HoopsHype Mark Cuban rumors

October 30, 2014 Updates

Mark Cuban on Chandler Parsons: “You look at who he is as a player first, then you say, ‘OK, how are you going to get him? What happens to everybody else on the roster if we don’t get a player like that.’ If you just take him completely out of the equation, OK we have the team that we have. Maybe we have (Shawn Marion) and Vince (Carter) back. That’s the same team. We haven’t gotten any younger and now we’re in the position we’re even older and how are we going to get there? We always have our backs against the wall in how are we going to solve that problem? While some people said, ‘OK, well you paid too much’ … By the time this new TV comes up, he’s going to look cheap.” Dallas Morning News

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On NBA teams tanking to get a higher draft pick Mark Cuban: I don't see it as a good strategy. I don't feel comfortable with it. I think there's other ways to do it. Now, if nobody was doing it, then I would probably do it. But when six, seven or eight teams are doing it, I think it's a horrible strategy. If lots of teams are trying to race to the bottom to get the best draft pick, I'm not taking that strategy. Did you ever call out an owner for tanking? Mark Cuban: I tell you why I wouldn't call them out. I want as many teams as possible to tank. I got no problem with it, but overall I don't think it's great for the league. Dallas Morning News

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Carter appreciates that the Mavs didn’t pass on him at a time when his stock wasn’t high after disappointing stints in Orlando and Phoenix. “[Mark] Cuban believed in me in the beginning when I guess a lot of people felt like I was just done or couldn’t play anymore,” Carter said. “I just got better and better. A lot of guys think when you get to that age, how can you get better? But I think I got better. I fit with this team. I think it worked and coach made it work. I was just glad to be a part of it.” ESPN.com

Dallas -- nay, America -- has many good reasons to love Mark Cuban. He turned the Mavericks into NBA champions. He's the most accessible billionaire in the universe. He yells at terrible refs on our behalf and feuds with the Perots. He was a disruptor before disrupting was cool. But for all of Cuban's endearing qualities, let's be honest about something: He's really terrible at real estate. Dallas Observer

Four-and-a-half-years on, Cuban's shovel has yet to pierce the earth, and neighbors and everyone else have mostly forgotten about the grandiose promises. Even the government-subsidized apartments haven't been built, thanks to HUD's refusal to support the project. "Nobody's paying attention because that property's been over there vacant for over 100 years," says Betty Culbreath, the district's plan commissioner. She doesn't think Wonderview is dead, but she's never met with Cuban or his reps and there is no sign that activity is imminent Dallas Observer

October 19, 2014 Updates

“Things change so rapidly in business that you can’t predict two years from now,” Cuban said. “I think I read it [the salary cap] could go to $91 [million], but I haven’t done the math.” Asked what he thinks about the players wanting to do away with maximum contracts, opening the door for monster deals for monster players, Cuban said: “If you give up guarantees, it’s a trade-off. It was discussed during the lockout [in 2011] among owners but never got anywhere. So it was just one of those trial balloons. I’m not suggesting it. All I’m saying is that was something we discussed before, and max contracts are always a big question, guarantees are always a big question. But we have two years before that’s even an issue.” Dallas Morning News

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money. "I don't think that makes sense," Durant said Friday. "Give up guarantees? Nah, I don't think so. Why? Why would we do that? Just because we asked for ... I'm not going to talk about this, man." Durant said he had a lot to say on the subject, but said it wasn't the appropriate time for him to express those thoughts publicly. ESPN.com

October 8, 2014 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks signed Villanueva to a non-guaranteed contract this summer. And even though the Mavericks already have the NBA maximum of 15 players with full or partially guaranteed contracts, they’re not against dumping one of those players to create a roster spot for Villanueva. “We’re just going to pick the best players,” owner Mark Cuban said. “I don’t care what their contract is. I’m happy to [eat a contract]. I don’t care.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Cuban hopes it will be Duncan’s last and would like to honor the future Hall of Famer on March 24, the Spurs’ last scheduled trip to Dallas of the season. “If we get word that it’s his last year here, we’ll do something special,” said Cuban, who would similarly honor former Mavs Steve Nash and Jason Terry if they make it clear they plan to retire at the end of the season. “We did the same thing for David Robinson. I’m hoping Tim will bless us with those words.“ What kind of farewell prize might Cuban offer Duncan? The possibilities are practically limitless. "Probably worth a salary-cap violation,” Cuban joked. ESPN.com

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