The date was November 18, 2020. It was draft day in the NBA but it was a BIG day for Daryl Morey. He was armed with the 21st overall pick in the NBA draft but he also had a tall task in front of him. He needed to rid himself of the albatross that was the Al Horford contract, and somehow find a veteran shooter. Daryl Morey went 3-3 that night. By the end of the day he had shipped Al Horford off to Oklahoma City and gotten Danny Green in return. He drafted Tyrese Maxey with the 21st overall pick. And he traded Josh Richardson to Dallas for Seth Curry.
Curry had just wrapped up his second season in Dallas (albeit not consecutive seasons) and scored 12.5 PPG primarily coming off the bench. A year after signing Curry to a 4 year, $32 million dollar contract, Dallas was willing to cut bait. The Mavericks loss was truly the Sixers gain as Curry has shined in a Sixers uniform. Being the shooter that the team seeked while also having an incredible team friendly contract. Its something that isnt lost on Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Cuban was doing a zoom call with Wharton business school students when one of them asked something incredible….as basketball question. He was probably ridiculed by his fellow students for being a “nerd” and watching “sports” but Cuban seemed happy to talk sports….until he heard the question.
“Looking back on that trade how do you think it went? And should the Mavs have kept Seth Curry?”
The question pained Cuban but he did answer it.
“I hate you next question…..that answers your question. Yea we might rethink it if we had to do it all over again.”
Mark Cuban gets asked about the Seth Curry trade at a Wharton Q&A— The Gastroenteritis Blues (@GastroBluesPod) February 1, 2022
“I hate you, next question” pic.twitter.com/TzmBNxo0TB
Cuban handled himself well. It was a bad move then, its even worse now, and kudos to Cuban for admitting it. Its probably the first time in his life that Cuban would rather talk about stocks and stuff (I cant fathom what kids in Wharton are discussing) than sports.