As NBA Free Agency prepares to open Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET, by Kyrie Irving services will be at stake.
He eight-time All-Star he’s poised to become a free agent, and despite his brilliance on the court, the market for Irving is reported to be «extremely limited.»
Irving, who was traded from the Brooklyn networks to the Dallas Mavericks during the 2022-23 NBA season, he is expected to re-sign with the Mavs.
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«The market for Kyrie Irving, the legitimate places where Dallas would make sense, that are available to him, is extremely limited. Maybe next to none,» ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Wednesday on «SportsCenter.»
«I think all the expectations are that he’s going back to Dallas. The question will be, what kind of deal is he going back to? How many years is he on a contract? I don’t think money is that big of an issue.» like how many years of full warranty is there for Kyrie Irving. I think that’s where the negotiation will be between him and the Mavericks.»
Irving is eligible for a maximum contract of five years and $272 million.
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Irving’s career has been a roller coaster in recent years, with the NBA champion unable to play in more than 60 games in a season for the past four years due to injuries and off-court issues.
Irving was suspended for eight games during the 2022-23 season for sharing a antisemitic film on social media before requesting a trade out of Brooklyn around the NBA trade deadline.
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He appeared in 20 games with the Mavericks and averaged 26.9 points, five rebounds, and six assists per game.
Dallas was 8-12 when Irving played and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2018-19 season.