As the Dallas Mavericks look to get out of their current rut, Shawn Marion is one of the team's veterans who would be open to a players-only meeting.

"I'm down for it. We do talk a lot with each other, so that's not even the issue," Marion said.

"We can sit here and do that. What is that going to solve? I'm optimistic about anything."

The Mavericks have lost six straight games and nine out of their past 10.

"We have good guys," Rick Carlisle said. "I've never questioned that. And we're all in it together. That's the bottom line."