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From Rudy Gay to DeMarcus Cousins to Pau Gasol, the rumblings of major deals in the NBA are picking up steam as the league approaches the Trade Deadline on Feb. 21.
And one teams owner has become vocal in just how active his team will be over the next five weeks.
"I would say there's a 100 percent chance we'll do something," Dallas Mavericks owner said in an interview with The Dallas Morning News' Eddie Sefko.
The struggling Mavericks, at 15-23, have put together a couple of wins and are starting to show signs of improvement, but their roster that is full of one-year contracts puts them in a spot where no one, outside Dirk Nowitzki, is guaranteed to be in Dallas very long...and if the right deal comes along, they will be ready to pounce.
"There's nobody in particular we're looking to get off or anything," Cuban said. "But we put ourselves in position where I'm willing to take back money. If it's the right deal, I'll take back everything."
The Mavericks missed out on their top free agent this summer, Deron Williams, and failed to bring in Dwight Howard from Orlando before he ended up in Los Angeles. The Mavericks did not panic though, instead building their roster this season with short-term deals, allowing them to keep their financial flexibility for next summer...or a big in-season trade.
Hopefully, the right deal will come along that can put Dallas right back into the championship mix...if not this season, then soon.
"There are very few one-off deals that you can make that put you over the top," Cuban said. "You go to be careful to to cut off your nose to spite your face. At the same time, we're going to be opportunistic."
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The Memphis Grizzlies are likely to hang onto Rudy Gay for the remainder of this season.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Gay has been told that he likely won't be dealt -- unless the franchise receives an offer that it can't refuse.
From the Commercial Appeal:
According to a person with knowledge of those conversations, Gay is
likely to remain a Grizzly...
It's not often that a team with one of the best records in the NBA is trying to sell off its top scorer and arguably its best player, but that's what the Memphis Grizzlies are working on right now with F Rudy Gay.
Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.
San Antonio had won five straight in the series since the Grizzlies upset the then-No. 1 seed in the opening round...
I realize that we’ve been reporting on Rudy Gay trade rumors like we’re ESPN covering Tim Tebow, but here’s a nice quote from Rudy Gay himself on the response he’s been getting from other players when he speaks with them about all of the trade talk (courtesy of SlamOnline.com via Yahoo! Sports):
“It’s hard to talk to [Rondo] because he is always saying, ‘We need you...
MEMPHIS -- The Memphis Grizzlies don't blink.Not even when they are deluged with increasing trade rumors involving Rudy Gay. "You'd think with all the trade rumors that we were 10-24, not 24-10," Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley said. Not even when San Antonio point guard Tony Parker nailed a 3-point buzzer beater to send Friday's game into overtime. ...
It appears the Lakers' best course of action is to keep Gasol and then re-evaluate the situation in the summer.
via Ric Bucher
Add the Washington Wizards to the list of teams that are in the mix for the services of Grizzlies small forward Rudy Gay, according to a league source. Not clear on what the Wizards’ offer might be but was told it was “a good one.”
MEMPHIS - If the Memphis Grizzlies' new owners indeed want to trade Rudy Gay to ease their future luxury tax, they may want to consider the Griz's 101-98 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Gay's 18-foot pullup jumper with 27.8 seconds left in the extra period gave Memphis a 99-98 lead, and reserve Darrell Arthur added a breakaway dunk with...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Memphis Grizzlies 99-73 Monday night with Chris Paul missing his first game this season because of a bruised right kneecap.
The matchup between two of the best teams in the West wasn't close much of the way. While Paul watched from the bench, the Grizzlies...
Wizards rookie guard Bradley Beal has not been mentioned in trade discussions with the Memphis Grizzlies involving swingman Rudy Gay, according to Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein.
The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported Monday that the Grizzlies have “entertained” an offer from the Wizards that would include Beal in a larger package.”I’ve talked to both teams. There is absolutely...
Lakers center Dwight Howard is a game-time decision Sunday against Cleveland after missing three games because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
He has worked out with Lakers trainers the last few days and might return a bit earlier than expected.
Howard was initially injured Jan. 4 against the Clippers and showed no ill effects in the Lakers' next game, tying his career...
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was scheduled to miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a concussion, but center Dwight Howard might play in Sunday night's game against Cleveland. It will be a game-time decision on whether Howard, who has a shoulder injury, will play against the Cavaliers, according to the Los Angeles Times. Howard will be re-evaluated just before tip-off.
This weekend once again featured a ton of great plays, and below are just a few of them.
First what else is new we have an alley oop featuring Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.
Rudy Gay dunks on Manu Ginobili.
James Harden schools Jrue Holiday.
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