After fielding questions about franchise big man, Dirk Nowitzki’s place within the Dallas Mavericks organization earlier this week, owner Mark Cuban turned his attention to the impending trade deadline (Feb. 21).
When asked by Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News on whether the team would look to upgrade through trade, Cuban’s response was crystal clear:
I would say there’s a one hundred percent chance we’ll do something. There’s nobody in particular we’re looking to get off or anything. But we put ourselves in position where I’m willing to take back money. If it’s the right deal, I’ll take back everything. I don’t care. It just depends. But like I said, there’s a one hundred percent chance we’re going to look to do something.
The quote is interesting for two reasons, though.
1) Cuban is doing his best with his current assets and always seems to be looking to upgrade his roster.
2) At the beginning of the quote Cubans says “we’ll do something” and then he sort of backtracks and says “we’re going to look to do something.”
Doing something and looking to do something are two very different things, but stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track this story.