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.

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.