I don't know what the Mavericks were doing. They traded the 13th pick for the 16th and two second rounders, then turned around and traded the 16th and a 2nd rounder for the 18th pick. So in the end they traded the 13th pick for the 18th pick and 2nd rounder. I don't understand how they determined the 18th pick was more valuable than the 16th pick, lol.
Everybody was assuming the Mavs were trying to get out of the 1st round in order to create as much cap space as possible to sign Dwight Howard, but apparently tha wasn't the case.