“It was crazy,” Cuban said the day after the deadline on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. “We thought we had a bunch of things done, literally a bunch of things done. We had teams get cold feet at the last minute. … Things that would have used cap room next year, would have had money next year, that were high-dollar guys, difference-maker guys.”
Yahoo! reported that the Mavs would have sent a package of fringe rotation players (Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright and since-traded Dahntay Jones) to Atlanta, plus swapping positions with the playoff-bound Hawks in the upcoming draft. The deal reportedly didn’t happen because Boston refused to send its first-round pick to the Hawks.
Certainly would have made the 2013 Play-offs more interesting for both conferences.
Re: Report: Mavs almost landed Paul Pierce in deadline deal
Dallas was attempting highway robbery at Atlanta's expense. Boston would be doing OK because they get younger but Smith would never make us Celtic fans forget Pierce. If the Mavs wanted to make it happen they should have thrown ATL another bone.