Should the Dallas Mavericks go all in on trading for Kyrie Irving?

Caleb Ho Yee Yum
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
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Why the Dallas Mavericks trading for Kyrie Irving won’t happen before the deadline

Kyrie Irving’s salary would also demand Dallas trade away multiple players and a first-round draft pick or picks. It would mean giving up a lot of depth that the Mavericks don’t have. Unless the Nets completely blow it up and trade Kevin Durant as well, Brooklyn won’t want many of the players that Dallas has to offer.

The Mavericks’ best offer would likely be some combination of Christian Wood, Hardaway Jr., and first-round picks, but I could see plenty of teams beating that offer pretty easily. The Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and Miami Heat are also rumored to have interest in trading for Irving before the Feb. 9 deadline.

Marc Stein mentioned (subscription required) the Brooklyn Nets would have interest in Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith, but Dallas will not be eager to part with either player. Could the two sides reach a workable deal somewhere in the middle?

Overall, I don’t think the Mavs should trade for Kyrie Irving. There’s just too much baggage that comes along with it. Luckily, it’s unlikely that they will be able to do it anyways.

The Dallas Mavericks aren't that desperate. Right?

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