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Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

Posted on: February 23, 2011 9:35 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2011 9:36 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Mark Cuban is never afraid to tell you what he really thinks. It's one of the reasons I love him. He's been one of the most outspoken critics about the league's purchase of the New Orleans Hornets and with the franchise's recent transaction bringing in Carl Landry, Cuban had some thoughts.

“That’s just wrong. That’s just wrong. That’s just absolutely, positively wrong," Cuban said before Wednesday's Dallas-Utah game. “I’ll probably go against the grain from everybody else, but that is so far wrong that it’s not even close."

The Hornets sent Marcus Thornton and cash to the Kings for Landry, who's in the final year of his contract and making $3 million. Thornton was on the end of his rookie contract, making just $762,195.

New Orleans' payroll increased about $2.24 million. But the extra cash paid to the Kings is what miffed Cuban. Easy to see his point to.

“There’s so few teams in the league that can afford to do that and yet we’re allowing a team that’s owned by the league to do that?” he said.

It's been a topic of discussion ever since the league bought the Hornets for around $300 million. Questions have lingered around how the team would handle payroll and money with the NBA paying the bills.

Like the Mavs owner said, not very many teams can afford to do that. I highly doubt the Hornets under previous owner George Shinn would've felt all that comfortable making that move. Here, the league is giving the Hornets an unfair competitive advantage. Like Cuban said, that's pretty wrong. I suppose it's speculation to figure Shinn wouldn't have sent cash, but keep in mind the Hornets have been trying to slash payroll and expenses for the past few years.

Cuban was asked if there was anything he could do, he said: “What am I gonna do? That’s wrong. Beyond wrong ... I don’t need to be competing economically with the league and myself."


Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:05 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

DumbAss -Ever heard of Google? Try typing in "Mavs carmelo trade" and you'll get over 800,000 results.




But more importantly, if Cuban was one of the best owners in the league, then why has he generated over 1.5 million dollars in fines from the NBA?

And can you remember Game 5 of the 2006 Finals where he walked onto the court and yelled at the officials?




Because you don't know anything about basketball, probably because of all of the time you spend drooling over nonsense.

If you want to talk REAL basketball, at least make some sense.

Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:02 am

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

how does this have to do with what cuban said?

Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 10:25 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

Yes the Rangers filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason was to facilitate the sale to the Ryan-Greenberg group. The baseball operations were strong. It was Tom Hicks that did not have any money. MLB stepped in to take care of payroll and day to day expenses. The last 1.5 million that was paid to Cliff Lee was pulled from the budget already set aside to pay the incoming draft picks. The draft was still months away, and the GM knew the sale was going to be done by then, which it was. No baseball team had to pay anything extra. Texas gave up extra prospects so the other teams would pay the salary.

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 8:18 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

When the NBA bought the Hornets, they inheirted Peja's expiring contract. So Del Demps has actally saved the NBA money by getting rid of that expiring max deal. Oddly enough, Peja is playing well for Mark Cuban at a discounted rate.<br />

Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:48 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

  With the NBA continuing to sell it's soul in the name of marketing. ( fixing games, fixing finals series, making sure Ray Allen breaks the 3 point record primetime against the Lakers, superstar favoritism letting players go to certain teams, etc. the list goes on and on, Read Tim Donahgy's book). It cannot sustain forever like this. sooner or later it will all come crashing down. It's going to take people with courage like Cuban to stand up to Stern to save the NBA. Unfortunately everyone knows that if you stand up to the NBA, you have no chance of winning a title. anyone remember the '06 finals. The superstars won't play for Cuban because they know there is no chance of winning.

Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 6:48 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

I like Cuban - he has always been a great owner - splurging on the comforts of life for his players.
He better get it together though - all these player moves and transactions are leaving the Mavs behind.

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 6:35 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

Hey loserPensFan...I did some research on you and it said you are a dou che bag chump....BTW..dumbas s its called folding when you SELL and MOVE, damn tard.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:54 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

Okay so what I was told was incorrect.  But from what you said they had to pay $1.5 Million...were the Rangers not currently Bankrupt  or Filing for bankruptcy?

Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:35 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

Um The Sonics Did Not Fold They Were Bought And Moved To OKC you can easily do research before making such a stupid statement.

Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:23 pm

Mark Cuban not happy about Hornets Landry trade

You sir are either uninformed or retarded. The Rangers traded additional prospects for THE MARINERS to pick up most of Lee's contract. MLB paid nothing extra. And the new ownership group has already paid in full the money MLB paid to keep them afloat. The Rangers received 2.5 million from the Mariners, that only left 1.5 million of salary. That money was already available in their current budget. Get yourself informed Chicago boy.

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