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Donnie Nelson says the Mavericks will not make a trade

Dallas will stand pat at the NBA trade deadline, per the team's general manager.

The Dallas Mavericks won't make any trades at the NBA deadline, Mavericks' general manager Donnie Nelson said this afternoon in a media session two hours prior to the 2 p.m. deadline.

"It's not the time to make changes," Nelson said. "We need to give this group a chance to grow together."

Nelson said that the Mavericks will be active on the buyout market, which is no surprise. Over the past decade, Dallas has brought in several veterans late in the season after they were bought out of bad contracts, most notably Amar'e Stoudemire last year and Peja Stojakovic in the 2011 title run.

We'll continue tracking the trade deadline rumors with an emphasis on who will and won't be bought out, potentially making them Mavericks targets. We also have a list of five buyout candidates the Mavericks might want to pursue, although not all of them have been confirmed to be on the market yet.