Jan 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches the Mavericks take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Grizzlies 104-83. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
The Dallas Mavericks rode into the All Star break on a pretty solid winning streak for them. They won 10 out of the last 16 games and were 2nd best in the NBA with 107.9 points per game. But despite that, Mark Cuban made it known that the “Bank of Cuban” was open and he would entertain all possible trades if it meant helping this team get into the playoffs.
After all that’s how the Mavericks have made their mark as one of the best franchises in the NBA over the past decade, through trades. But according to ESPN Dallas, it seems unlikely now that any moves will be made.
The Dallas Mavericks were looking to add some star talent, like DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings, and reportedly had interest in Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings. However both teams plan to hold onto their players leaving the desirables available for Dallas virtually non-existent.
If the Mavericks were to make a trade for less than a star player they’d be forfeiting the valuable cap space and financial flexibility that Cuban held onto so dearly after the 2011 NBA Finals Championship.
It didn’t work out this past offseason with hometown hero Deron Williams but that isn’t discouraging them from holding onto that cap space to make room for Dwight Howard.
When you fail, get up and try again right?