Mavericks news: Mark Cuban proposes rule change, Mavs land top pick in mock draft, more

Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been in the news plenty lately. His team got fined $750,000 after an NBA tanking investigation, which the 64-year-old billionaire matched with a charity donation. Cuban also got roasted on Twitter after Jalen Brunson’s Game 1 performance to lift the New York Knicks to an upset. It has been a wild few days as the NBA Playoffs are just getting underway.

One of the biggest stories of the early postseason has been the injuries. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ja Morant were both injured on drives to the basket at the opposition stepped up to take a charge. The play can certainly be dangerous, and it had everyone thinking about what could be done to prevent injuries.

Cuban has an idea, and he says that he proposed it, but nothing has changed. See his proposed change below.

What do you think? How could the NBA make those drives to the basket safer moving forward? Do you agree with Cuban’s idea? Let us know in the comments.

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The NBA broke the ties (subscription required) in their draft order on Monday afternoon, which set things heading into the lottery. Dallas has the tenth-best odds of getting the top pick, and they have a 79.8 percent chance of keeping their selection.

FanSided released their latest mock draft on April 17, which had the Mavericks winning the lottery and getting the top pick. See who Dallas unsurprisingly selected.

NBA news

The Golden State Warriors fell down 2-0 to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night, but the talking point after the contest was Draymond Green’s stomp on Domantas Sabonis. The 6’6 forward was ejected in the fourth quarter, and it will be interesting to see how that impacts the series. Can the defending champs make a comeback? It will be fascinating to watch.

Dallas native Tyrese Maxey dropped 33 points to lead the Sixers to a 2-0 lead over the Nets in their first-round series. Former Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Seth Curry all struggled as Brooklyn scored just 84 points in Game 2.

Tuesday’s slate brings fans Game 2 in three different series. Can Jalen Brunson lift the Knicks over the Cavaliers for the second straight game? Do the Suns grab a win at home to even their series with the Clippers? Can Boston get their second straight blowout over the Hawks? Be sure to tune in to find out.

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