Mark Cuban isn’t the only one who’s disappointed by the sudden resignation of recently hired General Manager Gersson Rosas.
Rosas was only hired during the offseason, but apparently he was unclear about what his role was going to be with the Dallas Mavericks. He resigned suddenly just yesterday, and from the sounds of things, no one in the Mavericks organization was prepared for it.
Either way, this is a huge disappointment because the Mavericks badly need help in their scouting department. That isn’t to say that former (and now current) GM Donnie Nelson isn’t good at his job. In fact, the Mavericks have been one of the most masterful teams in the NBA when it comes to trades and free agency. The way the team constantly shuffled assets to turn them into more assets, like when they turned Erick Dampier’s expiring contract into Tyson Chandler, was nothing short of incredible.
However, they’ve been miserable in the draft. They haven’t even seemed to take it seriously at all, frequently trading down or trading away picks altogether. The only significant player they’ve drafted since Dirk Nowitzki was Devin Harris, but even he never really met the expectations of the fifth overall pick.
The team actually has five players drafted in the past two drafts on the roster, so perhaps they are taking the draft more seriously now than they were. Still, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have someone who is something of an expert at building through the draft, similar to what Rosas did for the Houston Rockets organization. If the Mavericks are serious about improving through the draft, they should try to find a new GM as soon as possible.