Mavericks' general manager Donnie Nelson will be available to media members at 12 p.m. Central on Thursday, two hours before the trade deadline hits. That's a clear sign that Dallas won't be very active prior to the actual deadline.
Donnie always has a media appearance on the day of the trade deadline, but typically, it's right at 2 p.m., when the trade deadline is hitting. That the Mavericks and Nelson have chosen to give it early only indicates Dallas will be quiet.
Of course, I suppose it's possible the Mavericks will be announcing a trade, but that seems less than likely, given a complete lack of buzz anywhere about Dallas at the deadline. I guess we'll find out at noon central!