Is Brittney Griner going to play in the NBA next season? It's not out of the question.
According to Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks would consider selecting the three-time All-American in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft and would give her the chance to make the team. Cubes says that there's no way he would give her a free pass and put her on the Mavs roster just to say he did it. But, he does believe in giving Griner the chance to succeed.
"If she is the best on the board, I will take her," he said prior to last night's Mavs game against the Lakers. "I've thought about it…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…I certainly wouldn't be opposed to giving her the opportunity."
Hmmm…We had never really considered. But, it would be interesting to see Griner give it a go with the guys. If nothing else, Cuban just guaranteed that we will be glued to our TVs on draft night this year.
[via ESPN Dallas]