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Kyrie Irving has a history of wearing out his welcome on every team he has played on through the years.
He has asked the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets to trade him, and after the Cavs traded him to the Boston Celtics in 2017, he left the Celtics in free agency during the summer of 2019.
Irving was sent by the Nets to the Dallas Mavericks midway through last season, and at least for now, he seems happy there.
He signed a contract extension earlier this summer to remain in Dallas, and in fact, he said he wishes the team had drafted him in 2011, per Brad Townsend.
Irving says he wishes Dallas had been in position to draft him in 2011: That’s how strongly he feels about the organization and its culture, now that he’s been part of it.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) September 28, 2023
So far, Irving’s tenure with the Mavs has been fruitless, as they dropped in the standings following his trade there and missed the play-in tournament last season.
But the team has new hope for this upcoming season, mainly because it will have a full training camp with Irving and Luka Doncic as teammates.
The team also brought in a couple of viable role players during the offseason, including 3-and-D forward Grant Williams and veteran sharpshooter Seth Curry.
One figures they should return to the playoffs this season and be competitive there, but one can never be sure, especially given how competitive the Western Conference is.
At age 31, Irving is on top of his game, and he is coming off a season in which he averaged 27.1 points and 5.5 assists a game.
It will be up to him to elevate the Mavs and turn them into winners.
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