3. Positive - Re-signing Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving only suited up for 20 games in a Dallas Mavericks jersey last year, but it was clear that the team needed to make it priority number one to retain him this summer. Kyrie's partnership with Luka Doncic and his experience make him a great fit on this squad.
During the first day of free agency, the Mavs struck a deal with Irving and his camp for a three-year, $120 million deal. Moving forward, the Mavericks now have a clear road map laid out, as they have Irving and Doncic for at least two more years guaranteed.
Having Irving on the roster offers Doncic a legit number two star. This was always an argument against the Mavericks. Irving will also alleviate Doncic's heavy workload.
Irving will continue to show his masterful play of basketball in Dallas, and introducing him to a young center like Dereck Lively II could make for a powerful pairing, just as we saw during Irving's time in Brooklyn next to center Nic Claxton. Claxton would go on to have a career year last year when Irving was in the lineup feeding him the ball down low.
But even after all the positives of re-signing Irving, adding wing depth, and adding a slew of young talent, there are still two coherent arguments against the Dallas Mavericks' brilliant summer.