This is just to get the ball rolling. They're not meant to be complete evaluations or be seen as complete truth. However, I've watched and studied Dallas a lot this year, and here's my snap impressions on the four guys we got:
Josh Howard: Similar to Caron Butler in that he's turned from a fill-in-the-blanks guy to a shotjacker, except Howard's decline has been more extreme because he's scoring less efficiently, shooting even more and doing it on a winning team with an established system instead of on a crappy team with a new system.
Drew Gooden: Has behaved this year and been a nice asset for the Mavs off the bench, but has done it because he got humbled after getting basically no contract offers last year. His knuckle-headedness has also been kept in line in a strong Dallas clubhouse, and it might go by the wayside here. However, when his head is screwed on right, he's a decent player.
James Singleton: His numbers look good in limited minutes, but he hasn't played much for two straight years under a very good coach in Rick Carlisle, so there's probably a good reason he's an afterthought. Still, a possible diamond in the rough.