you guys are thinking like basketball scouts. As if skills matter? LMAO.
These aint players, there products.
Besides Cubans gonna have what pick? 15-20 probably?
What player is he gonna take thats gonna matter anyways.
He drafts Brittney Griner, She sees 2-3 mins in garbage time of losses or blow outs. He makes a few $100 million in merch and endorsement value.
I bet every stadium she goes to is a sell out.
A bunch of 15 year old girls get pulled into the NBA fan scene because a girl is there doing it big with the boys. EVEN PRACTICING = $$$
Griner wouldn't get 2-3 minutes a game, though, at least for a full season. Even in garbage time. The risk is too great.
Skills and abilities do matter, though. If they didn't, drafting a female player would have been done a long time ago. There have been many chances, with incredible players like Swoopes, Lobo, Holdsclaw, Leslie, Cooper, Parker, Moore, Jackson, etc.
Cuban, Buss, and a few other GM's would have cashed in on that opportunity long ago, if it was all about the money (and don't get me wrong, I believe Cuban sees the dollar signs, but part of that is also because Griner is most likely the female that COULD get it done...even though there's no chance of her being successful).