Feb 13, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; A general view of the Dallas Mavericks logo at center court before the game between the Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Dallas Mavericks want to acquire 'marquee' player


The Dallas Mavericks have attempted to bring in a high profile player for two straight offseasons now. The list includes Dwight Howard and Deron Williams, but so far the Mavericks have struck out in their bids. That hasn’t changed their outlook though as according to the Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks are still looking to acquire a ‘marquee’ player.

They still envision a day when Dirk Nowitzki is their second-best player.

“That’s the hope and the plan,” president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. “I think we’ve done it kind of by committee. Monta’s really provided us a really cool punch and someone who on any given night can win a game.

“The hope is … we’ll be able to [make a marquee hire] sooner than later. I think we’ve made an attempt to do that the last two summers. So much for second place. But, yes, that would be the plan and the hope at some level to be able to do that.

Nelson doesn’t mention if Dallas is looking more towards the trade market to acquire such a talent or if they’ll look in free agency again.

If they do happen to dig in free agency, they’ll have plenty of cap space to do so considering they only have $24 million dollars guaranteed on their books next season.

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  • Willtalk

    Even If they can’t get a player, Dirk would still eventually end up being the second best player by default when he becomes eligible for Medicare.