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Should the Mavericks trade for Kyrie Irving?

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Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
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Case for the Dallas Mavericks trading for Kyrie Irving

The Mavs are searching for another star to pair with Luka Doncic, and they have a desperate need for shot creation. Irving is one of the best ball-handlers in the league and was the Cavaliers point guard when they won the championship in 2016.

Kyrie is no stranger to playing off the ball too. He shared the court with LeBron James for three seasons in Cleveland and was outstanding last year playing next to Kevin Durant and James Harden in Brooklyn. Irving could seamlessly fit and help space the floor for Luka Doncic in Dallas as the Mavericks would quickly become an elite offense.

Kyrie is one of the league’s best 3-pointer shooters, including hitting over 40 percent of his attempts in six of the last eight seasons. That is not easy to do when commanding the attention that Irving does. He has scored over 23 points per game for five straight seasons as well.

The Mavericks want to build a title contender around Luka Doncic, and Kyrie Irving is a winner. His team has won 50 of the 70 postseason games he has played in during his ten years in the NBA, which includes three NBA Finals appearances. Adding Kyrie Irving would improve the Mavs.