This offseason, the Dallas Mavericks had three main goals: re-sign Kyrie Irving, upgrade their center position, and add wing depth. The team believes they achieved all three with the additions of Dereck Lively, Richaun Holmes, and Grant Williams.
However, the most significant addition came in the form of re-signing Irving. Back in June, owner Mark Cuban made it clear that the team's plan was to go all in on Irving. He mentioned how he did not want a repeat of what happened with Jalen Brunson. The Mavs eventually splurged by re-signing Irving to a three-year, $142 million dollar contract.
Irving's new contract made him the 21st-highest-paid player in the league, four spots behind Luka Doncic. Last week, Cuban spoke about Irving's role and impact within the organization. The Mavs owner detailed what the All-Star guard can bring to the table.
"He can score at will and keep the scoreboard moving when Doncic goes to the bench or takes a few plays off during a quarter."- Mark Cuban
Three weeks later, Irving made his presence known when competing in the Drew League. He suited up for the Nationwide Souljas and notched a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Nicknamed "Uncle Drew," it is Irving's flashy style that makes him a fan favorite, but his on-court play and fit in Dallas is what will make him a favorite for Mavericks fans.
Here are five reasons why Dallas won't regret resigning the eight-time NBA all-star.