The Dallas Mavericks have recently been hearing their name tossed into trade rumors, but it appears that big moves are not on the horizon for Mark Cuban’s team. While the team still may make a move, Eddie Sefko from the Dallas Morning News reports that the Mavs are not likely to make a splash at the deadline which means rumors of the team pursuing Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders aren’t as true as they seem.
Sefko addressed the rumors in a chat session on Tuesday:
From what I’m hearing, the Bucks don’t want to deal him because they know they’d be selling low. And I don’t believe the Mavericks are infatuated with the troubled big man. Plus, is he going to come in and take minutes away from Dalembert or Blair or Wright? Probably so. And that might be a complicated mix to to make happen. If it required a transition period (read: unexpected losses), it’s not worth it.
Not trading to Sanders makes sense as the Bucks want high first round picks on return. The Mavericks don’t have one of those but they do have assets to move. Dallas doesn’t have to make a move though, so buying high on someone like Sanders doesn’t make sense unless you absolutely have to.