LAS VEGAS – Dallas Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban had some fun reacting to folks on Twitter.
“NBA Twitter is hysterical,” Cuban said during halftime of Saturday’s Mavs-Houston Rockets summer league game at Cox Pavilion. “It’s like if Jerry Springer brought out fans from different teams and they said, ‘You, you, you, you, you, you, you promised me this, you said that.’
“It’s just straight out of Jerry Springer. It’s humorous, but it’s not reality. It’s like, ‘There was a rumor that you were supposed to get this guy, and you didn’t get that guy that you were rumored to get, so because you didn’t get the guy that you were rumored to be going after, you had a horrible free agency.’ ”
On Saturday, the first day after the NBA moratorium was lifted, the Mavs signed forward/center Dwight Powell to a contract extension. Per team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, Cuban reminded fans that free agency hasn’t ended.
“We’re working on a couple of guys we want,” Cuban said. “It’s one guy we didn’t get that we wanted, but everything else pretty much runs the course.
“There’s no rush. We’ll play it out and see what happens.”
Cuban has no qualms with the super teams that seem to be stacking up all across the NBA.
“That’s the value of being a free agent,” he said. “You get to play where you want to play. That’s the beautiful part of it.”