Dallas Mavericks NBA championship odds after re-signing Kyrie Irving

The Dallas Mavericks brought back Kyrie Irving, but that doesn't mean it's time to bet them to win the NBA Finals.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (2).
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (2). / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks made a move they had to on Friday, re-signing guard Kyrie Irving to a three-year, $126 million deal. 

The move pairs Irving and Luka Doncic for at least the next two seasons, and it gives Dallas a second All-Star to build around. The Mavs struggled with this group last season after the trade deadline, but there appears to be optimism that Irving and Doncic can succeed together. 

Here’s how the move impacted Dallas in the betting markets for the 2023-24 season: 

Mavericks odds to win the NBA Finals in 2023-24 season

The Mavericks are +2300 to win the NBA Finals at FanDuel Sportsbook, which is far from the favorite but certainly in the upper-half of the NBA. 

The Irving and Doncic duo didn’t exactly work in the 2022-23 season with the team going 8-12 in the 20 games Irving played in. 

Despite that, Mavericks fans have to be optimistic that this pairing can work.

Dallas couldn’t afford to lose Irving for nothing in free agency after giving up multiple rotation pieces for him during the 2022-23 season, and now it has a full offseason to really build around him and Doncic. 

After making the Western Conference Finals in the 2021-22 season, Dallas took a massive step back – missing the playoffs altogether – in the 2022-23 campaign. 

With Irving back, the Mavs have two All-Star guards, but bettors may want to wait and see how they gel before fully committing to Dallas in the futures market.

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