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The Mavericks Are Risking Everything for Kyrie Irving

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    The Mavericks have just traded for Kyrie Irving in a deal that could make them contenders. Luka has been amazing with subpar rosters in the playoffs and gets the best teammate he’s ever had. The risk is gigantic with the most unpredictable star of all time and it could be the first domino in Luka demanding a trade out of Big D.
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  • Van Hattfield
    Van Hattfield Month ago +1218

    The theme for this entire season has been that Luka doesn't have any help and is doing it alone, so it seems a bit strange that it would be considered "risking everything" in adding Kyrie.

    • Obamain POtin
      Obamain POtin 25 days ago

      @swish.highlights which all star or almost certain all star is available on the market for a max except irving ? 🤣🤣

    • Nintendo Convert
      Nintendo Convert Month ago

      @Chaunce Dickerson and whichever player happens to be available, which right now isn’t a great list.

    • Chaunce Dickerson
      Chaunce Dickerson Month ago

      @Argel Dela Cruz look at Luka vs Gianni’s games. Not a problem, he can’t guard Luka.

    • Chaunce Dickerson
      Chaunce Dickerson Month ago

      @Daunte Williams your words bro.

  • Kurtis Falcone
    Kurtis Falcone Month ago +939

    If Kyrie doesn't re-sign, Dallas will have enough cap space to sign a near max player. Before this trade they didn't have that. That cap space they could use to let Luka pick his next teammate. Plus they have Kyrie's bird rights which means they can match any offer out there. They have leverage and ways to recoup. Honestly this is a great gamble for them. Cuban is showing Luka that they are willing to do whatever it takes to help.

    • SK & DDG's SHOOTA #wahmyn8mewh #THATSTUFF
      SK & DDG's SHOOTA #wahmyn8mewh #THATSTUFF 20 days ago

      ​@Neill Oireachtaigh no way in helll Nikola jokic goes there, he is the Draymond Green on offense for the nuggets & the ball flows through him very fluidly. Luka just needs a bunch of good role players around him that don't mind having everything flow through Luka and their offensive numbers taking a hit. He kills the fluidity of the offense and shoots eight threes a game at a low percentage. It would kill a Superstars career to go there, even someone like Klay Thompson who doesn't need the ball is much better suited with Steph because neither team hurts the fluidity of the offense and both of them played the exact same way without the ball

    • Neill Oireachtaigh
      Neill Oireachtaigh 20 days ago

      @SK & DDG's SHOOTA #wahmyn8mewh #THATSTUFF jokic

    • SK & DDG's SHOOTA #wahmyn8mewh #THATSTUFF
      SK & DDG's SHOOTA #wahmyn8mewh #THATSTUFF 20 days ago

      ​@Neill Oireachtaigh lollll which players? Name them, Luka has the highest usage rate in the NBA by mile. Isn't in shape to play both ends of the ball and passes most of the time only when he doesn't have the shot. Name the players that would want to play there with him?

    • Obamain POtin
      Obamain POtin 25 days ago

      @Marcin Kobos tell us who pls ?

    • Obamain POtin
      Obamain POtin 25 days ago

      there's no big name accepting 1: to go to dallas, 2: to play in the shadow of luka, and 3: there"s almost no big name free agent available. so u can try to reassure yourself, but w'll know what will happen if Irving leave dallas( like he will most likely will) 🤣🤣🤣

  • Rangers Raven
    Rangers Raven Month ago +165

    Here’s what I think: the Mavs have nothing to lose. Keeping the same guys doesn’t help, and if we were waiting for 2025, Luka would’ve requested a trade by 2024 anyways. Even if Luka waited, did you think Ingram/Tatum/Murray/Spida would leave their teams? Not a chance. So it’s the best thing they could’ve done. Us Mavs fans just have to do one thing: pray to God this works out.

    • Wicked Tinggzz
      Wicked Tinggzz Month ago

      @bingus enjoyer nba players are divas and have egos to big . They won’t play with luka because it won’t be their team .
      My take anyways

    • O K
      O K Month ago

      And even if some of these guys do hit free agency (who out of the 10 potential ones it will probably be like 3) what makes you think any of them would want to go to Dallas? Especially at this point would be neither a big market or a good team

    • Morales Corner
      Morales Corner Month ago

      Luka would not leave nor request a trade for a while no matter what, he's signing the max extension with the Mavs

    • Asmosis Jones
      Asmosis Jones Month ago

      Yeah they would be in better shape with brunson kyrie luka kleiber wood

    • CUTIE ent...
      CUTIE ent... Month ago

      Luka is a cry baby and is not a good team player

  • Nick
    Nick Month ago +6

    It really speaks to Kyrie’s talent that he has ultimately destroyed his relationship with every team he’s played on and yet teams still want to pursue him and give up a lot to do it.

