The Mavericks embarrassing loss to an Oklahoma
In an email response to questions submitted by the Star-Telegram Tuesday, Cuban said lambasted the player’s effort and promised that unless the team plays to its level of talent, changes will be made.
“It’s only one game, which I keep reminding myself of today,” Cuban said. “But let’s just say I wasn't happy with our preparation, execution or effort. Not only did it look like we had no idea what we were doing, but we did it without effort. The effort and energy, on both sides of the ball, by each player will decide their future with the Mavericks.
“If each player can't take the personal initiative to make
every game important and play like it, I don’t see them being here next
season. The ball won’t always bounce the way we want it to, but every
player can control their level of effort. If it’s not important enough to them
to lay it out every game the rest of the season, they won’t be back. I don’t
care what their contract is. I would rather turn over the roster 100 percent
than subject fans to another game like last night.
”This team has the talent to win in the playoffs. But that’s only going to happen if all 15 guys know and execute their assignments and play every possession like it’s important.”