Found June 07, 2013 on RealGM:
Dirk Nowitzki will take a pay cut in order to clear cap space for the Dallas Mavericks’ free agent pursuit of Dwight Howard or Chris Paul. Nowitzki was asked if he has a number in mind. “Not really. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Nowitzki said. “It kind of depends on what team we can get, too. I’ve always said that (Mark) Cuban has taken care of me for a long, long time. Money isn’t something I play for. I want to compete. I want to win. We’ll play this year and hopefully have a great team and then I’ll come off the books. Then, we can all sit together again and see how many guys we can get and who is out there. Saying all of that, I think that’s something I haven’t really thought about yet in terms of an actual number. We’d love to be as competitive as we can be.” Nowitzki plans to use his pay cut as a selling point to free agents. “Yeah. Obviously, I’m not going to make $23 million again,” Nowitzki said. “I know that. I’m 36 next summer, so this is going to b

Dirk Nowitzki Would Take Pay Cut To Help Mavericks Sign CP3 Or Dwight Howard

Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki is not used to not being in the playoffs, and now he’s putting his money where his mouth is, in order to help his organization get back to championship contention. According to the Dallas Morning News, Nowitzki told a local radio in Dallas this week that part of his pitch to free agents Chris Paul and Dwight Howard is that “he’d...

Cuban bankrolls flopping research at SMU

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has always been a man who puts his money where his mouth is. More than a million dollars in NBA fines will attest to that. Now, when Cuban accuses an opponent of flopping, he will have the scientific data to prove it. Is it a flop ? Let the scientists figure it out . im paying for the research to find Mark Cuban (@mcuban...

Mavericks Nowitzki excited for free agency

Dirk Nowitzki said Thursday that he's excited for July 1, the day teams can officially start talking with free agents. Nowitzki's first two targets will be superstars Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. While spending some time on 103.3's Fitzsimmons & Durrett show KESN-FM, the Dallas Mavericks forward discussed the importance of landing one of those two players. "...

Cuban financing flopping study

Just like most NBA fans, the Dallas Mavericks owner is sick of all the flopping in the NBA, but unlike most fans, he's actually trying to do something about it. 

Mark Cuban funding study on flopping

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is stepping up his efforts to get the NBA to crack down on flopping. The NBA first began fining players for flopping this season, but that has hardly eliminated acting from the game. Perhaps the $100,000 Cuban has given to Southern Methodist University to study the phenomenon will help. According [...]

Mark Cuban Funding $100,000 Flopping Study

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is funding a $100,000 flopping study at Southern Methodist University to “investigate the forces involved in typical basketball collisions…examine to what extent players can influence the critical level of force via balance and body control.” Is it a flop ? Let the scientists figure it out . im paying for the research to find

Mark Cuban Funding Flopping Research by Southern Methodist Biomechanics Experts

Does $100,000 cover the expense of analyzing hours upon hours of LeBron James footage? That is a fair question to ask now that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban awarded a grant in that amount to study “flopping” and the forces applied in such collisions, when NBA players exaggerate contact in an attempt to draw fouls. Radical Hoops Ltd., which Cuban owns, will fund the research by biomechanics...

Cuban Funding Flopping Study At SMU

Mark Cuban is financing a flopping study conducted by biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist. "Flopping is a player’s deliberate act of falling, or recoiling unnecessarily from a nearby opponent, to deceive game officials," writes Allen in a press release. "Athletes engage in dramatic flopping to create the illusion of illegal contact, hoping to bait officials...

Cuban Funding Flop Study, Might Be Taking This Too Far

Mavs owner Mark Cuban, seen here sitting next to the only “Donal Trump” that’s bearable – an absent one! amirite?! – is funding an 18 month study with Southern Methodist University to research the physics of flopping. Ie, force and motion in basketball collisions and stuff like that. I’m not a doctor (certainly not a southern methodist one), but the Heat are floppers... Mock Draft Version 2: A Mavs Center?

With the calendar turned to June and the NBA Finals set, it’s time to quickly refocus on the NBA Draft with the second version of the Mock Draft. This time around, we take a look at the possibility of the Mavs drafting a skilled center that could hopefully pair along nicely with Dirk Nowitzki.

Mark Cuban to Fund 18-Month Study at SMU on Flopping

When you are a filthy rich dude--one that is rich enough to own a basketball team and not care about paying millions in fines for talking too much--you can do what you want. Mark Cuban is just such a guy. The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks has announced that he will be donating $100,000 to SMU in order to fund a study on flopping. Oh yeah! This is how we...

Mark Cuban gives $100K grant to SMU to study the science behind ‘flopping’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has gotten so fed up with flopping in the NBA that he has commissioned SMU to perform scientific research on the problem.

Mark Cuban is Financing a Study on Flopping at SMU

This kind of comes off as a “I’m rich and have nothing to do” type thing, but it’s his money so I digress. Per Blacksportsonline, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is interested in truly studying flopping in the NBA. He’s putting money behind it too. Mark Cuban is financing a flopping study conducted by biomechanics experts at Southern [...]
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