  • Oladipupo Ajani
    Oladipupo Ajani Month ago +96

    Even though I am disappointed with Kyrie not being traded to the lakers, i am still intrigued by how he and Luka will look together. It looks good on paper, but chemistry is definetly important if this going to work.

    • iL Duce'
      iL Duce' Month ago

      @Turn ya Gangsta Down So the truth is Tatum & brown r equivalent to Wade & lebron 🤨? CLE tried to build around Kyrie & it was a dumpster fire, his best yrs were playing"robin"alongside lebron & he believes like u that he's more 😓.

    • Turn ya Gangsta Down
      Turn ya Gangsta Down Month ago

      @iL Duce' you sound mad I spoke the truth bro 🤣🤣

    • iL Duce'
      iL Duce' Month ago

      @Turn ya Gangsta Down Okay u mentioned Steph not winning anything till Draymond & Klay which I never mentioned but Tatum & brown r a winning culture 😅😂🤣. I said the organization had to make a choice between Steph & Ellis, they saw the big pic w/Steph! U said Steph only has one FMVP, ok but he's the reigning FMVP tho'🤨..... besides I can show u a bunch of FMVP that weren't impressive!!!

    • Turn ya Gangsta Down
      Turn ya Gangsta Down Month ago

      @iL Duce' Steph didn’t win nothin till klay and Draymond arrived and they formed chemistry he popped off later on in his career bad comparison bro. You tried 🤣🤣 why you think Steph only has 1 finals mvp? It’s not by coincidence Steph nem wasn’t no pressure in his younger years gang. Dame ain’t no Robin y’all buy too much into that Robin and Batman shìt that y’all don’t focus on winning and winning culture. Share the responsibility like JT and JB Bron and WAde n you can go far. You talking TV narratives that rarely work out

    • iL Duce'
      iL Duce' Month ago

      @Turn ya Gangsta Down Wasn't Steph young when he showed his potential🤔, remember GS had a choice to make between a young Steph & a veteran Ellis! Kyrie & Dame r robins & it's no shame in that, but Kyrie can't accept that........just saying!

  • Russel L
    Russel L Month ago +153

    Thoughts and prayers to the dallas mavericks.

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    • MajinNY
      MajinNY Month ago

      @ReyJae_ Kd still got 3 yrs on his contract, we can use that time to get more pieces around him, and it’s ironic u say that w/ a Paul George pfp💀

    • ReyJae_
      ReyJae_ Month ago

      @Purrinkittyz 😹 The Nets are poverty lmfaoo Kyrie the reason KD went there and what makes you think he’s staying 💀💀

    • _.s4m._
      _.s4m._ Month ago

      @AL Rizo I’m a nets fan DONT MAKE THIS TRADES

    • Tim Jenkins Guitar
      Tim Jenkins Guitar Month ago +3

      Lol, Dallas also has 4 more days to make more trades and signings, I think they are all in this year and Tim Hardaway Jr., Bertans and Javale Mcgee will be gone too for more upgrades

  • Gypsy King
    Gypsy King Month ago +273

    I feel like Dallas has struck out on everyone they’ve tried to sign, they just had to take any big name star they could get their hands on, for good or bad.

    • heyjackass dotcom
      heyjackass dotcom Month ago

      @Gypsy King phoenix would be ideal as well except there might internal issues with ayton .

    • Gypsy King
      Gypsy King Month ago

      @Asmosis Jones they have spent a lot on players however it’s usually been terrible contracts

    • Tony
      Tony Month ago +1

      I agree, Dallas has never gotten a truly great Free Agent as far as I can remember, and they are always trying hard as hell, just to get the shaft from even players like Deandre Jordan

    • Asmosis Jones
      Asmosis Jones Month ago

      People forget how much they spent from 02-11 on players...they have tried to win since 2002 imo and the fact they have 1 title to show for it and for the foreseeable future wad kinda sad so they pulled the trigger because they didn't want to lose luka one day or not win at all for years

  • Ruben Dandiwal
    Ruben Dandiwal Month ago +113

    I think it's a best deal Dallas could get to actually compete. That current squad was simply mid and they're 0-7 without Luka. I'm sure they talked with Kyrie already to sign an extension which Nets wasn't willing to offer.
    Now if Mavs sign Wood and Kyrie to extensions they can simply compete and make their way to NBA finals sine GSW's core is getting older. Steph will be 35 and is super injury prone. Suns are done as well. Clipper are flippers. Lakers are bad. I'm taking my chances of Mavs with Luka, Kyrie and Wood beating Nuggets, Grizzlies and Pels in playoffs.

