Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/19/14
  At 16-23, the Dallas Mavericks have been nowhere close to the NBA title contenders they have been in the past. At 7 games under .500, they will have to fight just to make the playoffs in the tough Western Conference. The team failed to sign star point guard Deron Williams this off-season, and Dirk has shown signs of aging. Enter team owner Mark Cuban who let it be known recently that when it comes to improving his team, money is no hindrance. Per 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.” In sports, having an owner willing to spend the necessary money to put out a winning product is never a bad thing. It’s good to hear that Cuban won’t make a deal just for the sake of making one though.
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