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Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson shares his thoughts on trade deadline

Dallas Mavericks Donnie Nelson Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Donnie Nelson Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have been the subject of plenty of trade rumors ahead of Thursday’s deadline. They are having discussions and trying to figure out if they can improve their roster.

Head coach Rick Carlisle was quick to dismiss the notion of the Mavs making a massive trade during his media session on Tuesday. Does that mean the team will be quiet at the deadline?

General manager Donnie Nelson went on 105.3 The Fan’s K&C Masterpiece on Wednesday where he discussed the team’s trade deadline plans and so much more. Let us take a closer look at the interview.

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Cory Mageors and Kevin Hageland were quick to ask Nelson about what he thought his team was going to do at the trade deadline. See Nelson’s response below courtesy of Callie Caplan.

The Mavs GM talked in detail about the team’s process in making deals and how they weigh acquiring an upgrade versus the continuity of their current squad. Owner Mark Cuban noted continuity as the reason he did not see the Mavericks making a trade before the deadline.

Expect the organization to continue making calls and gauging the market. Dallas may not make a significant move before the offseason, though.

Nelson discussed the types of players that the Mavericks want to surround Luka Doncic with going forward. He noted shooters, shot blockers, and defenders with switchability while making a point that the Mavericks have those pieces on their roster already. It could be an insight into the Mavs plans to fill their cap space in the 2021 offseason.

Fans should take a listen to GM Donnie Nelson’s interview on 105.3 The Fan. The Dallas Mavericks GM offered plenty of insight into the team and how he views them going forward. Keep an eye out for trades too. As fans know, anything can happen at the deadline.

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