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Kyrie Irving is heading to the Western Conference. Just moments ago, Shama Charania of The Athletic reported that the Brooklyn Nets are trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round and multiple second-round picks. The trade comes just two days after it was reported that Irving had told the Nets that he wanted to be traded before the upcoming NBA trade deadline.
Why it Matters that Kyrie Irving has been traded
On Friday, news surfaced that Irving had notified the Nets that he wanted to be traded. On Saturday, it was reported that the Nets planned to sit him until he was traded. Now, Irving has been traded to the Mavericks, where he will join forces with the great Luka Doncic.
Details of the Irving to the Mavericks Trade
Here are the reported details of the blockbuster trade between the Mavericks and Nets.
- Kyrie Irving
- Markieff Morris
- Spencer Dinwiddie
- Dorian Finney-Smith
- 2029 unprotected first-round pick
- 2027 second-round pick
- 2029 second-round pick
Irving by the Numbers
Irving is approaching 31 years old, and he has been playing at a very high level for the Nets. Here are the stats he has put up so far during the 2022-23 season.
- 40 games
- 27.1 points per game
- 5.3 assists per game
- 5.2 rebounds per game