    • Yonathan s.
      Yonathan s. Month ago

      Curry will be good for like 4 years trust me

    • ArchtopNYC
      ArchtopNYC Month ago

      @BOWTIE TIL I DIE they are only one game ahead of 10th place right now, 2 games ahead of 11th place. Except for NO, who just got back Ingram and will get back Zion, DAL is the only team below 0.500 for the last 10 games, from 6th place to 13th. They might make it. I’m thinking not

    • Napoleon in exile
      Napoleon in exile Month ago +1

      You're sure Kyrie is ready to sign an extension,lol? I think the Celtics and Nets know that feeling. The Nets did offer an extension, it simply had stipulations that Kyrie will you know, actually play most games. Crazy ask by the Nets

      BOWTIE TIL I DIE Month ago

      @ArchtopNYC They would have made the playoffs without the trade even if it was an 8 seed

    • swish.highlights
      swish.highlights Month ago +3

      @Ruben Dandiwal I get that completely, but his comment had nothing to do with what I said. I'm just saying, the Mavs need to make future moves to help their defense if they actually want to contend for a ring. Last time a 20th ranked defense won a ring was Kobe and Shaq, who were the 2nd offense

  • Vladraac
    Vladraac Month ago +20

    I like it! Gonna be interesting to how they both flow in a short amount of time. And then there's the off-season which should prove to be interesting as well.

  • Trey Worsham
    Trey Worsham Month ago +2

    The thing is the Mavs have enough decent players to replace them no worry. They needed a solid #2 and that is kyrie. J. Green, Wood, Powell all can cover defense and energy and we have multiple backups ready to play. Mark Cuban really is an amazing person for giving Luka the support he needs and doing so many other things at the same time. Im really starting to like our chances this year in the west.

  • M Valentino
    M Valentino Month ago +26

    THANK YOU. I live in Dallas and have been saying for months that Kyrie would make a great addition to this team (on paper). I didn't think it would actually happen, but I always liked the idea of it. This sums up all of my thoughts perfectly. I don't know why people keep saying the Mavs got worse. They weren't a great defensive team anyway. At the VERY least, this is a net zero trade for the Mavs short term. At best they're a real threat, although, I still don't think they have enough to ACTUALLY win a championship. And for the people who keep saying they're risking losing Luka, they were already on the verge of losing him. I watched Dirk's whole career and many times I thought he should’ve left. Man had more loyalty than Dame. Mark Cuban has always been a mid owner at best. He blew up the championship team literally the year after they won. Before or after he never surrounded Dirk with a GREAT team. I never expected them to sign anyone significant. Cuban is cheap and short-sighted. To me this gives the Mavs a better chance of keeping Luka than what they were doing. Sure they're kinda boom or bust right now, but at least they’re not mid. At least something other than the inevitable "Luka puts up a Herculean effort only to not have enough help" headline that was coming.

    • Randy Graham
      Randy Graham Month ago +1

      Your comment shows you're aware of Cuban's many poor decisions. Blowing up that championship team was crazy because they had an excellent chance to repeat.
      Cuban inherited Dirk who Donnie Nelson Sr. acquired in a trade before Cuban bought the team. Nelson then traded for Nash ... but Cuban let Nash walk for nothing back to the Suns. Nash, of course, then won two MVPs. Keeping Nash and Dirk together would have almost 100% produced a couple of titles.
      Then Cuban refused to draft Giannis to save a few bucks (no pun intended) even though Donnie Nelson Jr. was BEGGING him to draft the Greek Freak. Nelson Jr. is the one who got them to draft Luka but Cuban fired him last year. I think the Kyrie trade is bad because he's 100% undependable ... but it will certainly be interesting.
      Good luck to all Mav's fans out there.

    • Argel Dela Cruz
      Argel Dela Cruz Month ago +1

      get DeAndre ayton or another tyson chandler and i see ur point

  • collins femmville
    collins femmville Month ago +2

    All hands on deck to see how it plays out, Mavs will be a fun to to watch looking forward

  • Ronald Harvey
    Ronald Harvey Month ago +69

    I think this is a win-win for the Dallas Mavericks and hear me out.
    If Kyrie Irving could get them over the hump and get them to the finals because last year they lost in the Western Conference to the Golden State Warriors who became champions that year then it will be lovely even if they get to The Finals and they lose it's still a success.
    But lets say it's bad like Rajon Rando bad then the Dallas Mavericks can look at Luka and say hey we are trying to get you a star or superstar to go alongside you and we will continue to do so.
    I mean let's be honest what they have nothing to lose plus the Western Conference is wide open so it's a possibility that this can probably work.

