Mark Cuban Brittney Griner

Mark Cuban Brittney Griner, Billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he's willing to draft college basketball superstar Brittney Griner to the National Basketball Association (NBA).

While speaking with ESPN, Cuban said he might draft Griner for his Dallas Mavericks if given the chance.

"If she is the best on the board, I will take her," he told ESPN before the Mavericks played the Los Angeles Lakers on 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."

If he doesn't get to select her during the draft, he will offer her a shot to try out for Dallas' summer team. "She'd still have to make the team. 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," he said. Adding, "That'd sell out a few games."

Yahoo! Sports reporter Kelly Dwyer notes that there is at least one major roadblock: Griner is likely to be drafted by the Phoenix Mercury, which has first pick in the WNBA draft on April 15.

Dwyer also took issue with Cuban's proposition.

"Brittney Griner has the potential to be a franchise-leading, league-dominating superstar in the WNBA," he writes. "She’s not a gimmick to be gawked at and over-scrutinized by the collection of NBA executives and bored NBA freaks who watch the Summer League every year."

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