Mark Cuban downplays perception that Dallas isn’t a FA destination, says ‘all I know is that the agents are talking to us’
Though the majority of the basketball-loving public has its eyes firmly set on the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, teams that didn’t make the playoffs have already begun shifting pieces around the board and setting themselves up in free agency and the 2019 NBA Draft.
Just look at the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks, who undertook a surprising trade earlier this week that allowed the Hawks to bolster their draft assets while providing the Nets with salary cap relief – opening the door for the possibility of bringing in two max-level free agents this summer.
Another team that’s certainly looking to get into the market for major free agents is the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are an interesting case, as they are a bit light on draft assets due to trading for both Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, but those two players alone give the Mavs one of the best young cores in the entire NBA, so they account for a rock-solid pitch to free agents by themselves.
According to Troy Hughes of local Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan, Mark Cuban is fairly confident in the Mavs’ ability to woo big-name free agents, despite his team’s history of striking out on its top-tier targets in free agency.
Mark Cuban on the perception that players don’t wanna play in Dallas, “All I know is that the agents are talking to us and that’s all that matters”#MFFL #DirkHeroes19 (@1053TheFan) pic.twitter.com/dz0w4GmCUM
— 🆃🆁🅾🆈 🅷🆄🅶🅷🅴🆂 ™️ (@TommySledge) June 8, 2019
Certainly, Mark Cuban has a reason to be confident, as the Mavs have an intriguing young core, an owner with the proven propensity of shelling out for a winner, and a winning culture that was cultivated by Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki throughout his 21-year career.