Even the Dallas Mavericks know that their 2022-23 NBA season was a “f–king disaster.”
A wide-ranging article in The Athletic documented the Mavericks’ downfall this season, which started with the team passing on retaining now-Knicks star Jalen Brunson and was accelerated when they traded for a different guard playing in New York City, Kyrie Irving.
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After Dallas made it to the Western Conference Finals in 2022, losing to the eventual-champion Golden State Warriors in five games, owner Mark Cuban brazenly declared that they could pay Brunson “more than anyone.”
They had planned a “sentimental” meeting with Brunson in New York, per The Athletic, but subsequently canceled it after learning that he was…