Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a photograph during Media Day at HSS Training Center on September 27, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Emilee Chinn/Getty Images


  • The Dallas Mavericks could possibly make a move for Kyrie Irving next offseason
  • Pairing Irving with Luka Doncic would be an ideal partnership to help out the young star
  • Irving's off-court troubles could ultimately be more trouble than its worth

The Brooklyn Nets have decided to put their foot down and suspend Kyrie Irving for his antisemitic comments.

While many fans see it as the beginning of the end for his career, there is still a chance he remains in the NBA for the foreseeable future. reported that the Mark Cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks could make a trade for Irving next offseason.

"Dallas is one place that considered him, but that did not go anywhere. It could be a straightforward deal, (Davis) Bertans and (Tim) Hardaway for Kyrie, something like that. I am not sure you want to put Kyrie with Luka (Doncic) while Luka is playing the way he is playing, but it would allow Dallas to free up money this summer, maybe to do a sign-and-trade with Kyrie, too," the anonymous NBA executive said.

In years past, Cuban has never been afraid about making a big deal, or letting pieces walk for that matter, if it means his Mavericks can compete for a title.

Raef LaFrentz, Brendan Haywood, letting Steve Nash walk, the failure to secure DeAndre Jordan from the Los Angeles Clippers, and the high-risk signing of Chandler Parsons were all part of Cuban's effort to shape the Mavericks into contenders.

Despite those moves not panning out, the Mavericks were still able to produce a championship during their magical run in the 2011 Finals after defeating the heavily-favored Miami Heat led by their big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Bringing in Irving would be a massive coup for the Mavericks since his talent on the court could help take off a lot of the load from Luka Doncic's massive shoulders, especially on the offensive end.

A crafty ball-dominant point guard that can break down defenses with ease despite his age and injury history, Irving has an opportunity to turn the Mavericks franchise around upon signing.

However, his off-court issues have greatly overshadowed his basketball skills and Cuban would do well to rethink his possible pursuit of Irving.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar already shared his belief in Irving being an unsalvageable person, and him being a public relations nightmare for any franchise might not be worth the trouble.

According to the same NBA executive, the Nets are not planning to blow things up just yet.

"He is not the most popular guy around the league right now... Right now, they are not shopping anyone, they're probably going to let Ime [Udoka] have a chance to turn things around first, then go from there," the unnamed source stated.

The Mavericks have already seen what Doncic can do when paired up with another ball-dominant guard last season with Jalen Brunson, but making a move for Irving could cause them more issues than bring progress.

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks drives past Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 28, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images