The Dallas Mavericks made the biggest splash of the season when they traded for Kyrie Irving because thousands of fans thought the duo of him and Luka Doncic would not be stopped on the court. They were correct, but the Mavericks continued to lose games because of their lack of defense. Because of that, the team is on tap to miss the playoffs.
The Mavericks currently sit in 11th place in the Western Conference. With only three games left in their regular season, many of the scenarios that land Dallas in the playoffs fall out of the team’s control.
One wonders if Irving would even want to come back to the team after this short stint.
According to respected NBA reporter Marc Stein, Irving wants to stay with the Dallas Mavericks despite the bad record since he’s been there.
“The rumbles have been that [Kyrie] wants to stay [in Dallas],” Stein said.
The Mavericks acquired the star guard from the Brooklyn Nets just before the NBA trade deadline. Irving is averaging 26.7 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.1 rebounds on 51 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent from long distance.
Even though the team dropped from fourth in the West to its current No. 11 spot after his addition, Irving is not the blame for the Mavs’ season.
The outlook for Dončić and Irving can look better if the team can surround them with a better cast of players, mainly some that can play defense.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.