Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks Kevin Durant to Golden State is 'good for business'

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The dust is yet to truly settle following Kevin Durant's shock move to the Golden State Warriors in free agency and it's still a hot topic around the NBA.

The former Oklahoma City Thunder forward has come under heavy criticism for heading to Oakland this summer, especially given that they knocked him and his former side, the Oklahoma City Thunder, out of this year's playoffs after leading 3-1 in the series.

Durant's 'if you can't beat them, join them' attitude has rubbed the league the wrong way and furthermore, it's been deemed unfair that the Warriors can add the 2014 MVP to their ranks when they just won a record-setting 73 games last term.

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However, one man that is fine with what's transpired is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

"They become the villain," Cuban told ESPN on Wednesday, a day after NBA commissioner Adam Silver indicated that changes in the collective bargaining agreement are needed to prevent similar situations from developing in the future. "Just like when LeBron James went to Miami, I loved that there was a villain. They become the villain. I'm fine with that. Everybody's going to root for them to lose."

Indeed they will. But that's not the only reason Cuban is happy about Golden State's bit of business.

As a result of their acquisition of KD, the Warriors had to trim their roster in order to afford the 27-year-old. Last year's starters Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes were both casualties in that process and the Mavericks have benefitted by picking up the pair.

"It sure helped," Cuban said of the impact Durant's decision had on Dallas' offseason.

As tantalising as the Warriors look, Cuban doesn't think it's a given that they will run riot in the 2016-17 season.

"It's always been tough for superteams to stay super," Cuban said. "When you congregate that much talent, one injury destroys the whole thing. They played by the rules, so it is what it is. It has always happened. It's nothing new."

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