Mavs 'did everything possible to lose' after playoff elimination, per Mark Cuban

Mavs 'did everything possible to lose' after playoff elimination, per Mark Cuban
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Dallas looked to lose as much as it could once the team was out of postseason contention this season. "Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything possible to lose games," Cuban said on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday. Cuban said the primary way to ensure the Mavericks would lose was to play their young players, including? Yogi Ferrell,? Nerlens Noel and Dorian Finney-Smith -- three players with less than three years of experience who averaged more than 20 minutes per game for Dallas this season. The Mavericks owner acknowledged that it wasn't the players who were throwing games. "Once a guy walks on the court, they're going to play their heart out," Cuban said. "Particularly the young guys because they have something to prove." Dallas started an injury-marred season 3-15 and never got closer than eight games below .500. The Mavericks were officially eliminated... 
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