In a surprising twist, sources have revealed that Kyrie Irving wants the Dallas Mavericks to explore the possibility of trading for LeBron James during the upcoming offseason. The goal is to create a formidable Big 3 alongside Irving and Luka Doncic. Both Irving and James have expressed openness to reuniting after their time together with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving’s Wish: Forming a Powerful Trio with LeBron James on the Dallas Mavericks

Kyrie Irving's Strong Recommendation: Dallas Mavericks To Pursue LeBron James

The Mavericks had reportedly considered pursuing James last season, but the Lakers’ trades altered their plans. However, forming a James-Irving-Doncic trio under the NBA‘s new Collective Bargaining Agreement would be challenging due to the strict financial limitations imposed by the hard cap. It would require significant pay cuts from Kyrie Irving and Lebron James to make it work.

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“I doubt this happens. It just doesn’t fit on paper. Those three together? It won’t work.”

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One potential avenue, albeit unlikely, is for James to negotiate a buyout with his current team. While the relationship between James and Doncic continues to strengthen, the Mavericks’ priority this offseason is re-signing Kyrie Irving, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent following his trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie Irving's Strong Recommendation: Dallas Mavericks To Pursue LeBron James

James, on the other hand, still has one year remaining on his contract and has mentioned the possibility of retirement. For the Mavericks to acquire James, a trade request from the player would be necessary. The team has a positive rapport with James, thanks to his connection with head coach Jason Kidd and assistant coach Jared Dudley.

In terms of salary cap considerations, Irving could re-sign with the Mavericks for a significant contract, given their financial advantage. However, completing a blockbuster trade for James would require the Mavericks to overcome several obstacles, including the fact that James and his family are established in Los Angeles.
Kyrie Irving's Strong Recommendation: Dallas Mavericks To Pursue LeBron James

Reflecting on his past departure from the Cavaliers, Irving has expressed regret about not handling the situation better and acknowledges that better communication and understanding could have led to more championships. Despite the intrigue surrounding a potential James trade to Dallas, there are no guarantees, and the upcoming offseason promises to be a pivotal period for both Irving and the Mavericks.

Source:- Bleacher Report