How This Trade Impacts Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks would have to do a lot of background checks before engaging in a trade of this magnitude. Yes, they have been looking to move on from Kristaps Porzingis, but they would need to be sure that Kyrie Irving would suit up for them.
It has been reported that Irving would simply retire should the Brooklyn Nets trade him. That makes trade negotiations tricky, as no team is going to look to acquire him with the potential of him just walking away from the game being legitimate.
Dallas currently doesn’t have a mandate like New York does, so Irving would be eligible to be a full-time player for the Mavericks. If he would agree to play with them, he is the exact kind of player the organization has been looking for this offseason.
Dallas wanted to find a secondary ball-handler that could help take some of the pressure off of Luka Doncic. Irving would fill that role masterfully, giving Jason Kidd another player that is more than capable of carrying the offensive load when Doncic needs a rest.
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Too often last season Doncic was the sole creator offensively, whether it was for himself or his teammates. Irving would alleviate that pressure as one of the more talented point guards in the NBA. His ball-handling skills are otherworldly and he is as gifted as they come scoring the basketball.
Dallas would have a much more consistent performer with Irving inserted into the lineup instead of Porzingis. He is the co-star the Mavericks have been seeking alongside Doncic and would help the team get closer to achieving their goals than Porzingis has.