3 reasons why the Dallas Mavericks shouldn't sign Draymond Green

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2. The Mavericks will likely use that money to try and re-signKyrie Irving

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Kyrie Irving last season from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade that shocked many in the NBA community. It was a huge gamble, both on and off the court.

The problems Irving has had the last few years off the court aren't any that will get him thrown in jail or anything like that, but he has been controversial at times.

The on-the-court issue is that he had one year left on his deal, and the move meant the Mavericks were either trying to go all in last season or were very confident in getting a deal done with him in the 2023 offseason.

When you rank the 2023 free agents by highest AAV (Average Annual Value) in 2022-2023, Kyrie Irving is fourth behind Russell Westbrook, Khris Middleton, and James Harden. Irving was paid a base salary of $36 million last season.

Now, he won't get higher than that, and he may not even get that exact amount of AAV, but he will cost a lot more than Green does. If you could choose between them, most would always choose Irving.

Dallas' pursuit of Irving will almost certainly price them out of the Green sweepstakes.