Mavericks: Coach Carlisle thinks Dallas will be active before trade deadline

Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Rick Carlisle Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks are finally healthy and getting back in the win column. They have won five of their last seven. The weather has cooled off the Mavs as both games scheduled for this week were postponed. They are hoping to return to action on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fans have seen the offense take a step forward over their recent stretch. Luka Doncic is putting the Mavericks back into elite territory, but the defense has been problematic. Dallas has allowed at least 116 points in seven consecutive games. They made moves in the offseason to improve their defense, but they have not worked out.

Fans are clamoring for the Mavs to shake things up before the trade deadline. Coach Rick Carlisle was asked about that on his 105.3 The Fan appearance on Feb. 19. Let us take a closer look at his thoughts.

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Coach Rick Carlisle believes Dallas Mavericks will be active at the deadline

Carlisle was asked specially about acquiring a big man. See his quote below courtesy of Callie Caplan.

Fans can listen to Carlisle’s entire spot on 105.3 The Fan from Friday here. He expects the Mavericks ownership and front office to stay aggressive in improving the roster. Dallas does not want to waste a moment of Luka Doncic. They will continue to put the best possible team around their 21-year-old superstar. Expect the Mavericks to make moves before the deadline if they do not think they are in a position to win in the postseason.

Fans have speculated about the Dallas Mavericks acquiring Andre Drummond. Do not expect that. Drummond does not fit next to Kristaps Porzingis in the frontcourt. The Mavs will be aggressive in adding wings or forwards that give them more versatility. Fans should stay tuned for what could be a wild month leading into the March 25 trade deadline. Do not miss it.

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