OKLAHOMA CITY -- The players acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in the seven-player deal with the Washington Wizards participated in the morning shootaround and will be active for Tuesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
"You've got to try to cover some of your basics, some of your general things," coach Rick Carlisle said. "We're going to have to just keep building on things as we go day by day, but we're going to need these guys to be ready to play tonight."
Butler will start at shooting guard. Carlisle has declined to say whether Haywood or Erick Dampier would be the starting center, but both big men will play significant minutes. Stevenson might not be in the rotation.
"It's still only 24 hours in," Butler said. "It'll take a minute. I think probably within a week or so, I'll really have the plays and sets together."