Did Mark Cuban Admit That the Dallas Mavericks are Tanking?
Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, made a lot of comments after his participation in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday evening. What can we make about his comments about the Mavs?
The Dallas Mavericks have had a rough season so far and the fans have been enduring, waiting to see or hear the ultimate plan for the team. It finally looks like Mark Cuban may be ready to break the silence from the Mavericks front office.
And it probably is not what we wanted to hear.
Mark Cuban told Michael Smith and Jemele Hill after the Celebrity Game that the Mavs season so far has been “brutal”. He talked about how Dallas looks to be on the way to their first losing season since the turn of the century and that it is really hard.
The Mavs have been on a bit of a recent tear lately, winning 11 of their past 18 games, despite losing the final two before the break. It seemed like the Mavs were on the brink of making a run. Dallas was fighting hard and winning tough games against strong opponents, clawing nearer to a .500 season. Sadly, Mark Cuban’s comments seem to be proof that the Mavs are nearing a full-blown rebuild.
One of the most interesting things that Cuban said was that the Mavericks were “winning and tanking at the same time”. The way he talked about the young players on the team and the reason they were getting so many minutes, reminds us that Carlisle and Cuban build strictly around veterans.
The rebuild is a new beast for both of them and for Dirk Nowitzki as well. So if Dallas is looking for a full-scale rebuild, why aren’t they shopping their valuable veterans for younger, moldable pieces? Why are trade rumors dying so quickly in Dallas?
If I were the Mavericks, you can bet I would be looking high and low for a trade partner to continue to add younger, teachable talents in place of the old guys that are currently wearing suits more often than jerseys.
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If you would like to see the full video of Cuban’s comments about the Dallas Mavericks end of season hopes, click here. (Video credit, ESPN)