Kyrie Irving decided to stay with Luka Doncic and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks next season. He agreed to a three-year contract with the team worth $126 million. However, players can start signing new contracts next Thursday.
According to gambling reports, Seth Curry also agreed to a two-year contract with the Mavs. It would be his third contract with the team.
Irving did not discuss his future with Dallas during his time with the team. Also, he declined interviews after the season. According to sportsbook pay per head sources, the Mavericks traded for Irving with Brooklyn in February. However, the team missed the playoffs since Doncic’s rookie year in the 2018-2019 season.
Kyrie Irving Stays with the Mavs
Irving joined a Dallas team in the thick of a playoff race, but the eight-time All-Star and Luka Doncic had combined for a 5-11 record, with both players missing significant time due to injury.
After starting the season 2-0 with Irving, the Mavericks finished 7-18 and missed the playoffs by one spot. The previous season, they had advanced to the Western Conference finals. Before things deteriorated between Irving and the Nets last summer and Irving requested a trade, the Nets had offered Irving an extension.
Unlike the 2022 trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Washington and brought the Mavericks’ important postseason player, Spencer Dinwiddie, General Manager Nico Harrison’s second major transaction for Dallas, it failed to ignite the team.
The Mavs sent Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie to the Nets. The defense played a major role in why Doncic and Irving’s two-month trial was unsuccessful.
Doncic’s $215 million rookie max agreement, signed two summers ago, has three years remaining until the player option. After the season ends, he plans to see how far the superstar duo can go together.
When the Mavericks still had play-in aspirations with two games remaining, Irving did not play. Doncic was confined to the first quarter, sparking an NBA inquiry leading to the season’s premature conclusion.
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