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Did the Mavs pull off 3-for-1 bargain?

Only time will tell if Dallas made a good trade and got contributors for next season

Updated: June 29, 2012, 9:42 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Is it a bad sign if your second-round selection overshadows your first?

That certainly was the case Thursday night when the Dallas Mavericks selected 27-year-old center Bernard James out of Florida State, and more notably the Air Force, with the 33rd pick. The 6-foot-10 rebounder, shot blocker and veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq easily served as the draft's feel-good story as the clued-in crowd at the Prudential Center rose to its feet for a rousing ovation and began chants ...

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