Mavs worried about Kyrie Irving’s personality fit with Luka Doncic

All indications are that the Mavericks have confidence in Kidd’s coaching ability to connect with Irving and Luka Doncic’s adaptability to play alongside another ball-dominant guard for the rest of the season … but there is no evidence yet to suggest that Dallas is prepared to enter into a long-term relationship with Irving. – via Marc Stein @

Some members of the team’s front office have hesitation that Irving would be a compatible long-term locker room fit for Doncic given their drastically different off-court personas, several team sources tell The Athletic, all of them granted anonymity so that they could speak freely. It’s one of many factors the team is considering that will inform how these discussions go and whether they actually have any merit. – via Tim Cato @ The Athletic

Nets would ask for Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith

It’s believed that Brooklyn would covet former Net Spencer Dinwiddie and in-demand swingman Dorian Finney-Smith in a prospective trade with the Mavericks, while Dallas would surely insist on moving off at least one of its longer contracts (Tim Hardaway Jr. or Davis Bertans) in a theoretical Irving deal. – via Marc Stein @

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