    • Fluke
      Fluke Month ago

      Yup I agree Ronald

    • Jeremiah Efojie
      Jeremiah Efojie Month ago

      You just said a whole lot of nothing

    • O K
      O K Month ago

      @M&F Clippers always find a way to underachieve. On paper they should be the champions for the last 3 years, instead they have 1 conference finals.
      Nuggets aren't exactly great in defense either,and only really have Murray as a perimeter scorer. Don't get me wrong Murray is great but Luka can somewhat restrict him. Meanwhile the Nuggets would have no answer for both Kyrie and Luka. And the way the Warriors are playing so far nobody is scared of them

    • david moses
      david moses Month ago

      @M&F clippers, yes, nuggets too have had a bad defence as well and warriors might not make the playoffs, seeing curry is banged up again

  • Boss Vibes
    Boss Vibes Month ago +2

    Awesome job of putting this together in such a short space of time 👏🏽

  • Rob Vera
    Rob Vera Month ago

    My heartfelt condolences to the mavericks fans. The next year will be tough.

  • EpicZY
    EpicZY Month ago

    I’m gonna comment the same thing a fellow commenter, Kurtis, said. This gives the Mavericks actually a LOT of freedom. They did have to sacrifice a first round pick, and some decent players, I’m a big time mavs fan and I love Doe-Doe and Spence, but even if Kyrie does not resign or they do not agree, they will have plenty of cap space for Luka to choose his star. So, in terms of risk, there’s always risk. Kyrie could resign and then cause trouble. They could miss out on a star and spend the cap space on someone else. There’s always risk. But I think this is great for the mavs. Worst case scenario he’s a rental that is essential for a deep playoff run and you retool, best case scenario they make a big 2 with Luka and Kyrie at the helm. So yes, there is risk, as every trade does, but I think people are kind of blowing the negative out of proportion. The mavs can recover if Kyrie doesn’t re-sign. Also, Luka and KP did get along at first. Was their relationship perfect? Of course not. But they worked good together and there were moments where they were good friends. However KP got tired of playing second fiddle and the mavs were not going to be choose him over Luka.

  • Sean Ngere
    Sean Ngere Month ago +1

    Nice breakdown. This will be an intriguing 3-4 months. The Mavs really have to at least make it back to the WCF for Kyrie to stick around, although it's really championship or busy.

  • Noah Riley
    Noah Riley Month ago +1

    As a Mavs fan I hope to God that this works out. At the same time I am terrified😳😳😳.

    • D K
      D K Month ago +1

      I'd like to see this work too. But honestly I sew Kyrie leaving after the season. However this gives Luka and everyone a chance to see how he would pair with another top tier player. Either way the Mavs will know what to do in 5 months.

  • BENNYtheballerONE YT
    BENNYtheballerONE YT Month ago +7

    Trade is fair because the nets will have Dinwiddie and Finney Smith + KD and Kyrie and Luka are gonna be an awesome duo together these guys will have a bright future

  • Oat Meal
    Oat Meal Month ago +1

    Big ups for Mark Cuban's vision. He got the best point guard in the game. Kyrie will do well with Luka & the crew.

  • Patata Boom
    Patata Boom Month ago

    3:17 love this 2023 Pelicans. Zo2 is a monster, hope he doesn't get injured and miss a lot of time, and also the other player playing for Pelicans that can have a huge impact in Pelicans: Steven Adams. Damn what a team to have now

  • Von Andrade
    Von Andrade Month ago +2

    What's interesting is Mavs might not be even done yet they can still make moves before deadline and in offseason.

  • MikeP
    MikeP Month ago +6

    I am curious to see how this trade shakes out... Kyrie is an upgrade over Dinwiddie on offense, but likely a downgrade on defense. Dallas also lost a valuable piece in Finney-Smith. So does the offense of Kyrie compensate for everyhting they gave up? My initial guess is that Dallas will not improve enough to justify the price.

  • D2euceslyck
    D2euceslyck Month ago +7

    To me Clippers would've been nice fasho and I'm sure a lot of people wanted the Lakers to get him. Now let's see how they mesh and how far they get in the playoffs. They have some nice pieces to work with to be competitive. I'm surprised they didn't give away Hardaway though.

    • Demon King Badger
      Demon King Badger Month ago

      Clippers have enough headaches with taking kyrie.

    • D2euceslyck
      D2euceslyck Month ago +1

      @Ashish Patel right they say Luka cnt do it alone. Now let's see what he looks like with another star who also has a great IQ for the game. I hope they mesh.

    • Ashish Patel
      Ashish Patel Month ago +1

      Ima celtic fan and see this happening to us so draft and develop is the only way to buid a contender. Kyrie may surprise us this year but soon as he gets his contract he has lousy work ethic compared to everyother star. Anyways 27+ scorer next to luca may be deadly. Wishing all the best

  • Doug 🥷
    Doug 🥷 Month ago +11

    You hit it in he head with Kyrie’s pattern.💯

  • Ashvik Senthil
    Ashvik Senthil Month ago

    I think the nets would work with Lavine pretty well. And I hope fvv can be conserved for the lakers. THEY NEED HIM

  • munchieOG
    munchieOG Month ago

    On another note, I heard someone mention Mark Cuban didnt want Luka to go through what Dirk went through for years and this might have made him want to pull the trigger even more. (just speculating)

  • Nuvendil
    Nuvendil Month ago +1

    Man these reports about why the Lakers didn't get Kyrie are all over the place. Some say it's the picks, some say the contract. I personally lean players. The Nets needed proven playoff performers out of this and the Lakers didn't have any such roleplayers to trade. The Mavs came in aggressive and got it done before LA could get a third team involved.

