DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks didn't find any deals enticing enough this year for them to make a trade. So Thursday afternoon's NBA trade deadline came and went without the Mavs shaking up their roster and making any trades.
"Lots of conversation, but no movement,'' said Donnie Nelson, the Mavs' present of basketball operations. "I had a chance to sit down with obviously (Owner) Mark (Cuban) and (coach) Rick (Carlisle) and just felt like that the price of change was too high.''
The Mavs brought in nine new players last summer and still has yet to have a full roster, because of injuries. But since the Mavs (32-23) have won six of their past eight games, management felt a roster shakeup may have derailed that head of steam.
"This group has done some really good things in the past week and giving them an opportunity to continue that is important,'' Nelson said. "Obviously you've got to make the calls, you've got to turn over every stone.
"But in the long run we like the direction that the team’s going in and we stood pat.''
-- Dwain Price
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