I was just about to edit me post from last night skewering the Mavs and Jr. and insert a new paragragh suggesting that we will see how firm an understanding of B-Ball cuban has in the off-season if the mavs miss the playoffs or get ousted in ugly fashion from the 1st round. However, I just came across a post of a cuban rant in the SWST. What has been clear to some for the last few years has apparently only recently come into focus for Cuban. However, Cuban seems content to blast the players when in fact he should be looking at mgmt. Here is his rant:
In an email response to questions submitted by the Star-Telegram Tuesday, Cuban said lambasted the player’s effort and promised that unless the team plays to its level of talent, changes will be made.
“It’s only one game, which I keep reminding myself of today,” Cuban said. “But let’s just say I wasn't happy with our preparation, execution or effort. Not only did it look like we had no idea what we were doing, but we did it without effort. The effort and energy, on both sides of the ball, by each player will decide their future with the Mavericks.
“If each player can't take the personal initiative to make every game important and play like it, I don’t see them being here next season. The ball won’t always bounce the way we want it to, but every player can control their level of effort. If it’s not important enough to them to lay it out every game the rest of the season, they won’t be back. I don’t care what their contract is. I would rather turn over the roster 100 percent than subject fans to another game like last night.
”This team has the talent to win in the playoffs. But that’s only going to happen if all 15 guys know and execute their assignments and play every possession like it’s important.”