This may be old news for those of you who regularly frequent Cuban's blog, but for those who don't, here are some excerpts that I thought were interesting.
He sounds optimistic about the future of the team:
2008-9 We have a full training camp with a very motivated JKidd, the rest of our starters back, an improving Nasty Bassty (had to get that in there :), plus anyone we can add. We all thought (and still do), we would have a very strong nucleus to build around. We would also have a 1st round pick.
2009-10 Depending on how the previous season went, we would have several last year contracts available, the option of potentially having some cap room, and other options to improve the team. With the much lower potential salaries, not only could we use cap room if we went that direction to enable roster flexibility, we could also buy a pick. (there are almost always teams willing to sell a pick in the 20s for 3mm dollars)
2010-11 In this year we only have 2 fully guaranteed contracts and in 2011-12 We dint have any fully guaranteed contracts. So the options are endless in both years. Plus , its in one of these years that the new CBA comes up. With so little committed, depending on how hard a line the owners take, things could get very, very inter sting. Having so little contractually committed could be a great place to be when other teams look to dump salaries to avoid the risks of a lockout.
He wrote about the Jason Kidd trade (mostly about the mindset going into the ultimate decision) and also dropped this interesting bit:
We had the opportunity to make a trade with the Clippers, but contrary to reports, we turned that down immediately.
Would that have been a trade for Corey Maggette?
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