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.
— 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.