Draymond Green Speaks Out On Kyrie Irving-To-Mavericks Trade: A Mix Of Concerns And Optimism

Photo: Instagram/Draymond Green 

Golden State Warrior's forward, Draymond Green, had mixed feelings about the Dallas Mavericks' trade for Kyrie Irving.

On his podcast, "The Draymond Green Show", Green discussed the trade that sent Irving and Markieff Morris from the Brooklyn Nets to the Mavericks in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round pick, and two second-round picks.

From a conference rival's perspective, Green was not happy with the Mavericks adding one of the league's best players, especially after his team beat them in the Western Conference Finals last summer.

Photo: Instagram/Draymond Green 

Green pointed out the difficulty in stopping the one-two punch of Irving and Luka Dončić, both being top offensive talents.

However, Green also sees the trade as a net positive for Dallas, despite the potential challenges it might bring for the Warriors in future matchups.

Green believes that adding Irving to the Mavericks' roster actually improves their defense, citing his recent shift towards taking on the challenge of guarding great guards.

Green did raise a concern about the potential downside of the trade, that being Irving's unrestricted free agency after this season.

If Irving does not sign a contract extension, it could leave the Mavericks severely depleted after trading away so much to acquire him.

However, Green also stated that if he were the Mavericks, he would take the risk and swing for the fences.

In conclusion, the trade for Irving gives the Mavericks a lethal one-two punch, a nightmare matchup for any opponent, including the Warriors.

However, whether this elite duo will be able to coexist and stay together beyond this season remains to be seen.

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Source: Yahoo Sports 


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