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Mark Cuban: Mavericks not looking to trade Raymond Felton

Mark Cuban: Mavericks not looking to trade Raymond Felton Photo: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks are not intent on trading point guard Raymond Felton, according to a report from ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon.

“We like him and think he will have a great year,” Cuban told ESPNDallas.com via the Cyber Dust messaging app. “Do quote me on that.” 

The Mavericks see Felton, Devin Harris and Jameer Nelson -- whom the team is reportedly close to signing -- receiving 'significant' backcourt minutes.

Dallas in June traded a package including point guard Jose Calderon, center Samuel Dalembert and draft picks to the Knicks for Felton and center Tyson Chandler.

Felton, 30, averaged a career-low 9.7 points and 5.6 assists in 65 games for the Knicks last season. He missed six contests in December due to a right groin injury.

After pleading guilty to two gun charges on Wednesday, Felton will receive a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service but avoid jail time.

The Mavericks, who also re-signed Dirk Nowitzki and agreed to terms with small forward Chandler Parsons this offseason, won 49 games and earned the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference before falling to the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

More: NBA free agent tracker

- Chris Johnson

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