DALLAS _ The NBA trading deadline came and went this afternoon without the Dallas Mavericks pulling the trigger on any deals.
"Ultimately you guys know you've got to give to get,'' Mavs GM Donnie Nelson said. "And we were not willing to give up any of our core rotation guys because you've got a unique thing in that locker room.
"That's what really kind of what it came down to. It would have had to have been an over-the-top deal, or it was an absolute no-brainer. Otherwise, we want to give these guys the freedom to make the run.''
Gurd Jason Terry has already gone on record as saying the Mavs already have what it takes to win the NBA title this year.
"I'm right there with JET,'' Nelson said. "There's no reason why we couldn't go the distance this year.''
Which, ultimately, is why the Mavs didn't make a trade today.
-- Dwain Price