5 Biggest overreactions to week 1 of the Mavericks' season

Nov 1, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic
Nov 1, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Kyrie Irving's injury is concerning

Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving has only appeared in two of four games thus far as he's dealt with a foot injury. Also, before the season began, Irving was hampered by a lingering groin injury.

And to make matters worse, Irving isn't exactly known for picture-perfect health. He hasn't appeared in more than 60 games since the 2018-19 season.

However, Irving's lack of availability hasn't always been health-related. At the beginning of his career, he dealt with numerous lower-body injuries, but in recent years it's been a myriad of other issues.

The Dallas guard now seems to be laser-focused on basketball. It seems as if Irving wants to take a step forward as a leader. He's the most experienced player on the roster and his current mindset is synonymous with his sentiment.

Fans shouldn't be worried about Irving's mindset or his foot injury. He's currently taking it day-by-day and should be back soon. As of now, he's questionable for tonight's affair against Denver.

If Irving misses tonight's game against Denver, then fans could start being a bit concerned. The season is just beginning, and Irving has already battled two separate injuries. Dallas needs him healthy for the final push, and the training staff is likely just being cautious to ensure he doesn't get re-injured.