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Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t expect his team to make a trade. It’s not a surprise that he’s saying this as the teams owner Mark Cuban has been saying the team has “nothing going on” for a while now. Only difference is I wouldn’t necessarily trust Cuban he’s got to keep his cards hidden till the right time. Dirk well he’s got a good relationship with the boss but doesn’t really care about the cat & mouse game, he just needs play.
“So saying all of that, I knew we weren’t going to be taking any money back. So all the deals you’re basically doing are a bunch of lateral moves. We can trade one and get somebody back, but I don’t really think there’s a game-changer out there that we can get right now. So I figured we were going to stay pat and roll (this team) out here in the last 30 games and see what happens. I figured that’s where we were at the last couple of weeks.” (The Dallas Morning News)
Dirk cites the luxury tax (what a shock) as the main reason that t
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