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Brooklyn Nets Trade PG Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks
On Sunday, February 5th, 2023 the Brooklyn Nets traded their controversial and talented superstar point guard, Kyrie Irving, to the Dallas Mavericks for future NBA draft picks as well as some veteran players of the National Basketball Association.
The Trade Details
The Dallas Mavericks are shipping off the NBA veteran players Dorian Finney - Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie as well as an unprotected 2029 1st - round pick and 2nd - round pick in 2027 and 2029 NBA draft to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for unanticipated Kyrie and Markieff Morris.
The Brooklyn Nets intent to offer the NBA draft selections in which they just so happened to acquire through an NBA blockbuster trade that included their 2027 1st - round NBA draft choice coming from the Philadelphia 76ers who were engulfed in trade talks in order to their organization devoting themselves to improve the overall impact of their team roster just prior to the NBA trade deadline which is quickly approaching to this Thursday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Lakers as well as the Brooklyn Nets were in touch on talks concerning the possibility of Kyrie Irving moving along to their franchise, but the Dallas Mavericks jumped in fast offering the complete NBA package that the Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant were hoping for.
Along with the opportunity for the Brooklyn Nets to acquire 3 - NBA draft picks, they had previously tried to pursue a 3 - way trade that would also involve the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the deal getting done with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks general manager, Nico Harrison, has a long and historic back - story with Kyrie that goes all the way back to their days together with the Nike corporation, and the Dallas Mavs head coach, Jason Kidd, was a large influential aspect of making this trade go down.
The Dallas Mavericks also consulted with the All - NBA superstar guard, Luka Doncic, who gave it the trade the go ahead it needed before both sides came to an agreement. The Dallas Mavericks now are granted the opportunity to wait and see how the rest of the current 2022 - 2023 NBA season goes before deciding on a signing Irving to the huge NBA - max contract extension that he is looking for when he hits the NBA free agent market during the 2023 NBA offseason.
Kyrie is now anticipated to arrive for his preliminary physical examination on Monday, February 6th, 2023 in Dallas, Texas prior to making his Dallas Mavericks initial debut playing against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 at 10 p. m. ET on ESPN.
In the meantime, Dinwiddie will return back to the Brooklyn Nets, where Spencer played for 5 - NBA seasons prior to him suffering an ACL injury early on during the 2020 - 2021 NBA season.
Irving’s NBA Future
Irving's tenure with the Brooklyn Nets comes to a tragic end following 4 - years that were filled with controversy and off of the court distraction including injuries, tons of missed games due to a refusal of him getting vaccinated to protect himself as well as his teammates from the COVID - 19 pandemic, and also a recent NBA suspension this year after Irving promoted a movie clip on social media that contained antisemitic subjects.
The now 30 - year - old troublesome NBA veteran superstar point guard in Kyrie is progressing through the final year of his last NBA contract, but Irving had asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade at the end of last week following him and his agent coming up short on reaching a contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie has been working hard on pursuing a new agreement somewhere in the proximity of a 4 - year deal worth approximately $198.5 million (NBA maximum extension for Kyrie Irving at the moment). Irving is presently able to ink a new 2 - year $83 million contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks if he signs before June 30th, 2023.
Kyrie has participated in less than 150 - total NBA games over the course of the last 4 - years with the Brooklyn Nets, but he consistently remained a very high - level basketball player when he was playing on the hardwood. Kyrie is currently averaging 27.1 - points per game, 5.1 - rebounds per game, as well as 5.3 - assists per game so far during this season of the National Basketball Association.
Basketball Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards
- NBA Champion (2016)
- 8 - Time NBA All - Star Selection (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023)
- NBA All - Star Game MVP Award Winner (2014)
- All - NBA Second Team Selection (2019)
- 2 - Time All - NBA Third Team Selection (2015, 2021)
- NBA’s 50 - 40 - 90 Club (2021)
- NBA Rookie of the Year Award Winner (2012)
- NBA All - Rookie First Team Selection (2012)
- NBA Three - Point Contest Champion (2013)
- USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year Award Winner (2014)
- FIBA World Cup MVP Award Winner (2014)
- McDonald's All - American Selection (2010)
- First - Team Parade All - American Selection (2010)
“Nets trading star guard Kyrie Irving to Mavericks”, espn.com, Sunday, February 5, 2023.
“Kyrie Irving”, basketball-reference.com, Sunday, February 5, 2023.