The Mavericks did not make a move at the trade deadline. They decided to keep their roster intact. Dallas did make one trade. The moved a second round pick to get Willie Cauley-Stein on Jan. 24. The trade was a response to the season-ending Achilles injury suffered by Dwight Powell. The Mavs needed someone capable of handling minutes at the five.
That does not mean they were not searching for a deal. Brad Townsend reported this shortly after the deadline passed.
It should come as no surprise as the Mavericks coveted Danny Green during free agency in 2019. They were searching for a wing and additional depth for the stretch run. The front office could not find the perfect trade, so they decided to stand pat.
The Mavs’ roster is virtually set for the rest of the season. They could add a free agent or a player from the buyout market, but that is not a guarantee.
The Dallas Mavericks will have the opportunity to make a roster altering move on draft night. They have to keep their first round pick until then thanks to the Stepien Rule. Dallas also has the Warriors second rounder which could be 31st overall. Packaging those two selections could bring in a roster altering asset. Stay tuned to see if the Mavs make that deal.
Here is a look at how the trades that went down impacted the Mavericks.