Mavericks news: Coach Kidd thinks team has title chance with Kyrie Irving, more

Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages

The Dallas Mavericks have been part of all the headlines after pulling off a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving. It was a shocking move that lands a second star in Dallas to play next to Luka Doncic. The franchise was desperate to add more talent, and Kyrie was the best player available at the price they paid.

There are a ton of questions after the trade, including is the team’s defense good enough after trading away Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie for Kyrie. Dallas has two of the ten All-Star starters this year, but meshing them into a title contender will be easier said than done for the Mavs.

Head coach Jason Kidd had this to say about Kyrie during his pregame press conference on Feb. 6.

"He’s won where he has gone. We feel that his talent and his abilities to make us better are something that we needed. We feel getting him is going to help put us in a position to win a championship."

Kidd talked about his relationship with Kyrie, how he is looking forward to the opportunity of coaching him in Dallas, and that Irving is a winner. The Hall of Famer was clearly on board with the trade, and he is excited about the team moving forward.

More Mavericks news

Not everyone in Brooklyn was happy to see Kyrie Irving go as Nic Claxton offered high praise for the eight-time All-Star as a teammate and friend. See his quote below, courtesy of Kristian Winfield.

Dorian Finney-Smith thanked Dallas after being traded to the Nets in the Kyrie Irving deal. See his post here.

Spencer Dinwiddie also thanked MFFLs and shared his excitement about heading back to Brooklyn after the trade.

NBA news

LeBron James has a chance to make history on Feb. 7 as the Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder. He needs 36 points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Can James do it on Tuesday night? It will be a cannot miss contest.

Mat Ishbia was officially approved as the new owner of the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. The billionaire takes over at an important moment, and fans should expect the Suns to be active ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline.

Furkan Korkmaz became the latest player to request a trade. Will the Sixers deal him before the deadline? The 25-year-old wing wants out, and he could find a new home before Thursday’s deadline.

The Dallas Mavericks are in Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Wednesday night, and Kyrie Irving should make his debut with the team. Fans will not want to miss that, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.

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