DALLAS _ He was an after-thought when the Dallas Mavericks made a big splash via a midseason trade with the Washington Wizards last winter.
But Mavs shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson is now leading the NBA in 3-point shooting.
Stevenson has converted 39 of 75 3-pointers so far this season for .520 percent. Guard Caron Butler, who was in the trade that brought Brendan Haywood and Stevenson from the Wizards, is eighth in the NBA at .448 percent (26 of 58).
Meanwhile, Mavs point guard Jason Kidd is sixth in the league in assists at 8.8 per game, and forward Dirk Nowitzki is seventh in scoring (24.1 points per game) and ninth in field goal accuracy (.545 percent).
-- Dwain Price