Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/13/13
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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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