Mark Cuban

Cuban wants the same team back next season… if they win


The NBA is a bottom line business. As in it’s all about the money. The lockout made that painfully obvious.

But winning can help the bottom line, plus it’s just more fun than losing.

Mark Cuban gets the bottom line, but for him that includes winning. He has spent wildly in the past to try and do it, he has used advanced metrics, whatever might give him an advantage. And if something works, he’s not changing it.

Which is what Cuban told his team this year, a roster almost entirely made up of one-year contracts. That according to the Star Telegram (via SLAM).

“I’ll tell you exactly what I told them,’’ Cuban said before Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. “The best situation is everybody kills it, and they’re all back.

“Then, I don’t have to deal with all the idiot questions over the summer and we’ve got a great team to build on. That’s what I want.’’

My guess, you are going to se a wildly different Mavs roster next season.

Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion and rookies Jae Crowder and Jared Cunningham are the only guys with deals locked in for next season. So, they probably are back. After that, who knows.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

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MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.

Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.

Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.

Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.