This is Cuban’s brilliance!
Maybe Cuban is not the richest boss in the NBA, but he must be the boss who loves basketball the most and knows basketball best!
The Jewish business prodigy bought the Mavericks for $280 million in 2000.
Until he won the championship in 2011, he persisted in his championship dream for 11 years!
With Nowitzki’s retirement, it was officially announced that the Mavericks’ championship lineup was over.
As the most affectionate and righteous boss in the NBA, at the end of the old driver’s career, Cuban also offered him a one-year salary of 25 million!
And the 10 million in the next two years was entirely for Nowitzki’s pension.
It may be that they have tasted the sweetness of Nowitzki. The Mavericks are the team that loves European players the most outside of the Spurs.
After Nowitzki, he tried his best to get the new European king-Luka Doncic.
Doncic’s performance did not live up to Cuban’s expectations. In his rookie season, he handed over super data of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.1 steals.
The shooting percentage was 42.7%, the three-point shooting percentage was 32.7%, and the free throw percentage was 71.3%.
After winning the best rookie, it was officially announced that Doncic will be the core of the Mavericks’ team building for the next 10 years!
But looking at today’s NBA league, teams with the strength to compete for the championship have at least two cores or even three cores and four cores.
In addition to Doncic, the current Mavericks has shown superstar potential, and there is no other player who can become a qualified championship puzzle for the Mavericks.
As Doncic’s European fellow Porzingis happens to be the best choice for the Mavericks inside!
Although Boshen is still recovering from his injuries, Cuban will never let the young European superstar go.
The 24-year-old Boshen can be said to be the most suitable European insider for the small ball style in recent years.
In the 17-18 season, Boshen has averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 assists, and 0.8 steals per game.
Moreover, this is only the third season of his career. There is reason to believe that with the rich experience in the game, he still has room for improvement!
As a tall insider with a height of 2.21 meters, Boshen can hit 39.5% of his three-pointers.
Such an excellent insider who can shoot three-pointers from the outside and play post-ups inside is something that no team can miss.
Boshen’s rookie contract has expired this season, and it stands to reason that he has become a restricted free agent.
Cuban used a generous sum of 158 million in 5 years to sign this future star, which is definitely not a loss!