Sources: Mavericks eye Prince, Smith

Updated: February 24, 2011, 11:43 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Mavericks plan to make last-ditch trade runs at Detroit's Tayshaun Prince and Denver's J.R. Smith before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, sources close to the situation said.

But Dallas isn't optimistic about acquiring either player.

Prince and Smith have always ranked high on the Mavericks' trade wish list since Caron Butler's season-ending injury Jan. 1, not only because of their respective skill sets but because both possess expiring contracts like Butler.

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