Nets trade Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks, reports say : NPR
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The Brooklyn Nets are trading Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, according to multiple media outlets, including The Associated Press, ESPN and The New York Times.
The decision, which occurred on Sunday, came two days after the All-Star guard reportedly made a trade request.
It marks the end of a strained relationship between the Nets and the 30-year-old basketball player, which spanned four seasons. In his first season, he scored eight goals[utilefg[exierenta’log[bietmin[abbaashoulder injury.
Irving endured several high-profile battles with the Nets, including missing dozens of games because of his refusal to meet New York City’s vaccine mandate for athletes. The city later expanded exemptions to its vaccine mandate.
Irving also missed games after being suspended for sharing a link to an anti-Semitic movie on social media.
Irving’s social media post also prompted Nike to terminate its contract with the basketball player, including shelving the release of the Kyrie 8 signature shoe.
The Mavericks declined to confirm the news with NPR. However, The Athletic reported that the Nets traded Irving in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith as well as “an unprotected 2029 first-round pick and multiple future second-round picks.”
Despite playing in just under 150 games with the Nets, Irving still averaged 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this season, according to ESPN.