Mark Cuban was unable to meet with Deron Williams on July 1st last year due to a contractual obligation to tape Shark Tank.

The Dallas Mavericks intend to pursue Dwight Howard and Chris Paul as their top priorities.

"I will be chasing free agents and not at Shark Tank on July 1st," said Cuban. "So I'll get that out of the way. I've been grinding. I keep that trophy ... to remind me every morning what the goal is. There's no other focus right now. I've got, I don't know 70 businesses, they all know right now it's all about basketball."