With the Dallas Mavericks starting at 22-28, many have begun to call their postseason future into question. Even after winning nine of their last 14 games, the Mavs remain 4.5 games out of eighth in the Western Conference.
Fortunately, the NBA trade deadline has not yet passed.
In the words of Cuban himself, "the bank is open."
Mark Cuban on any trades for the Mavs: "It's got to be a future-ous type player that we can build around that really adds a lot."— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) February 12, 2013
Cuban added another qualification.
Mark Cuban on what the Mavs would covet in a trade: "It's got to be a top three player (in the Mavs' rotation)."— Earl K. Sneed (@EKS_MavsNBA) February 12, 2013
The question on everyone's mind is simple: Who meets Cuban's requirements? While we can't pick Cuban's brain, we can acknowledge the players who make the most sense.
So, who fits Cuban's ideal requirements?