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The Dallas Mavericks could also be getting into a full-on rebuild, however the franchise doubtless would’ve handled this yr’s offseason a lot in a different way had it been within the Japanese Convention, in accordance with group proprietor Mark Cuban.

“We’re rebuilding, and there isn’t any query about it,” Cuban informed ESPN throughout Sunday’s summer time league recreation. “If we have been within the East, we might not be rebuilding. We might be dealing with issues utterly totally different.”

After whiffing on a number of massive-identify free brokers in recent times, the Mavericks have taken a much less aggressive strategy this offseason, with longtime energy ahead Dirk Nowitzki serving because the group’s lone free-agent signing.

“I feel I’ll kidnap Adam Silver and never let him out till he strikes us to the Japanese Convention,” Cuban joked. “Given the place we’re, given the place the Warriors are, and what’s occurring within the Western Convention, it sort of sealed what we now have to do.”

Cuban hasn’t been afraid to share his ideas on the imbalance within the two conferences, lately suggesting that the league ought to think about tweaking the present playoff format to assist clear up the disparity.