Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has already made waves by explaining why he thought highly touted high school athletes would be better off playing in the NBA’s Developmental League rather than attending college and playing there.
Now, Cuban has another suggestion for the NBA.
He thinks the league’s two-round draft is too short and that he would expand the draft to four rounds.
“I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban told Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram before Friday’s game against Portland.
“Because once they get into the ‘I’m a free agent, I wasn’t drafted grind,’ … you’ve got to realize that toward the bottom of the second round there are teams that pick for financial reasons, and that takes advantage of guys that might have otherwise been picked.”