  • Discus Lin
    Discus Lin Month ago +61

    I don't question the fit, I question the depth.

    • Mr. M LNOP
      Mr. M LNOP Month ago

      @AnObliviousCelticsfan no one call lock those guy bro. But still Maxi and Wood is a good inside defender im not saying they are elite i said “GOOD” like decent you know?

    • AnObliviousCelticsfan
      AnObliviousCelticsfan Month ago +1

      @Mr. M LNOP Christian Wood isn't locking up someone like Jokic, Zion, Ingram, or Ayton in the paint. C'mon now

    • jazz winning the chip
      jazz winning the chip Month ago

      Both of them are all stars and are some of the best offensive players period. I don't question the offensive depth

    • Mr. M LNOP
      Mr. M LNOP Month ago

      @AnObliviousCelticsfan a healthy maxi and cWood is a good inside defender

    • ken juan
      ken juan Month ago

      I question both!

  • Josh T
    Josh T Month ago

    Love how thought provoking your videos are. So interesting

  • IGotClampsOnHOF
    IGotClampsOnHOF Month ago +30

    Lakers fans punching the air right now

  • munchieOG
    munchieOG Month ago

    Not really screwing their future. Lots of cap space available for trades with other contracts expiring...lots of teams lookin to trade too next season. After listening to all factors and perspectives, Im convinced this is a win no matter what. Also, Green over 12 on last nights game was the easiest money I ever made....I saw that with all the players out and felt like I was cheating.

  • Hooked on Chronics
    Hooked on Chronics Month ago +6

    And Luka and Prozingus got a long fine, it's just KP was always getting this little injuries every time he was looking good that got him out of his rythym

    • solb tv
      solb tv Month ago

      Facts, but we will about to see if kyrie fits in

  • Music Lover
    Music Lover Month ago +16

    Rob Pelikna played cheekers while Mark Cuban played chess. I'm glad he honor's Luka enough to try to capitalize on him being as good as he is. A smart owner and a smart person.

  • Damon Bishop
    Damon Bishop Month ago +1

    This was a good deal, the mavericks rarely land good players in free agency even when they have cap space.

  • DracoFire
    DracoFire Month ago +1

    Let's just put it this way: this is basically what the Cavs did with Lebron, but instead of trading for Kyrie, they drafted him as a means to get Lebron to come back. In the Mavs case, they traded for Kyrie as a means to get Luka to stay. We'll see what happens.

  • Pao Banaag
    Pao Banaag Month ago +3

    Kyrie's "pattern" 😂 casey sees it

  • M4rio21
    M4rio21 Month ago

    Love this. I was just telling my brother we need a supporting player for Luca.

  • Liam Benjamin
    Liam Benjamin Month ago +1

    lets all be honest on this one, all us already understood this move, Kyrie wants a player with a LeBron type of talent, but the situation is Kyrie wants to be the older and wiser athlete instead of teaming up with Lebron where his gonna play the second fiddle again just like back in days when they were still in the Cavs.

  • Kalin
    Kalin Month ago +24

    This is very risky, but I have little bit of hope. I probably shouldn’t have that much hope

    • Randy Graham
      Randy Graham Month ago

      Well, it will be interesting for Mav's fans. They weren't going to win a title with this team before the trade. I think Kyrie is the WRONG dude ... but it will be interesting.😂

  • Sanghaya TLC
    Sanghaya TLC Month ago +1

    This might just work for Dallas, Morris gives some toughness on the Frontcourt and Kyrie gives some additional playmaking and scoring.
    The key here would be Green and Bullock become reliable 3&Ds.

  • Yoshiki Grg
    Yoshiki Grg Month ago +21

    Though we are all looking for this, let's be honest, Kyrie is a ticking time bomb.

    • Denton Young
      Denton Young Month ago

      Maybe so. But if the Mavs are championship contenders for the next three years and win a title at least once in that span, they won't be crying if Kyrie implodes in 2026. High risk, high reward move.

  • SimonLYW
    SimonLYW Month ago +12

    How could this possibly go wrong? 😅

  • Nono Ignacio
    Nono Ignacio Month ago +1

    If what you are saying is true, what an exciting upcoming offseason it will be 😄

  • Dawgz
    Dawgz Month ago +1

    "now i am not a mavrericks fans so I am pumped to see this" The Dallas fans in their living room wondering if they should throw a bottle at kyrie despite him being on the team.

