Mark Cuban blames Jalen Brunson's dad for ruining negotiations as Mavs realize how much they've missed him

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As the Dallas Mavericks’ season continues to crumble, there has been a lot of reflection on what has gone wrong, dating back to the offseason when they lost Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks.

Doncic was asked point blank how much he’s missed Brunson, adding, “a lot. Amazing guy. Amazing player, for sure.”

On Wednesday, the guys on K&C Masterpiece wondered if Doncic and the Mavs were really missing Brunson’s leadership, more so than his skills on the court, and to “rein in” the emotional Doncic.


The talk around Brunson extended into Wednesday evening when Mavs owner Mark Cuban addressed a variety of topics prior to their game against the Sacramento Kings, including Brunson’s free agency and how the Mavs were unable to retain him.

Cuban said that his relationship with Brunson was great but “things went south when the parents got involved.”

Cuban also said that the Mavericks “never had the opportunity” to re-sign Brunson on a four-year, $56 million extension prior to the trade deadline despite what was reported and did not try to trade him because they were hopeful they could “change his mind” prior to free agency.

The Mavs attempted to fill the Brunson-void at point guard by trading for Kyrie Irving ahead of this season’s deadline, but that has not proven to yield the results they had hoped.

Despite the season taking a turn since the Irving trade, Cuban added that the Mavs absolutely want to keep Irving.

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