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Mavericks will not trade Dirk Nowitzki

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05:06 PM ET 09.07 | It's a sad moment for anybody to go through - fans, ownership, the organization and especially the player. After spending the vast majority of your career in one place, you're traded because you're no longer valuable due to your declining game. It's happened to so many, but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says it will not happen to Dirk Nowitzki, whom he refuses to trade. From a basketball standpoint, trading Nowitzki might have made sense this offseason, especially after Dallas became aware they weren't going to sign either Chris Paul or Dwight Howard. But rather than ship off their longtime star, the Mavericks opted to re-tool rather than re-build. So why not trade the German born star? Because Cuban thinks, even as Dirk's game slowly declines, his work ethic brings much more to the organization than his on-court game.

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September 7, 2013  09:54 PM ET

Nothing to say.....just wanted to be 1st,

September 7, 2013  11:05 PM ET

Great loyalty by Cuban. At least that's the praise he'll get from the same people who scorched JimBoy for not getting rid of a five time champion.

Gotta make Dirk happy to know the Mavericks plans are to "re-tool rather than re-build" when he could be traded to a contender at this late stage of his career!

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September 8, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Dirk in Houston...now that would be something...

September 8, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Going Down With The Ship, Bro?

September 8, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Dirk in Houston...now that would be something...

That's exactly what I was talking about...

September 8, 2013  10:00 AM ET

No use trading him now. He's on the back 9 of his career, and nobody is going to give up what Cuban would want for him.

September 8, 2013  10:28 AM ET

're-tool'????

September 8, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nothing to say.....just wanted to be 1st,

Honesty...........How refreshing !!!!!!!

September 8, 2013  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Honesty...........How refreshing !!!!!!!

Morning Mick.

September 9, 2013  10:45 AM ET

4 for you Mark Cuban, you go Mark Cuban...honestly, do you guys think we should be seeing MORE players or FEWER players play their whole careers with one franchise?

 
September 9, 2013  04:11 PM ET

Don't think he has the value he (Dirk) once had, so who cares?

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