Mavericks rumors roundup: A look at every 2022 trade deadline rumor so far

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks chatted about Kyrie Irving trade

Back in mid-December, Ian Begley dropped the rumor that the Nets and Mavs discussed a deal centered around Kyrie Irving. This was before the seven-time All-Star returned to game action. Irving is limited to playing in just road games because of a New York city vaccine mandate.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was quick to dispel this rumor, but do not be surprised to see Brooklyn shop Irving ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline. The Nets cannot have a part-time player on their roster in the postseason. Irving could decide to get vaccinated, but if not, the Nets should be exploring the trade market for the 29-year-old point guard.

Irving is unquestionably one of the most talented players in the NBA, so acquiring him will not come cheap. The Mavericks would unlikely be able to meet the Nets' asking price, but it is the type of blockbuster that gets Dallas the bonafide second star they have been searching for next to Luka Doncic.

Acquiring Kyrie Irving would be the most shocking of any player mentioned in the Dallas Mavericks rumors so far. The seven-time All-Star is back with the Nets, and the sides are likely working on a solution that allows him to fully return before the postseason.