The Dallas Mavericks have made a big move in the NBA, trading for Brooklyn Nets player Kyrie Irving, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade comes after Irving requested to be traded from the Nets, and the Mavericks were quick to make their move.
The All-Star is being traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and second-round picks to the Nets.
Irving is an All-Star guard who has been with the Nets since 2019. He was instrumental in helping them reach the playoffs last season and was a key part of their success. With his impending free agency, however, it became clear that he wanted a change of scenery and a new challenge.
The Mavericks were one of several teams interested in acquiring Irving, but they were able to put together an offer that was too good for the Nets to refuse.
The trade has been met with some skepticism from fans and analysts alike, as there are questions about how Irving's personality will fit with current star Luka Doncic on the court. However, both players have expressed excitement at the prospect of playing together and have already started talking about how they can help each other improve their game.