The Dallas Mavericks almost lost the playoffs after making a desperate move at the trade deadline. Meet Kyrie Irving.
The Mavs are in last place by half a game NBA playoffs There are only three games left in their regular season schedule.
After finding Irving The Mavericks are 7-12 After being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, Irving allowed 117.9 points per game while playing and being terrible defensively.
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Tim Hardaway Sr., whose son plays for Dallas, said Wednesday on “The Cartoon Show.” For Irving business It’s the downfall of the Mavericks.
“Personally, that trade wasn’t for them,” Hardaway Sr. said.
“They are missing a leader,” he added. “They lost a leader there. Luca [Doncic] Not a leader. Kyrie is not a leader. Jalen Brunson was the leader.
As the end of the regular season nears, the Mavericks are in a tough spot, in danger of losing. 2023 NBA Draft Pick up if you fall outside the top 10 and have no idea if Irving will be back in Dallas next season.
Irving will be a free agent after the season and could be lost to the Mavericks. Eight-time All-Star After sending Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and an unprotected 2029 draft pick to the Nets for nothing.
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It is said that internal discussions have been held in the organization. He shut down Doncic And Irving to try and keep their 2023 draft pick for the rest of the season.
On Tuesday, Doncic is a closed mind.
“I’ll play tomorrow,” Doncic said after practice on Tuesday, according to ESPN. “I’ll still play when there’s a chance. So that won’t happen yet.”
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The Mavericks are battling for the final playoff spot against the Oklahoma City Thunder, who own the playoff game over Dallas. The Mavericks must finish one game ahead of the Thunder to make the playoffs.
The Thunder have an off night when Dallas plays the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.