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SCOTT'S MAVERICK SPIRIT LANDS HIM IN DALLAS

Disgruntled Dennis Scott was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Derek Harper and Ed O'Bannon. Dallas also got $500,000 in cash.

Harper also got the deal he wanted after having asked Dallas for a trade.

"Scott is the small forward we've been looking for all summer," Mavericks general manager Don Nelson said.

Scott, a 6-foot-8 small forward, provides the outside shooting threat the Mavericks have lacked. But he also could pose another attitude problem for Nelson, who has replaced virtually every player on the roster since being hired in February. Many of the ex-Mavs were dumped because of attitude problems.

On Monday, Scott threatened to sit out of Magic training camp, saying he was upset that the team had been critical of his offseason behavior.

At a birthday party Scott threw for himself outside Washington earlier this month, two people were wounded by gunshots when a fight broke out. The Magic also criticized Scott for a profanity-filled tirade in front of children at his basketball camp earlier this summer.

Scott, in his eighth NBA season, has played in 446 games with 322 starts and has career averages of 14.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also brings Dallas 41 games worth of playoff experience.

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