Mark Cuban Says Dwight Howard Made a Mistake Choosing the Rockets
Now, Cuban says Howard made a mistake in judgement by choosing to sign with the Houston Rockets.
Per the Dallas Morning News:
The Mavericks’ opponent Friday in Houston was not the right choice for No. 1 summer free agent Dwight Howard to make, Cuban said. “Obviously, he made a mistake in judgment,” Cuban said with a laugh when asked if he could blame the 6-11 center for choosing young James Harden and the Rockets over older Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks. “Do I blame him? No, that’s what young kids do. They make mistakes in judgment.”
“You choose teams,” Cuban said. “You don’t choose players. If he made a choice off of an individual player, yeah, he made a mistake. You choose teams. You choose organizations. You choose coaches. And it’s just not relative to Houston. That’s just the way I look at it, because if he’s that good, then the right organization … Put aside Dwight. Any young superstar looking to make a move, if you’re that good, then the right organization gets all the right pieces around you. So it’s not about, you’d rather play with this guy. If you’re that good and you have [salary cap] flexibility, the right organization will put the right pieces around you and get you there.”
Mark Cuban claims there are no hard feelings; the Mavs will apparently be fine with Monta Ellis and Jose Calderon as consolation prizes.
He still likes Dwight Howard as a person and player, but like every other Mavs opponent, Cuban hopes the Rockets “suck.”