Archive for May, 2013

See some early submissions in Mark Cuban’s uniform contest

Posted: May 17, 2013 by bryanthompson32 in News

When Mark Cuban decided he was going to let the fans of the organization design the team’s new uniforms starting in 2015-2016, the submissions started pouring in.

Here is a quick glance at a few entries the fans have sent to Mark Cuban.

Are you an aspiring graphic designer? Do you think what it has to take to win Mark’s competition? There is still time to submit! Just submit your design as a comment on Cuban’s blog. 

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Submission #1

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Submission #2

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Submission #3

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Submission #4

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Submission #5

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Submission #6

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Submission #7

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Submission #8

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Submission #9

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Submission #10

 

Mark Cuban persuades fans to design the team’s new uniforms

Posted: May 13, 2013 by bryanthompson32 in News

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By the 2015-2016 season, it is expected the Mavericks will have new uniforms shipped to the organization.

Mark Cuban on the other hand, is inquiring and accepting ideas from the fans.

A portion from his post from blogmaverick.com:

“The Mavs are going to re-do our uniforms for the 2015-16 season… if we get a unique and original design. What’s the best way to come up with creative ideas ? You ask for them. So we are going to crowd source the design and colors of our uniforms.

“You know what an NBA uniform looks like. You know what the Mavs colors are for today and the past.  We want some new ideas that stay true to our logo and at least close to our current color schemes. Show us what you got !”

Designs can be sent to his blog, but he demands the uniforms will be under the organization’s possession once they are used. 

Link to Mark’s blog

mavs off-season guide

Entering the 2013 off-season, the Mavericks have had a very busy decade with the ‘Bank of Cuban.’

Listen here, I don’t mind having a Chris Paul, or a Dwight Howard in Dallas.

I’m just saying, it wouldn’t be the greatest fit for either one of the superstars to come to Dallas for financial reasons and the team’s future.

Rick Gosselin stated it the best: “The Clippers can offer more money and they have Blake Griffin. Just those two elements tell me that if the options are Dallas and L.A., he’ll stay in L.A. I just don’t see what’s attractive about this market. Dirk (Nowitzki) is an aging star. He’s no longer a superstar. You got a bunch of spare parts that you played with last year. If Chris Paul comes here, it’s me and what else.  No matter what the money is, I don’t think that’s going to be attractive.”

The past has also shown the Mavericks have had trouble in the off-season picking up the big names. Mark Cuban foresaw the summer of 2013 and realized that Dwight Howard and Deron Williams would change the future of his team. Cuban made his power play for Deron Williams, but more money and the sudden unexpected move of the trade for Joe Johnson enticed Deron to stay a Net.

I think it’s pretty convincing the Mavericks will have a lot more financial flexibility this Summer if you don’t go for the clear cut best players on the market.

Why not focus on the future? Maintaining your current roster? Coach Carlisle would sure appreciate it, and so would the fans. The problem is with ‘The bank of Cuban’ is that the bank often gambles for the most popular targets on the market, and fails most of the time and punishes the organization for a whole season when you grab all the left- overs on the market in the last minute, have seven new players on the roster, and then fail to reach the playoffs.

2013 will be a considerable year for many teams in free agency with quality players. The ‘Bank of Cuban’ needs to re-think this process and go after quality players and focus on the financial flexibility for the organization. Now the Mavs have enough cap to sign a couple of quality free agents. Howard is definitely the largest name, but what about Josh Smith? A large offer to Brandon Jennings? The possibilities are endless here if the ‘Bank of Cuban’ can focus.
The smart move is to move Beaubois in any possible way, cut James, and look to bring back Mayo, Brandan Wright, and Darren Collison on exceptions. They will probably miss on Howard….and Chris Paul. Hopefully that process won’t take the whole off-season. But striking out twice might get them a better, younger player on a poison pill type deal like Jeremy Lin received. The Mavs should be making a move for their future, and the major piece signed this summer is only part of the plan. After Dirk comes off the books in 2014, the Mavs may once again be major players, but that groundwork must start this Summer. It’s time to make the splitting of the title team pay off, and make it back to the playoffs.