The Dallas Mavericks have a fight on their hands if they want to make sure they earn and maintain playoff contention status in the second half of the season. However, according to reports from ESPN on Jan. 29, 2013, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is ready to spend if he needs to in order to earn another trophy.
In confirmation of a report from Forbes.com that the Mavericks made a profit of $13 million in 2012, Cuban made mention that he expects a profit this coming year of 2013, but he would not rule out failing to turn one if it meant more NBA glory:
"I’ve got money,” Cuban said. "I like that trophy a hell of a lot more than I like money."
The Mavs are currently six games back of .500 and double that from a solid seventh or eighth place in the Western Conference standings. With the second half already underway it is going to take a remarkable effort from the Mavs to make a run to reach the playoffs even with this much time left.
Rumors of deals including the likes of Rudy Gay and others have been reported but there is no confirmation. The only thing confirmed is that Cuban has agreed with star forward Dirk Nowitzki that he is going nowhere is there is a deal made.
It could be possible that Cuban goes after potentially Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce as the Celtics now could have a changing of the guard in response to the season ending injury of Rajon Rondo.
With the trade deadline fast approaching, it is certain to be an interesting month of February to come.
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