Let's focus on the long shots and forget about the miracles for now. In other words, stop dreaming about the Mavs signing Chris Paul and Dwight Howard this summer. That isn't happening unless one or both of them agree to take much, much, much less than max contracts, even if the Mavs managed to strip their roster of everyone except for Dirk Nowitzki and didn't take any salary back. Or if the luxury-tax-paying Lakers agree to a sign-and-trade that frankly wouldn't make sense for them.
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