Mac Engel: Dallas Mavericks will regret this one; trading for Kyrie Irving is a desperate move

Mac Engel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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The Dallas Mavericks are so desperate to put an All-Star player next to Luka they went with the crazy hot one.

Uncle Drew is coming to the Mavs.

Will be interesting. Will be entertaining.

And don’t come cryin’ when Kyrie Irving goes Rondo and this movie bombs.

On Sunday, according to ESPN and other media outlets, the Mavericks sent guards Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie along with a 2029 first round pick and two second round picks to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the All-Star guard who fancies himself as the NBA’s version of Socrates, without the brains.

Irving, 30, made it known last week he would not resign with the Nets this offseason and he wanted to be traded.


Love the boldness of the Mavs to constantly go for it.

Hate this move.

Adding Irving to play next to Luka Doncic makes the Mavericks a more talented team, not a better one.

There is one prima donna Net you want, and it’s not Kyrie (Hint: He’s a Longhorn).


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