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Agent: Mavericks covet long-term deal

Updated: July 27, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Mavericks' intentions are to sign unrestricted free agent Caron Butler to a long-term contract, agent Raymond Brothers said Wednesday.

During the playoffs and again after the Mavericks won the NBA championship, Brothers said Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson told him the club wants to re-sign the nine-year veteran.

"After the championship was over," Brothers said, "Donnie texted me and told me he wanted Caron to be part of the team long term."

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