Mavericks GM Reveals Teams Chances Of Re-Signing Kyrie Irving

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The Dallas Mavericks are hopeful to be in the running for Kyrie Irving this summer.

Kyrie Irving will have a big decision to make this summer. The Dallas guard will be a free agent with plenty of suitors lined up to speak with him. However, just what are the chances Irving will end up back in Dallas? According to team GM Nico Harrison, the Mavericks are optimistic about their chances. While that may not be a term to get fans excited. But it does feel like it means the Mavericks are still in the running for the star guards' services.

The Mavericks were the tale of two halves when describing their season. After acquiring Irving in a trade, the team went into a freefall. But that isn't for the lack of effort from Irving. The highly sought-after Irving appeared in just 20 games for the Mavericks. In that time, he averaged 27 points and six assists. Scoring was not an issue for Dallas this season. However, the defensive side of the ball left a lot to be desired. Irving's teammate Luka Doncic spoke about the team's defensive effort, including his own. But the defensive change conversation came when it was too little too late.

Kyrie Irving Isn't In A Rush On Deciding Future

Irving has mentioned recently that he has no plans to sign a contract in the near future. The former Nike star is looking for a new shoe deal before deciding on his playing future. Irving was dropped from Nike after antisemite social media posts. There is yet to be a report on which shoe brands would be interested in bringing Irving aboard. But those conversations could be kept secret due to the nature of Irving's last deal. So it seems the Mavericks will have to wait this one out.

The Mavericks will be the most interesting team to follow this summer. After the way this season finished, it's hard to see a world where Luka and Kyrie Irving share the floor again. However, stranger things have happened in the NBA. Evidently, Mark Cuban believes it can work. The Mavericks owner has been very vocal about bringing Irving back into the mix. Do you believe the Mavericks will be able to keep both of their superstar guards? Drop your thoughts in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here with HNHH.


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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.