Despite the fact that Doncic has already fallen victim to the injury bug, the news of Irving’s return to practice is reassuring. Irving seems to be a strong candidate to play in the Mavs’ last exhibition game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
If he refuses, it will probably be as a preventative step before the start of the regular season. The success of the next season will depend on Doncic and Irving being healthy.
The great pair only participated in 16 of the 27 games last season. Numerous observers have expressed worry about the two superstars not sharing court time. Many people remain pessimistic about the Mavs’ prospects of making the playoffs after going all-in for Irving.
The doubters might have a valid argument for their skepticism. A season only sees Irving play in roughly 56 games. Irving has lost time because of several off-court situations, but it wasn’t necessarily due to injury.
Irving is a superstar, however, and has continually shown that he can play at the greatest level. NBA Champion and eight-time All-Star Irving. He has achieved success at the top level in every situation.
Dallas’ only chance of winning is if both All-Stars play together on opening night. Keep checking back as we’ll keep you updated on Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the rest of the Mavericks’ roster.