When the Dallas Mavericks announced the sign-and-trade that brought Shawn Marion to Dallas, I was quite excited. Whatever else the Matrix might be, he's an exciting, athletic defender and an explosive scorer, and I was glad to see him coming to Dallas. I wish I could have said the same about two newcomers, Tim Thomas and Drew Gooden. Those two seemed like a dangerous mix for the Mavericks and their team chemistry, because let's face it, Thomas and Gooden weren't exactly known as teammates that everyone wanted to play with—as their combined 12 teams in 19 years in the league would attest to. And it's not like they were bouncing around with cellar dwellers the whole time either. Thomas spent time with the Bulls and Suns, while Gooden was on the Bulls, the Cavs team that made it to the ...
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