Cedric Ceballos offers motivation to Dallas Mavericks fans

Dallas Mavericks Cedric Ceballos Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport
Dallas Mavericks Cedric Ceballos Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons /Allsport /

Dallas Mavericks supporters got a bit of motivation from former forward Cedric Ceballos on Monday. Check out his wise words here.

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Cedric Ceballos in February 1998. The 28-year-old forward was an All-Star in 1995, but just a role player in Phoenix before the deal. The minutes and production picked up in Dallas despite only playing 12 games.

Ceballos spent three seasons in Dallas. He only played 94 games because of injuries, though. Ceballos averaged 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game during his stint with the Mavs. They were working their way back during Ceballos’ stint. Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash were just establishing themselves in the league.

In August 2000, the Mavericks traded Ceballos, Eric Murdock, and John Wallace to the Pistons for Christian Laettner and Terry Mills. Ceballos only played one more season in the NBA. The Mavericks broke a ten-year playoff drought in 2001.

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The 11-year NBA veteran is now a television analyst for Fox Sports Southwest.

Ceballos offers motivation

Every Monday, the Dallas Mavericks hand out a bit of motivation to fans. Today, Cedric Ceballos took the torch and offered some uplifting words. Hear them below.

Ceballos focused on getting things done around your home while staying safe during the pandemic. Now is the perfect to tackle that projected in your house you’ve been putting off for a while. We should all try to make the most of our time indoors.

Please, be smart and stay safe. Hopefully, basketball and other activities return soon. The NBA is still formulating its plan moving forward. They have health and safety as their top priority. It will be fantastic to see the Dallas Mavericks back on the court whenever that happens.

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