Case against the Dallas Mavericks trade for Kyrie Irving
Irving is no stranger to drama and controversy. He wanted out of both Boston and Cleveland because he did not like his fit with the team. Kyrie asked to leave the Cavaliers because he no longer wanted to be in LeBron’s shadow, so would he be happy coming to Dallas to play in Luka Doncic’s?
The Mavericks are just starting to find their footing in head coach Jason Kidd’s system, and trading for Kyrie would put them back at square one. They would have to integrate one of the league’s top ball-handlers, and the deal would almost certainly cost them Kristaps Porzingis. It would be a massive adjustment because the big men around KP have struggled this season, and they would be relied upon more without the Unicorn.
Owner Mark Cuban just shot down rumors that he ever talked about dealing Porzingis. Fans should not expect the Mavs to trade him for Kyrie because trading KP would be necessary to make the dollar figures work.
Would Kyrie Irving want to come to Dallas to play with Luka Doncic and the Mavericks? That is the first key to even exploring a trade, and without full assurance that Irving is on board, the Mavs should steer clear of acquiring him.