Kyrie Irving wears a Dallas uniform.
ESPN reported on the 6th (Korean time) that the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks have reached an agreement to trade Kyrie Irving.
Brooklyn is sending Kyrie Irving and Markiff Morris to Dallas. In return, Dallas would send Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, an unprotected 2029 first-round pick, a 2027 second-round pick, and a 2029 second-round pick to Brooklyn.
Irving made the trade market hot by officially requesting a trade from Brooklyn on the 4th. Irving, who will become a free agent after this season, is known to be dissatisfied with the terms offered by Brooklyn during the recent negotiations for an extended contract with Brooklyn. Teams such as the Lakers, Clippers, and Dallas have expressed interest before signing Irving.
In the end, the team that succeeded in recruiting Irving was Dallas. Dallas is a team that has had a lot of trouble with its heavy reliance on Luka Doncic this season. According to reports, Dallas made a strong offer to Brooklyn early in the morning on the 6th, and trade negotiations between the two sides accelerated immediately.
As a result, Dallas has a strong All-Star backcourt combination that leads to Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic. It seems that opposing teams will no longer be able to go for an outright trap defense against Doncic.
Brooklyn, which successfully released Irving, whose contract expires this season, is known to be planning to seek additional trades with the card he received from Dallas. Finney-Smith, as well as Dinwiddie, who is making a comeback to Brooklyn, could be traded right away. Brooklyn is looking for another star player to help Durant win. 메이저놀이터