With a strained quad nagging Jason Terry and a fractured and dislocated finger expected to sideline Delonte West for the forseeable future, the Mavericks find themselves thin in the backcourt. However, the team doesn't expect to add a veteran guard for depth, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.
With 15 players under contract, the Mavericks have a full roster and would have to waive someone to clear a spot for any additions. There are number of notable free agents available, and the Mavs also have three trade exceptions worth more than $2MM+ that could be used to acquire a player, but for now Dallas plans to move forward with its current roster.
"We'll just have to make it work," said coach Rick Carlisle. "With [Jason] Kidd, we’re going to have to keep his minutes reasonable. Dominique Jones is going to have to play some. Vince [Carter] is going to have to get more minutes at the 2 position. We had Odom handling the ball a lot tonight. Look, we may have to be creative with our rotation."
If the Mavs decide to change course and sign a free agent, the club could only offer potential signees a 10-day contract or the veteran's minimum.