Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/9/12
Donnie Nelson talked about the future Monday. Following a disastrous week for the Mavericks, he obviously didn't have much to be positive about. The Mavericks president of basketball operations attempted to sound upbeat when talking about fielding a playoff contender for the upcoming season. But disappointment overshadowed all. Not landing Deron Williams has left the Mavericks franchise looking average at best with little to be excited about going forward. But Nelson said he had no regrets on how the franchise attempted to land most likely the biggest name in this summer's free agency class. "We were in position to get a superstar, which is how you win championships in this league, so there are no regrets whatsoever," Nelson said on 103.3's Ben and Skin Show KESN-FM. "We would have done everything the same way." Not only did the Mavericks miss out on Williams, guards Jason Terry and Jason Kidd cornerstone pieces to the Mavs' 2011 title team both have agreed to join new teams. So how do you replace them and re-stock the roster? Using multiple trade exceptions is Nelson's intention. "We're in a position, especially with the way the new CBA is going to kick in next summer, we're in a position to have flexibility," he said. "Look, it didn't work out for us in the short term. All you can do is move on. We were in position to get the job done. We respect Williams' decision. It's something that's a tough pill to swallow. But at this point, we're on to the next options." According to Nelson, one of those options will not include stripping the team down and rebuilding through the draft. In his opinion, the Mavs will attempt to acquire a star via trade. "We're absolutely not looking to tear up the season next year," he said. The Mavericks haven't missed the postseason since the 1999-2000 season. Nelson says it's possible to keep that 12-year streak alive. "You never know," he said, "with a little luck and with some mid-season trade stuff that may come to fruition, you just never know." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Lions sign Jim Caldwell to multi-year extension

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union throw up the ‘X’ at Nebraska game

Wilton Speight leaves game with possible back injury

Six teams on upset alert in NFL Week 3

Three reasons why the Cleveland Indians can win the World Series

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Warriors say they will visit Washington, focus on diversity

Report: Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

Rob Manfred says Portland could get MLB expansion team

Colin Kaepernick’s mom has priceless response to Trump

Geno Auriemma offers to work for free amid UConn budget crisis

Cody Bellinger cracks great joke after Dodgers clinch

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors in 2018

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker