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Jason Terry wasn't even through his first year with the Dallas Mavericks when then-coach Don Nelson apparently wasn't pleased with his point guard skills. Nelson apparently was so disenchanted that he already had a deal done to ship Terry to the Utah Jazz. But owner Mark Cuban pulled the plug on the trade. "I remember having to tell Nellie that, 'No, we’re not trading him to Utah for Raul Lopez,' '' Cuban said. "Because Nellie told me the deal was done. "The point being that Jet went through some tough times when he first got here. And he got better and he grew with the team.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Lopez, who has had to overcome serious knee injuries in his career, has left his pre-season training with Khimki to join the Spaniards. "I am surprised because I could not watch the game last night and I didn't know what had happened until this morning," Lopez said. "I have mixed feelings because you don't want to go into the team after another teammate has injured himself, but I am very happy to be able to play at the World championship with this group of players. "Last year, I already had the luck to be a part of this group. "Now I need to adapt as fast as possible to the team." FIBA.com
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