Hot Button: Time for Dirk Nowitzki to leave Dallas?

The only way the Mavericks would ever considering dealing Dirk Nowitzki, who has one of the two no-trade clauses in the NBA, is if the face of the franchise demanded it.

It's hard to envision that happening, although we don't know just how bummed Nowitzki is after the Mavs' big fish-or-bust summer went belly up.

However, on the slowest sports day of the year, that doesn't stop us from debating whether a trade would be in both parties' best interests. Hit the Hot Button for more.