3 Reasons the Mavericks Should Stand Pat at the Deadline

The Dallas Mavericks have laid the foundation to become a truly special team as the 20-year-old Luka Doncic continues to develop. They hold a 27-15 record and that takes fifth in the Western Conference standings.

With the Feb. 6 trade deadline approaching, it’s important to note, the Mavericks have been linked to a few players in trade rumors. Whether it has been Andre Iguodala, Robert Covington, or Andre Drummond, some names have circulated with Dallas in the mix.

It doesn’t seem the Mavericks have actually come close to making any changes to their roster, though. That seems to be a positive given how head coach Rick Carlisle has ‘positive feeling about the team all-around’ with the way it has executed.

“There is a positive feeling about the team all around. So far, we’ve done well. Could we have done better? Probably. But we could have done worse, too. We feel good about where we are, but our schedule is going to be challenging to finish the season,” said Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle.

via Portland Tribune.

It won’t be easy for the Mavericks to close out the season as strongly as they started it with their schedule becoming more difficult. In addition, they are currently slotted for a first-round series against the Clippers and that would be far from easy, too.

Despite the circumstances becoming more difficult for the Mavericks to close the season, there are three reasons why they should stand pat at the trade deadline:

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