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NJ Nets can fix two roster mistakes with impending trade |
When it is complete, it will end an unsatisfying year and a half for Najera, who was expected to help the Nets transition by anchoring the second unit after he signed a four-year, $12 million contract. "I was always playing in a lot of games," Najera said of his productive years in Dallas and Denver. "Then I came here and my body was breaking down. Really, I’m truly sorry. Obviously I wanted to play. I had an opportunity to perform and maybe do a little more than I’m used to, but it wasn’t like that and I’m still looking forward to that."

Dallas Mavericks wait for deal for Eduardo Najera to be approved | Eddie Sefko - DMN
"I think I'm the type of player that can perform on winning teams," Najera told New Jersey media members. "Obviously, right now, [the Nets] need playmakers and I'm not that type of guy. We need one-on-one guys and I'm not that type of guy. "I'm the guy that's going to keep his mouth shut, have a good attitude and always come to work when he's healthy and try to help win ball games." In short, Najera is the ultimate role player.

News Flash | Eddie Sefko - DMN Blog
Matt Carroll just scored his first points since Nov. 25. He nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to bring the Mavericks within 83-62 at the end of three quarters.

The Come Up: Round 2 vs. the Lakers (and Cowboys) | Jeff Wade - ESPN Dallas
for the second consecutive week, the Mavs head into a Monday coming off of a head-hanging loss. Wednesday provides an opportunity for redemption, Friday night brings the new Ice to town and Sunday starts a cold road trip with the Mavs playing opposite the playoff Cowboys -- again.