Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood, DeShawn Stevenson (to Dallas)
Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross, James Singleton (to Washington)
In the first major trade before the deadline, the Mavericks made good on their promise to shake up a team that had been struggling. Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood immediately stepped into the starting lineup. Meanwhile, the Wizards launched a rebuilding plan that would continue with the trade of Antawn Jamison to Cleveland.