NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Morrow will participate in his first practice session with the Dallas Mavericks today, and will be in uniform for Sunday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.As the Mavs await his arrival, they do so knowing one key ingredient about Morrow’s game that could possibly help them reach the playoffs.“He definitely can shoot the ball,’’ forward Dirk Nowitzki said. “He’s definitely one of the best spread guys in the league.“I remember he had great shooting games against us before in Golden State. He can shoot on the move, he can spot up, so we’ll see once he gets here.’’The Mavs traded Dahntay Jones to the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday for Morrow, who averaged 5.2 points in only 12.5 minutes per game for the Hawks this season.“Morrow is a big-time shooter and I’m happy to have him and welcome to greet him in,’’ guard O.J. Mayo said. “I played with him in the  rookie/sophomore game [during All-Star Weekend].“He can help us. Anybody that can put that ball in the basket it’s always good.’’Center Brandan Wright has a long history with Morrow which he was more than happy to share with the media on Friday. Wright’s final season with the Golden State Warriors (in the 2008-’09 campaign) just happened to be Morrow’s rookie season.“He was in a perfect system down in Golden State — a team that shot a lot of threes,’’ Wright said. “We had a lot of guys banged up that year and he stepped in and did great.“He was a great teammate, hard worker, he’s always going to give you his all, so he’ll fit right in. He shot the lights out of the ball and he’s been building from there.’’As a teammate of Wright’s with the Warriors, Morrow became the first rookie to lead the NBA in 3-point shooting when he shot 46.7 percent from downtown during the ’08-’09 season.Coach Rick Carlisle wouldn’t say if Morrow would immediately step in and receive the 12.7 minutes a game Jones averaged for the Mavs.“We like him as a shooter, we like him as a guy that can play backup minutes at the [shooting guard] and the [small forward],’’ Carlisle said. “I feel that he’s going to get an opportunity to play some — I can’t tell you exactly how much.“Dahntay really wasn’t in the rotation in recent weeks that much, but we’ll see. You can never have too many good shooters in this league.’’ Players can all exhale now Rick Carlisle isn’t sure if his players can now exhale now that Thursday’s trading deadline has come and gone.“To me, NBA players are professionals, they get into this business knowing that trades are a part of the landscape,’’ Carlisle said. “It isn’t in the forefront of my mind that now things are going to be a lot easier for whoever or whatever.“But it’s a good blog theory. Or at least you can tweet it.’’ Kaman could play against the LakersChris Kaman will go through his second full contact practice with the Mavs today and could possibly play Sunday against the Lakers.Kaman has missed the past 10 games after suffering a concussion during a Jan. 28 practice session.
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