The Dallas Morning News (David Moore) reports: Mark Cuban said multiple players told him they wanted to be traded if Avery Johnson returned as coach this season… Cuban said these sentiments were relayed to him by the players or their agents over the course of last season… When asked if more than five players requested a trade, Cuban said yes. More than seven? “Close,” Cuban said.

InsideHoops.com editor says: Wow. I had heard through someone I know who knows a certain someone that a few players absolutely wanted Avery gone, but didn’t know it was literally half the team that wanted The Little General to pack his things and take his speech pattern elsewhere. Also, it needs to be said that Mark Cuban is cool as heck for revealing this. No reason not to, but still.