  • Josiah Sholtz
    Josiah Sholtz Month ago +2

    I’m am 13 and a huge nba fan so this is the type of content I love

  • Derrick Valenzuela
    Derrick Valenzuela Month ago

    I feel like Kyire and Luka might struggle a little bit but at the same time I feel like it could some what work but it will take a little bit of time. But this trade does help the Mavs cause it gives them a all star point guard in kyire which they need and he is better then Spencer diwiddie. For the nets it is soild cause they get some shooting and some picks at lest some assets. At the same time Toyo gave up an all star that maybe could of win championship with KD. But at the Ames time same time they are still hella good cause thier is some familiarity for
    Spencer. But at the same time this could hurt the Mavs cause they under perform and kyire and Luka have different playing styles. And they are not good in defense and they are different personalities. And what if kyire don’t wanna be their and not play with Luka it like James harden didn’t wanna play with John wall. Or what if they both want want the ball but then that effects thiwr chemistry like James harden and cp3 or Russell Westbrook. But it gonna be interesting to see what happens.

  • J
    J Month ago

    They could probably just S&T for Herro if it doesn't work out

  • Haasini Edam
    Haasini Edam Month ago +10

    I was waiting for this video as soon as I saw the news. Great job Casey!

    • Fake name
      Fake name Month ago +1

      Same, my top channel for ball news. The rest always seem to have the exact same takes

  • Siccaz
    Siccaz Month ago +1

    2/3 of those FAs you mentioned will be extended B4 then

  • PeakApex
    PeakApex Month ago +31

    I'm mixed on this trade.
    the fit doesn't seem to be there, what is luka going to do when kyrie has the ball, and vice versa?
    but kyrie is still a star player, so i can't imagine it will be a total dud

    • Jordan Cromwell
      Jordan Cromwell Month ago

      @Dustin Navarette LeBron actally did more when the ball wasn't in his hands

    • Jack Frank
      Jack Frank Month ago

      @Dustin Navarette lebron also lead the league in assists

    • Damian Outlaw
      Damian Outlaw Month ago

      @PeakApex what’s your point?

    • Johnny Natural
      Johnny Natural Month ago

      @Dustin Navarette lol no he's not, he's a prime Harden

    • Johnny Natural
      Johnny Natural Month ago

      You got two high usage PG who need the ball, this is a +2 trade on the +/- scale, overall it doesn't do anything for the Mavs

  • MrRapmaster19
    MrRapmaster19 Month ago +1

    The issue with the 2025 Free Agent market claim is that Dallas NEVER signs big name free agents. They never have and likely never will, whatever the reason may be. I agree its a big risk taking the Kyrie baggage, but the Mavs cannot rely on getting a FA in that class.

    • Jan Veidt
      Jan Veidt Month ago

      Exactly. And obviously Luka is not the type of guy to just sit tight and wait. Not for two more f'n years.

  • KOJO . TV
    KOJO . TV Month ago +1

    Nets could have a KD average 30/35 ppg 7 rbg 6 apg Spencer average 17/20 ppg 6/7 apg and nic average 13/15 ppg and 2 bpg and Ben average 15 ppg 7 rbp and 7 apg . Dorian 12 ppg 4/6 rbg 4 apg . That could have potential for a deep playoff run . If the bench is solid too .

  • ry9nn
    ry9nn Month ago +10

    He was not this confident bout the trade on the live last night😂

  • Johnny South - Auto Computer Pro

    Now they should trade for Gordon from Rockets. 3 point specialist.

  • j the 2nd
    j the 2nd Month ago +2

    Rare he posts on a Sunday. This how you know this trade is crazy

  • XY
    XY Month ago

    Giannis and Luka on the same squad would be 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Mackenzie Spence
    Mackenzie Spence Month ago

    There's going to be a whole lot of ankle breakers going on in mavs games lol, im excited honestly lol

  • Antone G
    Antone G Month ago +1

    Damn this makes me ALMOST want to watch basketball again!!!

  • steijn vanb
    steijn vanb Month ago

    Mavs won the trade battle but might lose the war. Imagine them both leaving because of a fight

  • Stu John
    Stu John Month ago +9

    Dallas had to do something. They never can get superstars to come there in free agency. Their last shot to help Luka.

