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Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:09 am
Edited on: March 7, 2012 10:32 am
 
By Matt Moore

The Mavericks have pretty much freaked everyone out. The Mavericks not only held off signing three of their major championship components to long-term deals, presumably because of the luxury-tax implications in two years under the new CBA, they didn't re-sign th
Mark Cuban says the Mavs won't be ringing up other teams at the deadline. (Getty Images)
em, period. They moved a trade exception to get Lamar Odom, despite knowing Odom has never really had a lot of success outside of the cocoon of L.A. and Phil Jackson (though there was absolutely no way to predict how many personal issues Odom would unfortunately undergo which have impacted his play). They are rumored to be pursuing Dwight Howard and Deron Williams, but if so, why aren't they active on the trade market? To put it the way one Western Conference exec told the San Francisco Chronicle
"I can't tell what Dallas is doing. I'm as confused as everybody else," one Warriors source said.
via Considering the Warriors' trade possibilities.

And the subterfuge continues. Mark Cuban himself told reporters before the Mavs' win over the Knicks that if fans are waiting for the Mavericks to dive into the trade pool with the deadline a week away, they shouldn't hold their breath.
If Mark Cuban can be believed, the Mavericks are only going to be players before the March 15 trade deadline if somebody blows them away with an offer.

It will not happen if teams are waiting on the Mavericks to start proposing deals.

"We're not calling anybody,'' Cuban said before Tuesday's game against New York. "I told Donnie (Nelson) to take calls, but we're not making any calls. There you have it.''
via Mark Cuban: Mavericks are not making trade calls | Dallas Mavericks Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News.

I know, I know. Cuban always says this. Teams always says this. Cuban said Saturday at the Sloan Sports Analytic Conference that they take pride in never letting trade talks leak. If we believed every GM, trades just spontaneously happen because no one ever calls anyone. But let's for the moment take his word. The Mavericks are closing in on a potential top-four seed and homecourt advantage in the first round. But from watching them, it's easy to see there's a big gap between them and the championship-caliber team of last year (in the shape of Tyson Chandler, specifically). And yet, the Mavericks remain painfully patient. So what gives?

Maybe it's the luxury tax and Cuban wanting to get space to make careful moves before the punitive measures take effect. Maybe it really is the big dream chase of Deron Williams and Dwight Howard in free agency, and wanting to boost Marion's value as much as possible. Maybe it's just a conceptual approach to flexibility. It may be smarter to simply allow yourself options down the road than aggressively pursue a plan.

But the fact remains, the Mavericks are baffling everyone and it's kind of freaking us out.
Comments

Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: March 8, 2012 1:04 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

Well Cuban.... you say that because you know nobody wants your stinking players!  They are old and they suck this year!  As if last year it is hardly to remember who won the championship
Says the guys who's NBA team is the Bucks, NFL team is the Rams, NHL team is the Bruins, MLB team is the A's, College football team is Bama, College Basketball team is UCLA and lives in Virginia....LMAO!!!!   DUDE!  Bucks Rams and A's....at least bandwagon to winning teams!



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:30 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

if mark cuban says it. probably the opposite is true.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 10:20 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

Dirk,Terry,Kidd,Marion,ther Mavs might be old,but Cuban,and Nelson understand it is all about team chemistry....Who wants  an unhappy player whose name comes up as trade bait..Cuban will make the right move>The guy lives,breathes and is all MAVS,whether you like him or not,he is one bright cookie.Howard and Williams  in a Mavs Uniform ,only Cuban knows.......


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Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 6:56 pm
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Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

I must admit...I like Cuban's approach to trade talks.  Don't talk about it and never let them leak out is good!  Look at the Lakers...they were in shambles when trade talks started leaking out.  Personally, these are professional athelets and they are going to do what they are told when it comes to trades.  Yes, many players have a say in it because they have a no trade clause.  I would much rather approach this as a wait and see game.  If I am traded, I go...if not, I stay! 

Cuban has alot to think about when it comes to the trade deadline approaching fast.  He needs to better his team because they will not go deep into the playoffs without a little help!  Just saying!



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:59 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

Oh for the LOVE OF GOD CUBAN!!! please please please trade Lamar Odom's hollywood ass!!!  That guy is worthless.  Seriously, I've seen more motivation from pond scum to take over a game.  This guy wants to play for the Lakers along with his Kardashian blowup doll.  I hate this guy!  Should have kept Tyson Chandler!!!



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

That's exactly how Cuban wants everyone....CONFUSED!
Yeah I agree and I think it's funny that expert try figure out what he going to do next



Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

"I can't tell what Dallas is doing. I'm as confused as everybody else," one source said.


This shouldn't surprise anyone. The Warriors have been in a state of confusion since 1962.  



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:56 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

The Mavs have the best defense in the Western Conference and STILL Tyson Chandler's name keeps coming up. Why? Get over it already -- they're fine without him. 



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Mark Cuban says Mavs aren't making trade calls

Go Mavs Go!  That's exactly how Cuban wants everyone....CONFUSED!

Duh, WINNING!


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