Mark Cuban's Free Agent Pitch For Dallas Mavericks: You Can Pick Your Team

By Paul Seaver
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Well, at least we know one thing for certain heading into this off-season — Mark Cuban is going to be open and honest and he’s going to relinquish a little bit of his control.

Cuban is a business man and he’s the type of NBA owner that you simply should never question — at least in a business sense that is. If Cuban has an idea, he’s going to try it and he might be the last one laughing when all is said and done.

After winning the NBA championship back in 2011, the Dallas Mavericks fell off the grid a bit this past season, missing the playoffs entirely. Now, Dallas is looking to rebuild in a two-year span and they have the money and cap space to do so. Cuban, like a few other teams who have the opportunity to do so, wants to target both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.

His pitch:

“In essence, you get to come in and, it’s you and we have room for two more max free agents (next year),” Cuban told KTCK-AM. “That’s why when I talked about a two-year plan, that’s the concept there. So part of our sales pitch is, look, we’re not going to try to fool you and say that you and Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion and Vince Carter and fill are basically a championship team. Maybe we get on a run, maybe we’re pretty good. But the reality is you’re going to work with us and Dirk to get out there and pick your team.”

It’s an interesting philosophy and who’s to question Cuban.


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