Posted Jan 12, 2013 10:17 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Mark Cuban says he plans to keep star Dirk Nowitzki even though the Dallas Mavericks have their worst record since a few months after he bought the team in 2000.
Cuban said before Saturday night's game against Memphis that he wanted to be clear with Nowitzki that he was committed "through thick and thin" to getting the team back in contention.
Dallas recently fell 10 games under .500 for the first time since Nowitzki's second season in 1999-2000. Since then, the Mavericks have made the playoffs 12 straight years and won the title in 2011.
The Mavericks are playing with a revamped roster for the second straight season after Cuban decided not to bring back several key players from the championship team.
|Smitty's Top 5 Plays |
Enjoy Smitty's Top 5 Plays Under the Rim.
|Raptors vs. Suns|
Markieff Morris made his first 11 shots en route to a 25-point performance and the Suns hand the Raptors their fifth straight loss.
DeMarcus Cousins gets the ball in the paint and takes off for the big punch.
|McLemore to Williams|
Ben McLemore drives and dishes to Derrick Williams for the reverse jam.
|Dishing It Out|
Greivis Vasquez dishes out the assist to Ben McLemore for the slam.