Lakers Land Mavs’ Kyrie Irving In NBA Trade Proposal

Kyrie Irving, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, NBA Trade Rumors
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The NBA is a wildly unpredictable place. In this league, anything can happen. Fans will dismiss possibilities. Before they know it, those possibilities become reality. 

That’s more true than it’s ever been. Teams change more quickly than ever before. We can see players get traded that everyone assumed a team would keep. With the trade deadline approaching, fans are getting excited about the endless possibilities ahead. 

Could the Dallas Mavericks trade Kyrie Irving? It isn’t likely – realistically, they just acquired him. At the same time, Irving’s frequent absences have been frustrating. The Mavericks have been underwhelming in 2023-24.

Could they send Irving to the Los Angeles Lakers? 

NBA Trade Proposal 

Dallas Mavericks Receive: G D’Angelo Russell, F Rui Hachimura, 2029 First-Round Pick (LAL), 2030 First-Round Pick (Swap – LAL) 

Los Angeles Lakers Receive: G Kyrie Irving 

This is the time of year to entertain possibilities. The rumor mill is running wild. The trade deadline is right around the corner, and nobody knows how teams will respond. 

Could the Lakers trade LeBron James? To most, it feels like a crazy proposition. It couldn’t happen. Let’’s be honest – it probably won’t. Still, fans are entertaining the possibility. 

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After all, the Lakers have been more disappointing than the Mavericks. This team is aging, without any assets, and losing games. Should they give up more assets for Irving? 

Why The Los Angeles Lakers Do The Deal 

The Lakers have had a disappointing season. They should still be trying to win an NBA title. Those are the expectations that a team faces when James is playing at an All-NBA level towards the end of his career. 

So, this is a good deal for the Lakers. We know James and Irving can win a title together – they’ve done it. They didn’t have a defensive anchor like Anthony Davis with them when they did, either. Adding Irving should make the Lakers a much more dangerous team. 

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Is his durability a concern? Absolutely. At the same time, the Lakers are light on assets. The avenues for them to add a player as impactful as Irving are limited. This deal gives them a chance to get back to title contention. Should the Mavericks help them get there? 

Why The Dallas Mavericks Do The Deal 

We don’t know if Luka Doncic and Irving can win a title together. It doesn’t look likely. This duo has failed to launch even when they have shared the floor in 2023-24. 

Here, we’ve got Dallas executing a soft reset. It’s a risky move. The Mavericks risk alienating Doncic by making this trade. Still, if they act quickly, they could salvage the situation. This deal has them landing a valuable asset in the Lakers’ 2029 first-rounder that could help them land Doncic’s next co-star this summer. 

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In the meantime, it doesn’t force them to bottom out either. Russell is a solid secondary playmaker, and Hachimura is the defensive wing that this team is missing. Who knows? This deal could even help the Mavericks in the short term – wouldn’t that be unpredictable? 

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