How does Kyrie Irving fit on the Dallas Mavericks and what could be next?

Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
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Dallas Mavericks have to worry about the availability of Kyrie Irving

Kyrie is spectacular on the basketball court. He can drop players with his handles and score on anyone. The 6’2 guard is a future Hall of Famer, but he only helps the Mavs when he is on the floor.

During his three and a half seasons in Brooklyn, Kyrie played in just 152 of a possible 289 games when combining regular and postseason. He dealt with injuries, off-the-court drama, suspensions, and sometimes just leaves of absence from the team. Irving is motivated to finish the season strong as he looks to secure a $200-plus million payday this summer in free agency, but after that, nobody can expect him to play 70 games per season or be available when the games matter most after his tenure with the Nets.

It was the most shocking part of this trade. The Mavs traded Kristaps Porzingis, in part, because they could not rely upon him to play when it mattered most, only to trade for one of the most unreliable players in the league just 12 months later.

When Kyrie Irving is on the court expect phenomenal production and plenty of highlights, but can the Dallas Mavericks keep him on the floor for even 75 percent of their games? He played in just over 52 percent in Brooklyn, and it is unlikely that he plays more in Dallas as the next off-court drama is likely just around the corner.