Donnie Nelson: "We have daily conversations with pretty…

Donnie Nelson: “We have daily conversations with pretty much everyone in the league and you’re always talking about the possibility. That’s kind of our job. There isn’t a single person that doesn’t come up in a discussion during the course of the season. So again, you’re always weighing those and measuring those opportunities. When something comes up you have to take a peak at it and if something comes up, one thing Mark Cuban isn’t is trigger shy.”
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Bird has been of the belief that George is likely to leave the franchise as a free agent after the 2017-18 season, and he wasn’t encouraged by George’s public declaration in February: “I always want to play on a winning team,” George told ESPN Radio. “It’s frustrating just playing the game for stats or for numbers or to showcase yourself. Man, I want a chance to play for … a championship.”
Everyone wanted to be the next Michael Jordan. But to be the next Michael Jordan was both a compliment and a burden, the ultimate aspiration and an unshakeable curse. “I want to be me, man,” Carter recalls of his sentiments as a springy 6’7″ guard out of UNC in the late ’90s. “I just don’t want to put that pressure on myself. In no way, shape or form I’m thinking that I am him, will be him or could be him. As soon as I walked in, my first year, that’s what you hear. For as cool as it may be, you don’t want it. You’re like, ‘No, thank you.'”
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