Dallas Mavericks Land Kyrie Irving


Kyrie Irving has been traded to the Mavs. | Image by Sam Sharpe/USA Today Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have traded for point guard Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski report that Dallas is sending forward Dorian Finney-Smith, guard Spencer Dinwiddie, and multiple draft picks (an unprotected 2029 first-round pick and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029) to Brooklyn for Irving and forward Markieff Morris.

Wojnarowski has also reported that the Nets will use the picks received in the deal to make more trades to improve their roster.

Irving is an eight-time All-Star and former Rookie of the Year. He is in his 12th season and has been with the Nets since signing as a free agent in 2019.

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Irving first overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. He spent six years with the franchise and won an NBA Championship with LeBron James before being traded to the Boston Celtics in August 2017.

Irving sustained several injuries during his time with the Nets and requested to be traded, as the team has been unable to make a satisfying contract offer beyond this season. He will be a free agent at the end of the season.

The veteran guard is averaging 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game this season and will be playing in his eighth All-Star Game on February 19.

Dallas also gets 12th-year forward Markieff Morris in the deal, who has bounced around the league but has averaged 10.7 points per game with 5.1 rebounds for his career.

The Nets are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a 32-20 record, four and a half games behind the conference-leading Boston Celtics.

The Mavericks are 28-26 on the season and currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference, nine and a half games behind the Denver Nuggets.

Dallas plays on the road against the Utah Jazz at 8 pm CT on Monday, but Irving is not expected to be available until Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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1 month ago

Not a Mans fan or an NBA fan but I am a Kyrie Irving fan.

1 month ago

He is talented. Could be a big help if he is not too big of a head case disrupting the locker room and can stay free of injuries. Worth a try for one year and see if he can contribute without being a distraction