(NEW YORK) — Even though they’ve swung and missed on big-name free agents the past couple offseasons, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has no regrets about how he’s handled the team’s roster after they won a championship in 2011.
In a blog titled “Lets Talk Mavs #MFFL,” Cuban discussed how the team has changed in recent seasons. After winning the franchise’s first NBA Championship during the 2010-2011 season, the team let go of key players like J.J. Barea and Tyson Chandler.
The long-term plan for the Mavericks was to clear cap space in order to be put in position to land a marquee free agent. But the team was unable to sign players like Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. The plan has backfired, but Cuban stands by his decisions.
“Would i do it the same way again?” Cuban wrote. “In a heartbeat. Why? Because in the NBA, like in the non-sports business world you have to take chances in order to be rewarded. You have to be smart and you have to be a little more than lucky.”
The team still had a productive offseason as they’ve brought in Jose Calderon, Monta Ellis, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington and Devin Harris.
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