As the NBA trade deadline approached on Thursday afternoon, it appeared that the Dallas Mavericks would not be making a move. Then, three minutes before the time was up, Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson called owner Mark Cuban with a proposal involving Dahntay Jones in exchange for Hawks shooting guard Anthony Morrow.
The week leading up to the NBA trade deadline has been filled with lots of talk and little action so far. It’s a deadline-driven league, so the big moves could still be coming.
Fast-forward two years later, it seems as though Cuban and Donnie Nelson have overthought every move they’ve made and the product has suffered because of it.
Delonte West hasn’t joined the Texas Legends more than two weeks after the NBA Development League team acquired his rights.
Dirk Nowitzki tweeted on Tuesday: “When I’m frustrated Nesta Robert always comes through for me.” Sorry, but even Bob Marley can’t “Yeah mon” the pain from being 20-28 and Lottery-bound.
Allen Iverson has declined an invitation from Donnie Nelson and the Texas Legends to re-join the NBA via the D-League.
Before tipoff on Tuesday, Dallas GM Donnie Nelson said that the goal “is to protect the hill until our Big German cannon is back in our arsenal.” And then the Mavs beat the Lakers 99-91.
The Dallas Mavericks announced on Thursday that free agent center Eddy Curry has been awarded to the team on a waiver claim. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Last week, Delonte joined his coach in declining to detail the specifics of the behavioral issue. On Thursday, he seemed to be accusing someone (or projecting that someone) of doing something in violation of that.
The Dallas Mavericks announced on Thursday that they have again indefinitely suspended Delonte West for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle and GM Donnie Nelson visited with Delonte West on Tuesday after an angry locker room incident led to West’s suspension. The result? End of suspension.
It’s my 8th annual 50 Most Powerful People in Dallas-Fort Worth Sports and, I’ll be honest, this was probably the toughest year to find a clear-cut winner.