Dallas Mavericks: nba trade deadline

DALLAS – The Mavericks acquired Anthony Morrow from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Dahntay Jones just before the trade deadline, a swap of reserve swingmen with expiring contracts.

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Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson joins Galloway & Company to discuss the team's recent trade for Anthony Morrow and push for the playoffs.

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Morrow, a five-year veteran with a $4 million salary, averaged 5.2 points for the Hawks while appearing in only 24 games this season. He has averaged 11.5 points and shot 42.5 percent from 3-point range in his career.

“He’s one of the best shooters in the game,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “You can never have too many shooters.

“We want to thank Dahntay for what he brought to us over a period of four or five months. He brought toughness. He helped us win some games. He’s a pro, so he’s going to be successful wherever he goes. Atlanta got a good player and we got a guy we feel can help us stretch the defense even more.”

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Coop and Nate discuss the Mavericks acquiring Anthony Morrow from the Hawks in exchange for Dahntay Jones just before the NBA trade deadline.

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Jones averaged 3.5 points in 50 games for the Mavs, including 15 starts. However, he’s become a fringe rotation player recently, playing just 1:42 in Wednesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Morrow, who spent two seasons with the Golden State Warriors and two with the New Jersey Nets, is likely to back up O.J. Mayo at shooting guard.

"It’s pretty clear that we were in the market for a shooter and we feel that we made a major upgrade," Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said.

Carlisle said he wasn’t certain whether Morrow would join the team in time for Friday’s game in New Orleans.

"Looks like I'm officially a Mav!” Morrow tweeted. “Thank you for all the welcome tweets! Can't wait to feel that AA center energy soon!!!!"

NBA trades - Mavs target Bucks PG Beno Udrih

February, 21, 2013
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Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Dahntay Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois could be headed to Milwaukee if the Mavs pull off a deal for the Bucks' Beno Udrih.
The odds of the Mavericks pulling off a blockbuster deal before the trade deadline are still extremely slim, but Dallas has been in discussions about upgrading its backup point guard spot.

The Mavs have targeted Milwaukee’s Beno Udrih, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports.

However, the Bucks have much bigger priorities -- trying to land Atlanta forward Josh Smith – and could need Udrih’s $7.4 million expiring contract to make that deal work.

If the Mavs deal for Udrih, Dahntay Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois could be headed to Milwaukee, although those terms aren’t set in stone.

The 30-year-old Udrih is averaging 6.7 points and 3.5 assists while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor in 18.4 minutes per game this season. Udrih, a starter in Sacramento for three years before joining the Bucks last season, has career averages of 9.1 points and 3.5 assists.

Mavs stand pat as trade deadline passes

March, 15, 2012
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DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks' front office didn’t pull off the ol’ okey-doke.

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Mavs C Brendan Haywood shares his experience on the nerves of an NBA player at the trade deadline and thoughts on his buddies, Lamar Odom, Jason Kidd and more.

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The trade deadline passed without the Mavericks making a move. That was expected, but you never know for sure with Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson running the show.

The Mavs didn’t actively initiate trade discussions. While they were willing to listen to offers, it would have taken a no-brainer offer for them to do anything to sacrifice their future financial flexibility or break up the core of a team the Mavs still believe can contend for another title this season.

"We’re good for the here and now," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. "We feel like we’re in a good position come this summer, hence the non-movement on the Maverick front."

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