The Dallas Mavericks appear to be in prime position to build a contender for the next decade-plus. Luka Doncic proved he is one of the best players in the NBA during the playoffs. The 22-year-old is a superstar and capable of winning any game. The Mavericks have one of the best coaches in Rick Carlisle and an owner that players want to play for in Mark Cuban. Their current roster needs some upgrades, but the Mavs are set up for future success.
That is why the two stories dominating the team’s airwaves on Monday had fans so upset. First, The Athletic reported (subscription required) that Luka and front office member Haralabos Voulgaris have a rocky relationship which was causing a “rift” within the organization. Second, Bleacher Reported rumored head coach Rick Carlisle to be eyeing the potential Milwaukee Bucks vacancy if they falter in the postseason. It was a wild day of news for Mavericks fans.
Owner Mark Cuban let his thoughts on both stories be known on June 14. Here is a look at the latest.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shoots down rumors
Cuban was quick to share his thoughts on The Athletic’s story via Twitter.
Taylor Rooks later reported this quote from the Mavericks owner.
Cuban had this to say on Twitter about the Mavericks rumors on June 14.
Mike Fisher followed up with a quote from Rick Carlisle stating he is not leaving the Mavericks.
Dallas supporters can rest a bit easier after owner Mark Cuban and head coach Rick Carlisle dispelled the latest rumors. There may be some friction in the front office to work out this offseason. If so, that should be job one for the Mavericks.
This is an important offseason. Yes, Luka Doncic is expected to sign a max extension that will keep him in Dallas, but they need to improve the roster around him. The 22-year-old superstar wants to win and so do the Mavericks. Doncic needs help. The front office must get on the same page and get the job done this offseason. Stay tuned to see what Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks can pull off.