Chances of Devin Harris back in Dallas?

February, 22, 2011
2/22/11
12:34
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As with every other team, the Dallas Mavericks were waiting on a Carmelo Anthony deal to finally set off action as the big clock ticks on Thursday's 2 p.m. trade deadline.

So no Melo rental in Dallas, but what about the leftovers and the left out? ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported on Jan. 10 that the Mavs registered interest with the New Jersey Nets in bringing Devin Harris back. The Mavs were always planning to try to see if they could re-acquire the former fifth overall pick in the 2004 draft once they knew if Harris was or wasn’t in a Melo deal.

The Nets swung and missed and now the notion of a three-way deal with the Mavs, Nets and Nuggets that lands Harris in a Dallas backcourt with Jason Kidd and Rodrigue Beaubois, sources told ESPNDallas.com on Monday night, is a long shot.

At least the Mavs know they won't have to deal with Anthony in a potential playoff series. Melo killed the Mavs in the 2009 second-round series, and as this season gets back into swing after the All-Star break, Dallas is the No. 2 seed and Denver is No. 7.

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