Cuban open to drafting Griner

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    07:45 AM ET 04.03 | Talking about NBA prospects on Tuesday, Mark Cuban expanded, as he is wont to do, conventional wisdom. "If he's good, we're looking at him," Cuban said. "I don't care if the guy is from Upper Slobovia. If he can play, we'll take them. If Brittney Griner can play, we'll take her with our second-round pick. I don't care." And with that, the can of worms officially got ripped open. Cuban said he's serious about the possibility of bringing in Baylor's 6-8 star now that her college eligibility is done. "If she's the best on the board, we'll take her," Cuban said. "If we have the 60th pick and she's on the board, we still might take her."

    The Dallas Morning News
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Stupidest. Idea. Ever.
  3. DFWJC

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    I didn't say he planned to draft her.
    He simply said if at the end of the 2nd round, she was the best player remaining, he would consider taking her.
    I cannot imagine there is any way that at pick 60 or so, she would would be BPA. Seeing that few ever make it that get drafted at the end of round 2, it's no big deal.
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Exactly, he's just using her to get his point across.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Anyone who drafts Griner is only doing it as a PR move. She's got 0 shot in the NBA, where she'd be the size of most swing men and would get completed dominated by centers who have 4 inches and 50 lbs on her.
  6. DFWJC

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    No doubt.

    She would mismatched in all areas.

    If there's going to be a female make the NBA someday, to would have to be a pure shooter who could still get off her shot or, more likely, a playmaker.
    Very long odds.
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I don't think anyone would play her at center if it did happen, but your point would still remain true.
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    he must not have seen her quit against Louisville.
  9. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Another "HEY LOOK AT ME GUYS" moment by Cuban now that his team is irrelevant again.
  10. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    They would have to expand the draft to about 25 rounds before we reached a point where she would be the best player on the board.
  11. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Better than Kaman haha
  12. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Like he needs a moment like that. Hater. His team will be back in top 5 in west next year. Don't worry. :D
  13. Kangaroo

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    She would get owned in the NBA Dleauge let alone the NBA itself.
  14. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Even if she were a man, at 6'8, she'd have the size of a SF but the game of a center, which means she'd be little more than a speed bump against NBA post players.

    Now add that she's not as strong or as fast as the SFs who are the same size, and she'd constantly get beat off the dribble and posted on defense and a complete non factor on offense.

    Now could a woman play in the NBA, certainly, but it would have to be a back court player. The problem though is most female back court players are likely far too short to compete
  15. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I don't see any chance she would opt for the NBA over the WNBA. In the NBA she would fight for a roster spot. In the WNBA she'd be the face of the league, and a shoo-in #1 pick overall. Why risk ever seeing a minute of playing time, and wasting years of your life when you'll never see much time, when you can be a starter, and face of the league?
  16. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    ...end of thread.
  17. DFWJC

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    Yep. No chance. She would have to be a 6'8 pure shooter with decent ball-handling skills. So in other words, a radically different player than who she is.

    Cuban's point is that he would not close the door on any player due to gender.
    Now if he actually were to draft her (even with the throw away end of 2nd round pick) I would be diappointed because it'd claerly be to make a point.
  18. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Even Thabeet would school her
  19. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    Joakim Noah really opened up the door for women playing in the NBA.

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