According to Luca Phoenix Suns are favorites to win the West. Like most others, Dallas Mavericks player Luka Doncic was taken aback by what happened during the NBA trade deadline in 2023. The Phoenix Suns are now the favorites to win the championship after dealing for Kevin Durant.
Kyrie Irving, an All-Star guard, was acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in one of the greatest trades in team history. Dallas will be a danger in the West for years to come with him and Luka Doncic in the backcourt.
The Mavs will have to contend with some tough rivals, notably the Phoenix Suns in their new look, to reach the pinnacle of their collective aspirations.
Doncic shared his initial impressions of the transaction with Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News on Friday and referred to them as the Western favorites.
“Oh, I was surprised. Big move. Probably the favorite in the West, right?”
Luka Doncic was blunt while discussing the Mavericks’ position in the overall scheme of things, he did not mince words.
“Ask the people that do the rankings.” But do Mavs have a legit shot with Kyrie now? “Yeah, for sure. That’s what I think every season.”
The NBA has been shaken by Kevin Durant’s most recent move, but the Mavericks still have a good chance of winning and shocking everyone.
Since the middle of the 2000s, when Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash were facing off in the postseason, the Mavericks and the Suns have been rivals. The rivalry has recently been reignited, and this time it involves Doncic and Devin Booker.
Dallas recently added crucial support that might help the Mavs’ quest for a championship by trading Kyrie Irving. The trading of Irving, in Magic Johnson’s opinion, was maybe the second-largest trading made prior to the trade deadline.
The Mavericks have a shot now with two of the best players in the league, even if it is unclear if they can compete with the Suns and their star-studded lineup. Just let’s hope Kyrie doesn’t speak up for too long so that this team gets at least one uninterrupted run before the unavoidable mayhem breaks out.