Kyrie Irving is traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie and multiple picks

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The Brooklyn Nets traded point guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday.

The Mavs will send Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and two second-round picks to the Nets for Irving, the sources added.

Luka Doncic will have his long-awaited “help” in Kyrie Irving.Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Talks between the Nets and Mavericks accelerated on Sunday. The Lakers and Nets had several talks about a possible deal, but the Nets preferred the Dallas package that included getting a point guard and wing to add to the roster, plus future draft picks. Irving would arrive for a physical on Monday in Dallas and could make his debut against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday (10 pm ET, ESPN).

Mavericks general manager Nico Harrison has a long history with Irving dating back to their Nike days together. Dallas head coach Jason Kidd was also a supporter of the trade, and the Mavericks added a second star alongside Luka Doncic. The Mavs can wait to see how the rest of the season goes before settling on a new contract for Irving.

Meanwhile, Dinwiddie returns to Brooklyn, where he played for five seasons before an ACL injury early in the 2020-21 season.

Irving’s tenure in Brooklyn ends after four tumultuous seasons that included injuries, dozens of games missed due to a refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine and a suspension this season for promoting a movie that contained anti-Semitic themes.

Irving, 30, took the option on the final season of his contract in the summer but requested a trade earlier this week after failing to come to an agreement with Brooklyn on an extension.

The star point guard, who is in the final year of a contract that pays him $36.9 million, has been seeking a maximum four-year, $198.5 million extension available to him through June 30, sources said. He is also eligible to sign a two-year, $78.6 million extension with the Mavericks through June 30.

Irving has played fewer than 150 games combined over the past four seasons, but he was still a top-level player when he was on the court. He is averaging just over 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game this season with excellent efficiency.



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