The Mavericks had “a whole lot of talk, but no action,’’
according to president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.
The trade deadline passed this afternoon and the Mavericks
were perfectly content not to break up their main core and stick with what they
feel is a strong bond between the players they currently have in the locker
“Ultimately, you have to give to get,’’
Nelson said. “We were not willing to give up any of our core rotation
guys, because we got a unique thing in that locker room. That’s really
what it came down to. It would have had to be an over-the-top deal, where it
was an absolute no-brainer. Otherwise, we want to give these guys the freedom
to make their run.’’
And, as Nelson said, everybody in the organization believes
there is a chance that this could end up being a special season.
“I’m right there with Jet (Terry),’’
Nelson said. “There’s no reason why we can’t go the distance