The Dallas Mavericks made a big commitment to trade for Kyrie Irving.
Besides giving away an elite defender like Dorian Finney-Smith, some serious depth, and future picks, they also trusted that he would re-sign with them at the end of the season, which was a major gamble.
But now, it seems like that bet paid off, as there’s not much of a market for the former Brooklyn Nets star, which is not a surprise to Chris Broussard.
In his latest appearance on Fox’s First Things First, Broussard explained that there’s no market for Kyrie because he checks every box on the red flag meter except for criminal activity.
.@Chris_Broussard says Kyrie Irving checks every box on the red flag meter 🤔
✅ Off the court distractions
✅ Putting money in front of winning
✅ Negative impact on winning pic.twitter.com/ng5m42tGNk
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) June 28, 2023
Broussard affirmed that Kyrie isn’t a bad person and praised him as one of the greatest individual players in the history of the game.
But he also pointed out the fact that he’s had multiple off-court distractions, has always put money in front of winning, and has even had a negative impact on winning.
Moreover, Broussard reminded everyone that Kyrie actually averages 40 missed games per season for the past four years, adding that people seem to forget that he’s been quite injury-prone as of late.
Truth be told, banking your team’s success on Kyrie Irving from a basketball standpoint seems like a logical move for any franchise.
But doing it on him from a character stance has proven to be a huge mistake by every single team he’s been a part of since forcing his way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2017.NEXT: Brian Windhorst Details What The Market Is For Kyrie Irving