Mavs Owner Mark Cuban ‘Not A Fan’ Of In-Season Tournament

The NBA keeps messing with the season, and not everyone is thrilled.Mark Cuban

For instance, the idea of an in-season tournament has some team owners, coaches, players and others who care about baskeball asking one question — why?

It appears you can count Mavericks owner Mark Cuban among that group, as relayed by freelance writer Landon Buford.

“In terms of in season tournament, I’m not a fan,” Cuban said. “I can see the Mavs not participating at all or resting our best players. Until they give me one of those [The Larry O’Brien Trophy] the prize is the prize.”

Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported that the league is moving closer to implementing an in-season tournament, which would apparently be conducted early in the regular season.

Per Charania, the league would conduct “Cup” games through November, with eight teams advancing to a single-elimination final a month later. All games would count toward the normal regular-season calendar of 82, Charania noted.

Cuban’s comments about holding out his best players could be universal — though he and others may feel differently if the games do in fact count in the actual standings.

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