Mavs wanted to get DeMarcus Cousins
The Mavs are among several teams who have aggressively inquired about DeMarcus Cousins, but the Sacramento Kings have insisted that they donít plan to deal the enigmatic 22-year-old big man this summer. Atlanta forward Josh Smith is available, but he isnít a superstar.
The names of Marion and Carter have come up frequently in trade speculation because the veterans could have value to contending teams. A strong case can be made that the Mavs would be wise to jump-start their rebuilding process by flipping Marion and/or Carter for young talent and/or draft picks.
-- ESPN Dallas