5 reasons why Mavericks won’t regret re-signing Kyrie Irving

The Dallas Mavericks achieved one of their top offseason goals in re-signing Kyrie Irving, and here are five reasons why they won't regret it.
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving, NBA Free Agency
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5. Offensive powerhouse

Last season, the Dallas Mavericks finished the year with the sixth-best offensive rating. A large part of their success can be attributed to their points per game, as they averaged 114.2 points. And most of that success came from Doncic and Irving.

Doncic was the sole player on the team to drop in 30 points or more. Second on the team was Irving with 27 points. Aside from those two, only Christian Wood and Tim Hardaway Jr. averaged double-digit point totals.

Five games before acquiring Irving, Dallas scored 98, 126, 99, 108 and 105 points. After Irving's acquisition, the team dropped in 110, 122, 128, 124, and 142. In his final three games with the team, Dallas scored 122, 130, and 123 points.

For his career, Irving has a 115.1 offensive rating. During the 2022-2023 season, he eclipsed that number with a 120.8 rating. His field goal percentage is a lethal part of his numbers.

In 20 games with Dallas he knocked in 51% of his field goal attempts - a career-high mark. Free throws became another asset, as he knocked in 94.7% of his attempts (another career-high).

Combined, Irving and Doncic averaged 59.4 points per game last season in Mavericks uniforms. This was more than half of Dallas' 114.2 season average.

It's simple: Keeping Irving allows Dallas to remain an offensive powerhouse.