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The Dallas Mavericks have been a bit of a disappointment so far this season. At 16-23, they’re falling behind quickly in a very competitive Western Conference, and they will really have to fight just to make it to the playoffs. The team failed to make the big splash they hoped to make in free agency, where they hoped to acquire Chris Paul, Deron Williams, or Dwight Howard. To try to maximize what they have left in veteran Dirk Nowitzki, owner Mark Cuban has announced that the team could be willing to take back some serious salary in a trade if it makes them better. Via NBC Sports: “We’re letting everybody know that the Bank of Cuban is open,” the billionaire owner announced Monday night before his Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for a third consecutive victory to climb to 16-23. “If it’s the right deal, we don’t mind taking back money. But we’re not going to do a trade just to do a trade. It’s got to be worthwhile.” Cuban’s declaration came two nights after he said there is a “100 percent chance” that the Mavs will aggressively pursue trades — either as a main trade partner or as a facilitator in a multi-team scenario — as the weeks and days count down to the Feb. 21 trade deadline. This is kind of what the Brooklyn Nets did when acquiring Joe Johnson, a good player who was simply overpaid. With this in mind, you can’t help but speculate on whether the Mavericks will look at a player like Rudy Gay. Gay, like Johnson, is a good player, but Memphis is looking to shred salary. You have to believe the Mavericks will at least do something, because this team won’t scare anyone as constructed. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Mark Cuban: “Bank of Cuban is Open” appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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With the NBA trade deadline about six weeks away, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has announced that team is ready to make a deal.
“We’re letting everybody know that the ‘Bank of Cuban’ is open. If it’s the right deal, we don’t mind taking back money. But we’re not going to do a trade just to do a trade. It’s got to be worthwhile.”
The Mavericks are having...
According to the boss, Dirk isn't going anywhere
Even though it hasn't been discussed widely thus far this season, Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban has dismissed the notion that his struggling team--sitting at 10 games under .500 in recent days--will trade superstar and long-time franchise player Dirk Nowitzki to clear cap and accelerate the inevitable...
Mark Cuban has been active with Donnie Nelson searching for ways to improve the Mavericks ahead of the Feb. 21 deadline.
DALLAS (AP) -- Darren Collison led six players in double figures with 23 points and the Dallas Mavericks matched their season high with a third straight win in a 113-98 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
The Mavericks overcame an early spark from former Dallas guard J.J. Barea, who became a starter midway through the 2011 NBA finals against Miami and helped...
Dirk Nowitzki wants to be a Dallas Maverick forever, but also doesn’t want to be chasing a low playoff seed every year either.
The figurative (possibly literal) Bank of Mark Cuban is open, but he doesn’t want to take on bad salary or deviate too far from the flexibility Dallas has built either.
The Mavs have won [...]
As both of the announcers in the below video point out, it’s probably the best defense anyone from Sacramento has played all year.
During Thursday’s 117-112 overtime win by the Dallas Mavericks over the Sacramento Kings, late in the fourth quarter the officials gathered up for a very common video review. Now, who knew that the NBA had a security guard stand in front of the refs...
Darren Collison now runs the floor where J.J. Barea was the spark that helped rally the Dallas Mavericks to their first championship two seasons ago.
Dallas' new point guard made sure one of his predecessors didn't finish off another comeback Monday night.
Collison led six players in double figures with 23 points and the Mavericks matched their season high with a third...
By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange DALLAS -- The Mavericks and Timberwolves both have losing records, but they're going in opposite directions. Dallas has won three straight after Monday night's 113-98 pasting at American Airlines Center that sent Minnesota to its fourth loss in a row. Elton Brand scored a season-high 20 points off the bench for the Mavericks, who improved...
Over the weekend, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was doing his best to check out a review near the end of the Mavericks/Kings game at Sleep Train Arena.As Dirk attempted to get a better look at the review, a Kings security guard did his best to block of the path of Dirk from getting a closer look:
Dirk Nowitzki has been the Dallas Mavericks' preeminent scorer through nearly all of his 15 seasons, but he hasn't had to carry the load during one of the team's longest win streaks of 2012-13.
Looking for another balanced effort, Dallas will seek a season-high fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night while trying to add to its recent dominance over the struggling...
Dirk Nowitzki will likely not be a factor in Dwight Howard's decision beyond the consideration of on-floor fit.
DALLAS -- On the eve of the All-Star starters for each conference being announced, the Houston Rockets’ backcourt hardly looked All-Star worthy in a 105-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. Jeremy Lin missed 1 of 2 free throws in two critical trips to the free-throw line late in the game and then committed a turnover with 15 seconds...