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2012 NBA Draft Results: Dallas Mavericks Trade Down

After a run on shooting guards earlier in the first round cleared out the position they were targeting, the Dallas Mavericks have reportedly decided to deal their No. 17 overall spot to the Cleveland Cavaliers for No. 24, 33 and 34:

With Terrence Ross and Jeremy Lamb gone, Dallas may not have seen a large gap in the players left, which made them willing to deal down to a Cleveland team that apparently loved UNC C Tyler Zeller. Zeller will be a good fit next to former UT power forward Tristan Thompson, while the Cavaliers probably didn't want to have three more young players in their roster that is already chock full of youth.

For now, the question is whether the Mavericks will keep all three of their selections or whether there is still more wheeling and dealing in their future.

For more on the Mavericks draft plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream as well as Mavs Moneyball.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.