(CBS) Keeping in line with his unconventional ways, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would have “no problem whatsoever” drafting Baylor women’s star Brittney Griner in the second round of the NBA Draft.
“If she is the best on the board, I will take her,” Cuban said Tuesday night. “I’ve thought about it. I’ve thought about it already. Would I do it? Right now, I’d lean toward yes, just to see if she can do it. You never know unless you give somebody a chance, and it’s not like the likelihood of any late-50s draft pick has a good chance of making it.”
Cuban went on to say that if she wasn’t drafted, he would consider giving the 6-foot-8, three-time All-American and Big 12 player of the year a try out with the Mavericks.
“She’d still have to make the team,” Cuban said. “I’m not going to carry her just to carry her. I don’t think, anyways. But I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to giving her the opportunity.”
Upon hearing the news, Griner tweeted “I would hold my own! Lets do it.”