Mark Cuban would give Brittney Griner Opportunity

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Danielson, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Mark Cuban may draft Brittney Griner
    Updated: April 3, 2013, 12:48 AM ET
    By Tim MacMahon |

    LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would be willing to give Baylor women's star Brittney Griner the opportunity to prove she could play in the NBA.

    Cuban said he would consider selecting Griner, a 6-foot-8 three-time All-American and Big 12 player of the year, in the second round of the NBA draft. If the Mavs don't draft her, Cuban said he would have "no problem whatsoever" inviting Griner to try out for a spot on Dallas' summer league team.

    "If she is the best on the board, I will take her," Cuban said before the Mavs' Tuesday night game against the Los Angeles Lakers. "I've thought about it. I've thought about it already. Would I do it? Right now, I'd lean toward yes, just to see if she can do it. You never know unless you give somebody a chance, and it's not like the likelihood of any late-50s draft pick has a good chance of making it."

    Griner dominated women's college basketball with her size and athleticism, scoring 3,283 points and blocking 748 shots in her career. She also had 18 dunks, including 11 her senior season.

    Griner would love the opportunity. "I would hold my own! Lets do it." she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night in response to Cuban.

    A woman trying out for an NBA team is not unprecedented. Former UCLA star Ann Meyers tried out for the Indiana Pacers in 1979.

    Cuban said it's difficult to evaluate whether Griner could play in the NBA because of the caliber of her competition, comparing it to scouting players from small schools. However, Cuban said he was absolutely serious about at least extending an invitation for Griner to try out this summer.

    "She'd still have to make the team," Cuban said. "I'm not going to carry her just to carry her. I don't think, anyways. But I certainly wouldn't be opposed to giving her the opportunity."

    Cuban acknowledged that Griner playing in the NBA's Las Vegas summer league would have tremendous marketing potential.

    "It would, wouldn't it? See how she could do?" Cuban said. "That'd sell out a few games."

    She'd get wrecked.
  2. I could see her being a decent help side defender in the league. Do I think she could score, or stop any 4/5 in the league from posting her up and putting her right under her own basket? Not really.
  3. Just imagine her stuffin' anyone at the rack.
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    She's a little thin IMO. If she were to "Selena Williams" it up a bit, I think she could go, maybe as a shooting guard or something. Does she have a shot?
  5. No. She would be fucked. Put the best womens basketball team in the world against a YMCA crew and id still take the guys, right or wrong it's still the truth.
  6. I agree with Aids. Although the YMCA part was a little extreme, the point of it was correct.
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  7. So you guys are saying if she could shoot lights out and play decent defensively you wouldn't give her a shot? I'd take her.
  8. she can't, she's a post up player. She'd get wrecked.
  9. Oh, didnt know. Forget it then. :lol1:
  10. It was meant to be extreme.

    @"senhor perfect" i bet you could take her, and you're what, like 30+? :pity1:
  11. 6'8, 208... That's bigger than you'd think.

    She doesn't have enough game for the NBA, and hasn't needed to develop it since "she's" been playing against women.

    But I agree with Cuban, bringing in Brandon Brittney Griner would be worth a shot to sell some D-League tickets if nothing else.
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  12. Almost 30 :sad1:
  13. Yeah i have a hard time seeing that picture and not asking if she takes testosterone boosters.
  14. Your great grandkids must be ashamed.
  15. They send me things called "electronic mail" I have no idea what they're talking about :silva: