Odds & Ends: Mavericks, Hornets, Smith, Harris

After playing an instrumental role in defeating the Heat tonight, Dwight Howard publicly stated that he'd like to stay put with the Magic for the remainder of the season. With that in mind, here are some other reports of teams that aren't trying to make any splashes by Thursday, as well as other miscellaneous links from tonight:  
  • Mark Cuban doesn't see a reason why the Mavericks would be involved in the trade market right now, according to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News
  • Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports that the Hornets are not looking to add any payroll in a deal involving Chris Kaman, which makes a deal tough. (Twitter link) 
  • Despite numerous reports that Josh Smith wants out of Atlanta, Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson believes that the chances of the team receiving equal value for their star forward is very unlikely, according to an Associated Press article by the Star Tribune
  • Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune tweeted that the Jazz are not trying to move Devin Harris
  • Clippers GM Neil Olshey tells Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times that the team is not looking to trade any of their remaining assets unless it makes an "impact acquisition."
  • A panel of experts from ESPNChicago.com discussed the current state of the Bulls, and all agreed that the Bulls should remain intact past the deadline. 
  • Jeff McDonald of Spurs Nation gives a rundown of the team's thought process as the trade deadline looms. While they may not have the trade assets to get anything major done, they could look to the waiver wire after the deadline. 
  • Stephen Litel of HoopsWorld offered his opinion on trade scenarios in a chat with fans. 

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