Mavericks Notes: Trades, Josh Smith, Howard

The Mavericks' 22-28 record is a disappointment for a team accustomed to being a perennial contender, but Dallas has been playing fairly well since falling to 13-23 a little over a month ago. As Vince Carter tells Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Mavs dug themselves into a hole in the first half, but they're taking things one game at a time as they try to claw back into the playoff race. Here's the latest from out of Dallas:

  • In addition to Nelson and Carlisle, owner Mark Cuban says that he doesn't like the chances of the Maverics making a deal before the deadline, writes Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News.

Earlier updates:

  • A couple days after Mavericks president Donnie Nelson told reporters that he doesn't expect the Mavs to make a trade this month, coach Rick Carlisle echoed those thoughts today at the team's shootaround. "If you're asking me if we're going to trade anybody, I don't think we're going to,'' Carlisle said, according to Price. "That's my opinion. I don't think we're going to trade [Shawn] Marion, I don't think we're going to trade Vince [Carter], I don't think we're going to trade anybody."
  • The Mavericks don't appear to be in the mix to acquire Josh Smith, and Tim MacMahon of explains why he believes not pursuing Smith is the right move.
  • In his latest piece, Sam Smith of explores potential destinations for Dwight Howard if the All-Star center leaves the Lakers in the coming weeks or months. Of the Mavericks, Smith writes: "The Mavs keep pretending to be in the picture, but with a quickly slowing Dirk Nowitzki that seems unlikely."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

You can click here to Subscribe without commenting

dziennika egzotyczny pieścić medycyny centrum medyczne zdrowie Denver

Get the hottest NBA news and rumors before anyone else! Follow us on Twitter to stay updated: