HoopsHype Mark Cuban rumors

January 16, 2014 Updates

"On the officiating side, that's probably the one thing I'd say he's failed miserably on, but I understand where he's coming from, because he doesn't have a horse in the race. Win, lose or draw, as long as the business of the NBA is good, he's happy. I obviously have a completely different perspective, and that's where we clash. He doesn't care who wins. That's the difference, because I do. ESPN.com

January 14, 2014 Updates

However, the Mavs’ owner would like to see more transparency when it comes to controversial calls. Cuban wants the league to admit to bad calls that were made throughout the game, not just near the end. “No one ever wants or expects perfection, but when you’re not transparent people tend to think you’re hiding something,” Cuban said before Monday’s game against Orlando. “And I think that hurts us.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

January 13, 2014 Updates

It’s notable that Dalembert was suspended for a game in February when he was late for a practice while playing in Milwaukee. So the trend is there. The Mavericks, according to owner Mark Cuban, are trying to deal with it in a proactive manner. “Everybody’s got something,” Cuban said. “So we try to provide the support services that each individual needs, whether it’s diet, someone to talk to, an alarm clock, whatever it may be. It’s not limited to one person.” Dallas Morning News

So does Dalembert realize just how critical his production on the glass is? “Oh yeah, of course,” Cuban said. “I’ve said it to him. Sam and I talk, so it’s not like it’s a secret. I told him I think he’s All-Star caliber when he’s laying it out there. And I don’t think it’s even for a lack of trying. I just think sometimes he’s in sync and sometimes he’s not.” Dallas Morning News

January 12, 2014 Updates

Mark Cuban has buried the hatchet with numerous of his former foils, but the Miami Heat remain on his bad side. “Hate’s a strong word, but it’s probably not strong enough,” Cuban said of how he feels about the Heat. “It’s not the individual players at all,” he said. “It’s just the whole representation of 2006 still sticks with me.” Dallas Morning News

December 27, 2013 Updates

As far as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is concerned, the NBA committed a major fashion faux pas by having all 10 teams that played Christmas Day suited up in short-sleeved jerseys. "Hated them," Cuban said before the Mavs hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. "I just thought it made our guys look more like a high school wrestling team or a college wrestling team." ESPN.com

"I could have thought of better ways to sell [the short-sleeved jerseys] and a lot of different ways by having them in a casual-wear situation," Cuban said. "We would have been better off, if we want people to wear them casually, to get the trainers and everybody else to wear them to show them in a realistic setting. So I would have done it a little differently, but we'll see what happens." ESPN.com

December 26, 2013 Updates

As far as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is concerned, the NBA committed a major fashion faux pas by having all 10 teams that played on Christmas Day suited up in short-sleeve jerseys. "Hated them," Cuban said before the Mavs hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. "I just thought it made our guys look more like a high school wrestling team or a college wrestling team." ESPN.com

"I think the people that will buy them are more the jersey heads and the people who are trying to be hip and cool as opposed to the mainstream fan who just wants something to wear to work or something to wear to school," Cuban said. "I don't think schools are going to be happy if 16-year-old boys come in wearing skin-tight gym wrestling gear. My opinion, they'll sell, but we could have sold more. ESPN.com

December 17, 2013 Updates

This past weekend Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he could envision Dirk Nowitzki, Brandan Wright and DeJuan Blair all on the frontline in a game at the same time. That unconventional lineup request was passed along Tuesday to coach Rick Carlisle, who didn't exactly blow off the idea from his boss. "Listen, if it wants it he can get it,'' Carlisle said. "It's his team. "All he's got to do is send me an email and I’ll make it happen.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

December 15, 2013 Updates

After Dalembert’s first 10 starts, he produced 14, 10 and 12 rebounds the next three games against Philadelphia, Houston and Utah, respectively. In the 11 games since, he’s never gotten more than seven rebounds in a game. “I think he can be playing better,” owner Mark Cuban said. “I just don’t think he’s been in a position where he’s been expected to perform to help a team win since his first one or two years. “So I think this is a new situation for him and hopefully he’ll perform.” The Mavs are hoping the return of Brandan Wright, who made his season debut Saturday after being sidelined with a small fracture of his left shoulder, will help Dalembert get refocused. “Sam will do better,” Cuban said. “I think having Brandan will help too, to take some of the pressure off of him.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

December 13, 2013 Updates

Weyand was a bit surprised to get an email from Cuban a little more than a year ago, asking if the he'd have any interest in conducting a study. Weyand once played collegiately at Bates College where, he said -- and he swears -- he never flopped. Not once. "Not to my recollection, although that was a long time ago," he added. SportsonEarth

Weyand discovered no study had ever been done on flopping -- what a surprise -- and saw it as an opportunity for ground-breaking research on what is a good foul and what's a fake, and the merits of force. "I think Mark wants to use the scientific process and our expertise to get the answers to these questions, with the hope that we'll be able to provide an applied tool that will protect the integrity of the game, because flopping is a threat." SportsonEarth

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December 5, 2013 Updates

Cuban was in rare form before the game in New Orleans, taking pot shots at several people, including Charles Barkley. The Hall of Famer and NBA analyst for TNT recently said that he thinks the level of talent on some NBA teams is embarrassing, to which Cuban said: "Charles is a great talent evaluator. I think he should be a GM, preferably for one of the teams in our division. But on the one hand, he's right, if teams are positioning for the draft." Dallas Morning News

November 28, 2013 Updates

Cuban said Wednesday night that league officials were relatively receptive to the idea of the studies, which he is willing to fund. "They're open-minded," Cuban said. "Knowing that it'll take 10 years to get [the studies] done, it's easy to be open-minded and say when it's there, it's there. But hopefully it's something I can accelerate. "I've talked to a couple of different universities about funding studies. It doesn't happen in a year or two, though. It'll take a long time." ESPN.com

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