    • Stu John
      Stu John Month ago

      @Asmosis Jones you comparing the spurs organization to Dallas? Foh

    • Asmosis Jones
      Asmosis Jones Month ago

      The spurs never got free agent and won 5 titles with duncan

  • Hustle & Sport
    Hustle & Sport  Month ago

    Can’t play through luka all game now if you wanna keep Kyrie long term it’ll help the mavs if Kyrie becomes mentally stable within a team. They really didn’t have to give up much either if you compare to to RG & Mitchell & Murray trades this off-season it was a no brainer for Mavs u know Lebron pissed tho looking at how cheap it was but the Lakers didn’t have a S.D. Type guy to send back

  • Justinas Jankevičius

    Great episode, thanks!
    P.S. the Pelican’s pic is just a bit outdated😅

  • Waun
    Waun Month ago

    I said the same dang in the Allstar game And Jalen gone become a Allstar 😅 Fox not Kyrie going to get Steph starting spot

  • Charlie DeArcos
    Charlie DeArcos Month ago

    I’m just like you I cannot wait to see what kind of job is going to happen in Dallas Luca has a high temper and he made them in a tree and he said things are working out .

  • Shawn Phillips
    Shawn Phillips Month ago

    Looking at what Dinwiddie and Smith get paid… looks like a pretty good deal for the Net’s books… if Smith can slot into the rotation and contribute, great… he might be able to do that.. great he’s been a solid player in his career… if not… he isn’t costing that much

  • Farrdawg Joker
    Farrdawg Joker Month ago +6

    Risk vs Reward! Could we see a Kawaii 2.0 with a half season rental ending in a title or does it fall completely apart and the Mavs lose it all with Kyrie and Luka wanting out.
    You ask any Raptor fan and yes they hate losing Kawaii but they would do it 100 out of 100 times again because they won a championship. Luka and Kyrie is a terrifying match up on the court.

    • drxpped
      drxpped Month ago

      @RD8 kyrie is the problem because he wanted to be paid, y’all act like he’s a villain

    • Aloha Tigers
      Aloha Tigers Month ago

      Eating up the media propaganda as always

    • RD8
      RD8 Month ago

      Kahwhi was mismanaged and it lead to problems, Kyrie WAS the problems.

  • Josiah Sholtz
    Josiah Sholtz Month ago +1

    To am hoops these videos are incredible I get so exited when you post new videos and you straight facts if you ever see this just now your my favorite Clip-Sharer keep it up, your videos are complete fire hope you see this

  • Grant Pierce
    Grant Pierce Month ago

    As always lifelong Local Mavs Fan I am ecstatic right now. Now is the time we gotta strike while the iron is hot. We gotta go in and push all our Chips in and go for broke on either Siakam or Anunoby. It's now or never. The west is down and weak this year. A move like that could put us over the top if this all works out and Luka and kyrie are both on the Same page. Luka, Kyrie, Wood and Anunoby or Siakam regardless of whoever else is the 5th starter. Name a better starting 5. Sad to see Spence and Doe go they were major parts of the culture and backbone of our Squad. If any coach in the League has a chance to bring this together and make this work its Kidd. Kyrie has nothing but Respect for Kidd and Kidd was one of his idols growing up. Not to mention his close Friendship he has with Nico Harrison. This could work. Kidd just has to try to get Kyrie Focused and ready to do nothing but Hoop.. what I was shocked about was that we had to give up no immediate assets and we could push them down 5 or 6 years down the line and still Land Kyrie. Not to mention still get to keep Wood too and still have immediate draft assets to male another bit splash. As cheap as we got Kyrie is going to hurt the potential returnthey could have got for Anunoby/Siakam and Lavines value. Might be able to land somebody else for cheaper than what the price was be fore now TBH... 🤯🤯🤯

    • the black blast
      the black blast Month ago

      My man with them analysis but fr agree on you 100 percent this kinda op brunson

  • Set 4 Life
    Set 4 Life Month ago +1

    Wonder how devastated AM Hoops is once he knew he had to delete the video he had already made yestarday,!? when Irving requested a trade of Kyrie and Lebron back together again 😅🤣😂

  • Thriving in the San Francisco East Bay

    Another SOLID analysis!

  • Mitch Hills
    Mitch Hills Month ago

    Low key hoping the Heat get one of em 😂

  • Aaaaa
    Aaaaa Month ago +3

    I honestly think if Kyrie doesnt sign an extension its probably his biggest ever betrayal. As a Mavs fan, even tho we will have cap space we wont be able to attract a superstar calibre player like Kyrie. So if Kyrie joins for a few months and then leaves after Dallas have dropped a 1st and 2 of there top 5 players, I would personally despise Kyrie and I would worry for his safety in Dallas whenever he came

    • Aaaaa
      Aaaaa Month ago

      @Asmosis Jones i can just see him going to LA tho. Unless we come out the west/win a chip then I cant see him staying. However I think us getting out the west is achievable this year depending on what we do in the next coming days. Idk probability is that he goes LA, but theres still a chance im holding on to

