Originally Posted by canyoufeelit
Cuban is a lot more depressed about this Finley ordeal than his blog reveals.
........but the Mavs aren't rebuilding or anything - they won 58 frickin games last year! - it's just the end of an era and it's always sad to have to see a player you get attatched to leave.
I've gained a lot more respect for Cuban since I started reading his blog, especially since reading his comments about not being able to match Nash's offer from Phoenix.
Cuban showing interest in signing David Robinson, with the intent of driving up David's market value so the Spurs will have less money to pursue free agents.......shrewd and smart. Every GM, agent, and owner does that.
But saying "Hey, if you stay out of the western conference, so Dallas's competition will be weaker, and I'll give 'ya $Millions in return." is cowardly.
I don't see HOW Cuban can get away with it though.....it's like money under the table. It's as if the Spurs were to sign Finley to the vet minimum, officially, yet pay him the MLE.
Can he really restructure a contract......especially AFTER they've waived that player?