Star guard Kyrie Irving left little to the imagination in free agency. Instead, he’s going to try to finish what he and the Mavericks tried to start at the February trade deadline.
The move truly is no surprise, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Irving was expected to return to the Mavs all along.
Along with that, Marc Stein of The Stein Line cited two sources close to the process that said “Irving has consistently expressed a desire to remain a Maverick and actually wants to shut down the notion that he’s angling to get to L.A.”
The “full expectation” is Kyrie Irving will re-sign with the Mavericks once free agency begins, per @wojespn:
– Legitimate places Kyrie would even consider leaving Dallas for are “extremely limited, perhaps almost nil.”
– Money aspect won’t be an issue for Irving’s new deal… pic.twitter.com/lmqT8C0cME
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) June 28, 2023
Kyrie Irving’s agent, Shetellia Riley Irving, will become the first Black woman to negotiate and complete an NBA contract. https://t.co/hcI5HaKDAe
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2023