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(ESPN)   Mavs owner and apparent Lakers GM Mark Cuban weighs in on what the Lakers should do with Kobe's contract in the offseason, can expect a fine from the NBA   (espn.go.com) divider line 20
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2013-02-23 03:54:56 PM
To be fair, the only time Cuban isn't expecting a fine from the NBA is while he's paying a fine from the NBA.
 
2013-02-23 04:02:22 PM
I know Steve Kerr was fined for, while Suns GM, discussing (albeit tongue in cheek) what/how the Heat could freee up cap room to keep LeBron, but.....hasn't Cubes been popped before, for discussing opposing players under contract?  i'm damn near certain he got fined a bunch fiarly recently, 2-3 years, for yapping about KG / LBJ / Rondo / fill in the blank's contract situation.  can't imagine Stern not spanking your boy Cubes.

/Kerr was asked by a local radio show what the ____s could do to sign LBJ, Kerr laughed, said 'well, they can use the midlevel exemption for a portion, and if they get rid of A's and B's contracts, that frees up about n million in cap room, so if that happens, they can make an offer that will be more than what Miami can do....."  and even though the was clearly just goofing around, Stern popped him.
 
2013-02-23 04:05:53 PM

rickythepenguin: Kerr laughed, said 'well, they can use the midlevel exemption for a portion,




Suns General Manager Steve Kerr was fined $10,000 by the NBA on Saturday for a May 14 joke he made about LeBron James on "The Dan Patrick Show," a nationally syndicated radio show.

Patrick asked Kerr if he could lump the Suns into the LeBron James sweepstakes. Kerr laughed at the question and said, "Well, if he'll take mid-level, we'll give it to him." "What's mid-level?" Patrick said, referring to the mid-level exception for teams exceeding the salary cap.

"About five and a half million," Kerr said. "I think he'll take it, don't you think?"



/article says Cubes was also fined for discussing how Dallas could make a run at LBJ
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2013-02-23 04:08:48 PM
What a total non-story, ESPN is breaking their backs trying to make a shiatty team like the Lakers relevant. He said he feels the same way about Dirk as LA does about Kobe, where's the controversy?
 
2013-02-23 04:14:55 PM
Still no fine for shiatty basketball analysts.

WAKE UP STERN!
 
2013-02-23 04:16:59 PM
It seems like they'll pretty much have to amnesty Gasol to keep Howard, unless they're intent on being the Yankees. If they keep everyone they'll be at least $30M over the luxury tax line, which will put the tax bill at $77.5M if I'm doing the math correctly. If any NBA team can afford to spend nearly $200M on players, it's probably the Lakers, but who really wants to pay that much for a team that sucks?
 
2013-02-23 05:39:31 PM

TheJoe03: He said he feels the same way about Dirk as LA does about Kobe, where's the controversy?


If you're an owner, you'll always ruffle a few feathers if you ever speak publicly about and make speculations on another team's finances and payroll. But otherwise, yeah; In this case I don't think Cuban was especially trying to be a dick or stir the pot any as opposed to simply wanting to illustrate a larger point on the economics of the league.
 
2013-02-23 07:02:44 PM
Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.
 
2013-02-23 08:09:33 PM

Lattices aren't Distributive: To be fair, the only time Cuban isn't expecting a fine from the NBA is while he's paying a fine from the NBA.


...which is when they fine him for "improper payment of a fine".
 
2013-02-23 08:33:56 PM

The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.


Why would he want him at this point?
 
2013-02-23 08:55:47 PM

rickythepenguin: I know Steve Kerr was fined for, while Suns GM, discussing (albeit tongue in cheek) what/how the Heat could freee up cap room to keep LeBron, but.....hasn't Cubes been popped before, for discussing opposing players under contract?  i'm damn near certain he got fined a bunch fiarly recently, 2-3 years, for yapping about KG / LBJ / Rondo / fill in the blank's contract situation.  can't imagine Stern not spanking your boy Cubes.

/Kerr was asked by a local radio show what the ____s could do to sign LBJ, Kerr laughed, said 'well, they can use the midlevel exemption for a portion, and if they get rid of A's and B's contracts, that frees up about n million in cap room, so if that happens, they can make an offer that will be more than what Miami can do....."  and even though the was clearly just goofing around, Stern popped him.


If I were a GM and this happened today, I would televise signing the check to pay the fine, and publicly ask the question, "Did Stern fine himself for tampering with Chris Paul's trade?"
 
2013-02-23 11:06:09 PM
Doesn't Cuban take the fines and not give a fark for a reason? Why should he care if the NBA fines him if upcoming free agents get a heavy hint he wants them?
 
2013-02-23 11:25:45 PM

TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.

Why would he want him at this point?


Why wouldn't he?
 
2013-02-23 11:35:54 PM

I Browse: TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.

Why would he want him at this point?

Why wouldn't he?


He's old and doesn't fit in with the idea that the Mavericks need to rebuild post-Dirk. This isn't a video game, Dallas is better off with getting young prospects, not past their prime players that demand over 10 million a year. We already have Dirk, we don't need two players like that.
 
2013-02-23 11:49:11 PM
TheJoe03:

He's old and doesn't fit in with the idea that the Mavericks need to rebuild post-Dirk. This isn't a video game, Dallas is better off with getting young prospects, not past their prime players that demand over 10 million a year. We already have Dirk, we don't need two players like that.


Fair enough. I'd counter argue that a Dirk / Kobe combo (even at their age) would be formidable, and you guys could make one last run before both fade out. But...I understand your logic.
 
2013-02-23 11:55:44 PM

I Browse: I'd counter argue that a Dirk / Kobe combo (even at their age) would be formidable, and you guys could make one last run before both fade out.


That's a good point, that would be a very interesting team, I do hope Dirk gets a least one more run and that would be a great one to watch if he did it with Kobe.
 
2013-02-24 03:31:09 PM

TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.

Why would he want him at this point?


Oh I don't know, maybe because he can still drop 38 on any given Sunday.
 
2013-02-24 09:56:18 PM

The Ghost of Tom Ace: TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.

Why would he want him at this point?

Oh I don't know, maybe because he can still drop 38 on any given Sunday.


I'm talking more about the economics of it all, especially considering how much salary Cuban has cut to prepare for the new CBA. I'm not hating on Kobe, just talking about the reality of Kobe on the Mavs and why he wouldn't want him for those economic reasons. If he was even 5 years younger I know he'd make the move, but not now, it doesn't fit into the moves he's been making the last few years.
 
2013-02-24 10:06:19 PM

TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: TheJoe03: The Ghost of Tom Ace: Nice try, Cuban but you can't have him.

Why would he want him at this point?

Oh I don't know, maybe because he can still drop 38 on any given Sunday.

I'm talking more about the economics of it all, especially considering how much salary Cuban has cut to prepare for the new CBA. I'm not hating on Kobe, just talking about the reality of Kobe on the Mavs and why he wouldn't want him for those economic reasons. If he was even 5 years younger I know he'd make the move, but not now, it doesn't fit into the moves he's been making the last few years.


I understand.  I was being completely facetious, much like I was in my original comment.
 
2013-02-24 10:31:43 PM
Ah, my bad, hard for me to tell sometimes.
 
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