Mark Cuban sure knows how to run a business, but he hasn’t been as successful with the Dallas Mavericks.
The team has historically failed to pair its stars with other star players, and even when they’ve done it, it hasn’t always worked out.
This has been evident this season since Kyrie Irving arrived in town.
They gave away their best defender and several depth pieces to pair Kyrie with Luka Doncic, so it’s not exactly surprising to see them struggling right now.
But then again, former NBA player Kendrick Pekins wants to make sure that people point the finger at who’s actually to blame for these shortcomings.
Per Perkins, people should call the front office out because they were the ones who thought this was a good idea.
Perkins adds that trading for Kyrie wasn’t supposed to make them better right now, and it was a move to build around them for the future.
"It's not fair to blame Kyrie [Irving] or Luka [Doncic], to be honest with you. This is on the [Mavs'] front office… I would give about 25% to [Kyrie], 25% to Luka, and the 50% is on the organization and the front office."
— Kendrick Perkinspic.twitter.com/uwzjbBJOLX
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 27, 2023
But even if that were the case, that would only work if Kyrie agreed and committed to staying for next season, which hasn’t happened thus far.
Kyrie has a long history of not living up to his words and leaving teams before his contract runs out, so there’s absolutely no reason to believe that he’ll re-sign with the Mavericks, especially after Doncic openly said that he’s not having fun on the court right now.
This move was all about showing Doncic that they want to compete and can pair him with another star, but it seems like it’s done the opposite.NEXT: Kyrie Irving Comments On Why He Had Fan Ejected From Game