The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly considering shutting down Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
The Athletic’s Sam Charania told FanDuel TV on the 4th (Korean time) that Dallas is considering dropping Doncic and Irving for the rest of the game in order to retain their top-10 protected first-round pick in the All-NBA Draft. .
With three games left, Dallas is currently in 11th place in the Western Conference with a record of 37-42. It is one game behind the 10th-place Oklahoma City Thunder, but if it is tied, Oklahoma City will be in 10th place. This is because Oklahoma has the upper hand in the opponent record. 토토사이트
However, the story could be different if Oklahoma City continues to lose and Dallas wins three in a row.
Nevertheless, it seems that he is willing to give up because he believes that it is better to gain an advantage in the rookie draft than to exert himself to advance to the play-in. Even if you advance to the play-in tournament, there is no guarantee that you will win, and you cannot advance to the NBA Finals with your current power.
Dallas acquired Irving as a trade and expected a good performance in the playoffs, but only 7 wins and 12 losses in the games played by Irving. Before Irving joined, Dallas was fourth, but now it’s dropped to 11th.
But this isn’t Irving’s fault. Irving is doing his share, averaging 24.2 points over his last five games.
The problem lies elsewhere. In bringing in Irving, Dallas gave up all the good defensive players. The offense was fine, but the defense was a mess.