Found December 20, 2011 on True Hoop Blog:
PLAYERS: Paul Allen
There are teams that are willing to spend like crazy, like the Knicks, Lakers, Mavericks and -- when the mood is right -- Blazers. But from an owner's point of view, an ability to spend should not be confused with a healthy bottom line. When it comes to making money, the Lakers and Knicks are in a class by themselves. If the Mavericks or Blazers are going to spend along with them, it's because the owners have irrationally decided to lose money. And here Allen says publicly what others have privately -- that Cuban's Mavericks lose a lot, something that informed Allen's position as a hawk in the just-concluded CBA talks.
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