Mavs add SG Morrow in last-minute trade before deadline

Mavs add SG Morrow in last-minute trade before deadline

Anthony Morrow #22 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after a basket against the Orlando Magic at Philips Arena on November 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 6:21 PM

The NBA trading deadline didn't pass without the Mavericks getting involved.

Dallas picked up guard Anthony Morrow from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard Dahntay Jones. 

“He's one of the best shooters in the game and you can never have too many shooters,” says Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. “Atlanta got a good player and we've got a guy that we feel can help us stretch the defense even further.”

Morrow's career got off to an incredible start. He was undrafted and later signed by the Golden State Warriors, a team that was coached at that time by former Mavericks head coach Don Nelson.

In his first NBA start, Morrow scored 37 points, the most ever scored in a game by an undrafted rookie. 

“To have a guy that can step in as one of the top stretch shooters maybe in the history of the league, and to be able to come in and provide some was just really, really important to us,” said Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson.

Morrow is expected to back up guard O.J. Mayo.

"It’s good to have another shooter behind Mayo that can give us some minutes there," says Carlisle. "We're looking to get him here as soon as possible. We don't know when that will be.”

Morrow has yet to comment on the trade, but he did issue the following tweet: "Looks like I'm officially a Mav! Thank you for all the welcome tweets! Can't wait to feel that AA center energy soon!!!!"

"We're always in the market for shooting," Nelson said. "It’s always been a priority for us here and we feel like we made a nice step forward.”

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