Mark Cuban Tells Mavs Players Tanking Is Best Option


The Dallas Mavericks are on the fast track to nowheresville. 

The team currently has an 18-40 record and the third worst winning percentage of any team in the league (Dallas' .310 is only better than the Hawks and Suns -- both at .305). According to a story in the Dallas Morning News, team owner Mark Cuban recently joined NBA legend Julius Irving on his show, "House Call with Dr. J.", and admitted to telling his team it would best to lose games at this point in the season. 

“I’m probably not supposed to say this, but, like, I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night and here we are, you know, we weren’t competing for the playoffs I was like, ‘Look, losing is our best option,’” Cuban said on Dr. J's show. “Adam [Silver] would hate hearing that, but I at least sat down and I explained it to them. And I explained what our plans were going to be this summer, that we’re not going to tank again, this was, like, a year-and-a-half tanking and that was too brutal for me. But being transparent, I think that’s the key to being kind of a players owner and having stability."

Do you agree with Mark Cuban's way of thinking? Will this affect your decision to attend Mavs games the rest of this season?


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