February 24, 2011
With the NBA trade deadline Thursday afternoon, the Dallas Mavericks are going to push right up against it and make a last-ditch run at Tayshaun Prince(notes) of the Detroit Pistons and J.R. Smith(notes) of the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN. Both have expiring contracts.
Dallas isn't optimistic about acquiring either player, the site reports.
The Pistons have said no to all requests for Prince, though, ESPN notes.