Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he would consider drafting Baylor All-American Brittney Griner.
Cuban told reporters before Tuesday night's game between the Mavericks and the Lakers that if Griner is the best player available, "I will take her."
The 6-foot-8 Griner finished her college career as the NCAA leader in blocked shots and the second-leading scorer in women's college basketball history.
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Cuban says he has already thought about it and "Right now, I'd lean towards yes, just to see if she can do it. You never know unless you give somebody a chance."
Cuban said Griner would have to make the team and he isn't "opposed to giving her the opportunity."
He adds: "That'd sell out a few games."
Griner responded with a tweet: "I would hold my own! Lets do it"
Ann Meyers Drysdale was the first woman to get a tryout with an NBA team. The former UCLA and U.S. women's Olympic team star signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers in 1979 but didn't make the team.