Dallas Mavericks: Mark Cuban willing to break bank to improve roster

Nov 27, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches from behind the bench during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Mavericks 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After winning the championship in 2011, Mark Cuban could have parted ways with aging superstar Dirk Nowitzki, replacing him with a younger all-star, and retaining pivotal role players.

Once again, the Mavericks brash owner opted for loyalty and hung on to the long-time face of the franchise.

In recent days, Cuban has assured Nowitzki and the public that there is no way he would trade him.

For the second year in a row, Dallas’s offseason was highlighted by cost saving acquisitions.

At 16-23, and faced with the very real possibility of not being able to land a big name in the offseason, the billionaire owner has decided that it’s time to open-up his wallet.

“Every day I’m going through rosters trying to come up with ideas for Donnie [Nelson],” Cuban said. “We want everybody to know that the Bank of Cuban is open and if it’s the right deal, we don’t mind taking back money.

“But we’re not going to just do a trade just to do a trade. It’s got to be really worthwhile.”

We here at KJG have reported on some of the big names that have been put on the trading block as a result of a large contract; expect The Mavericks who are loaded with trade-friendly contracts to be major players around the February 21st trade deadline.

Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track this story.

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