Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  9 responses

Report: Mavs Targeting Tayshaun Prince, JR Smith

Dallas reportedly doesn’t think it has much of a chance at landing either player, but they’re still giving it a shot prior to today’s trade deadline. ESPN has the details: “The Dallas Mavericks plan to make last-ditch trade runs at Detroit’s Tayshaun Prince and Denver’s J.R. Smith before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, sources close to the situation said. But Dallas isn’t optimistic about acquiring either player. Prince and Smith have always ranked high on the Mavericks’ trade wish list since Caron Butler’s season-ending injury Jan. 1, not only because of their respective skill sets but because both possess expiring contracts like Butler. The Pistons, though, have rebuffed every trade inquiry from Dallas — and every other team — for Prince. You can’t outright dismiss a last-minute change of heart with anyone this week after Utah stunned the league by dealing Deron Williams on Wednesday morning, but Prince himself sounds as pessimistic as anyone that the up-for-sale Pistons would suddenly consent to move him on deadline day when they’ve held out this long. The Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, are most frequently mentioned as the leading suitor for Denver’s Smith, but the Mavs would gladly gamble on the volatile swingman, too.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Stepfan

    four hours left and counting.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i heard kevin love got traded to the thunder? any truth in this SLAM??

  • Riggs


  • Hustle hard

    ^ lmao

  • price

    Cuban should just pull what the Hornets did trade a bench player and ca$h.

  • Inferno

    Jr smith in new Orleans hehe and prince in the lakers hehe

  • KC

    At what point is Joe dumars job in jeopardy? He has mad bad move after bad move. Now he refuses to realize that this team is rebuilding and, that he should let his veterans go somewhere where they can at least compete to win a few games. All he is doing is delaying the process by trying to hold on to the past.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Get Rip in on the trade and then we’re talking. RIP and his horrible contract need to go. Plus JKidd could get the ball to Hamilton in the right spots. RIP needs to have a good pg to be successful.

  • robz