Kyrie Irving traded to Dallas Mavericks
Sunday brought major NBA news ahead of this Thursday’s trade deadline, as the Dallas Mavericks acquired Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorrian Finney-Smith, an unprotected first-round pick in 2029, and second-round picks in 2027 and 2029. Markieff Morris joins Irving in the getback for Dallas, per reports.
Kyrie Irving is said to be “ecstatic” about the trade to Dallas Mavericks and “looking forward” to joining forces with Luka Dončić, a league source tells @NBAonTNT, @BleacherReport.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 5, 2023
Kyrie Irving is expected to arrive for a physical on Monday in Dallas and travel to make his Mavericks debut vs. the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday (10 PM ET, ESPN), source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2023
Maybe It’s Me
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 6, 2023
LeBron James to @RealMikeWilbon on the Lakers not getting Kyrie: “Definitely disappointed. I can’t sit here and say I’m not disappointed on not being able to land someone…I got great chemistry on the floor with, that can help you win championships.” pic.twitter.com/KlFByy6Yr0
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) February 6, 2023
The Mavericks and Trail Blazers season-series has already concluded for the 2022-23 season.
Heading into Monday, the Mavs were 28-26 overall, tied for sixth in the West, while the Nets were 32-20, fourth in the East. The Trail Blazers were 26-27, eleventh in the West.