    • Asmosis Jones
      Asmosis Jones Month ago

      Losing 3 picks really hurts...they better keep kyrie

  • Liam Trim
    Liam Trim Month ago

    This video is so well made its crazy

  • Karim W.
    Karim W. Month ago +2

    If Kyrie doesn’t work out with the Mavs, they will have plenty of cap space to pursue additions that fit. There is also the option of a sign and trade

    • Argel Dela Cruz
      Argel Dela Cruz Month ago +1

      bye luka he deserves to be somewhere better than dallas right now 2bh

  • BUR6O
    BUR6O Month ago +2

    this is a low risk high reward trade for both sides and I love it

    • Asmosis Jones
      Asmosis Jones Month ago

      It creates some intrigue for teams that were not winning the title this year but could become champions later due to these moves possibly

    • Argel Dela Cruz
      Argel Dela Cruz Month ago +1

      high risk. no center and giannis deferneder. good luck in the next month mavs

  • Arian H
    Arian H Month ago +1

    As a Raptors fan, Vanvleet and Trent would make the Lakers serious contenders

    • Randy Graham
      Randy Graham Month ago

      LeBron and Davis to the Raptors would make them serious contenders, too.

  • AI Mastery
    AI Mastery Month ago

    I'm so happy I'm not a mav fan. This is a lot of pressure; I have a feeling about Kyrie Irving that he will leave after the season, lol 😆

  • King JappyJoe
    King JappyJoe Month ago +5

    Would be hilarious if they both leave 😂

  • Reign
    Reign Month ago

    I am actually optimistic. First off, a place like Texas will be a better fit for a person like Kyrie. Second, I think Kyrie would like to ball out and get a chip with Luka despite all the frame around him, that would be the ultimate revenge on the media etc. Could work out.

  • Eazy Zoey
    Eazy Zoey Month ago

    Kyrie bringing the drama to Dallas Luka went loco 😂

  • Frikk
    Frikk Month ago

    Imagine Luka getting Kyrie-like ball handling skills. Might happen if this goes right.

    • RD8
      RD8 Month ago

      What do you think this is, Highlander? 😂

  • Ryan Galvez
    Ryan Galvez Month ago +1

    I feel this is a weird move from the mavs both players love having the ball in their hands which will either take away from luka or kyrie which will make one of them leave

  • West team strikers
    West team strikers Month ago +2

    It’s risky but I have so much hope in this 😅 for no reason. 😂

  • Nico
    Nico Month ago +3

    Luka gonna have his first ring 💫👌

  • Andrei Taker
    Andrei Taker Month ago +1

    I think this trade happens because they want to show Luka they want to get him help and if kyrie leave they have cap space next year.

  • chuckei
    chuckei Month ago

    Kyrie i believe in you no matter what decision u make.. good luck Kaii

  • Determinedly Unmotivated

    Let's go Mavs!!!

  • Obama_ Yo_Mama
    Obama_ Yo_Mama Month ago +1

    they def need a center though, fr

  • Manav Gill
    Manav Gill Month ago +1

    Hopefully it works out

  • RD8
    RD8 Month ago +8

    Looking forward to seeing what kind of shenanigans Kyrie gets up to in Dallas. His antics are pure comedy at this point.

    • Dr. Merchant
      Dr. Merchant Month ago

      He'll be walking around with a pointy white sheet over his face in no time, helping to burn crosses on the lawns of those who look exactly like him.

    • Jacob Ortega
      Jacob Ortega Month ago

      It's been boring around here since the obj fiasco with the Dallas cowboys. I'm excited to see what controversies he brings lol

  • Obama_ Yo_Mama
    Obama_ Yo_Mama Month ago +1

    doesnt even matter if Luka and Jalen made it to the western finals... bub... the team just gave up 2 valuable assets, but yeah hope the trade works out fr

  • M H
    M H Month ago

    They’re about to find out what every other team has found out about what it’s like to have Kyrie on their team. So sad. I really liked the Mavericks.

  • Mark
    Mark Month ago

    3:35 Good luck Luka and Mavs! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Alvar W
    Alvar W Month ago +1

    I think Irving is smart enough to know he has to deliver now. Also Irving and Cuban should be a good mix

  • greenave
    greenave Month ago +2

    Luka going back home to Atlanta 😁

  • ImGonnaPutSomeDirtInYourEye.


    • Papigatito ASMR
      Papigatito ASMR Month ago

      And he's one of the best rated players by the NBA players themselves... Underrated player

    • Randy Graham
      Randy Graham Month ago +2

      Sorry to see him go. Plays hard every night ... No drama.

  • Masks Dont Make a Difference

    Dallas number 1 offense with Luka on floor, last place when he’s off…yes this was a great trade with little risk if it doesn’t work out in 6 months

  • Tim Star
    Tim Star Month ago +1

    Best take I've heard so far.

  • Eddie Carlson
    Eddie Carlson Month ago +1

    Does this spell disaster for the nets?