By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Brooklyn Nets have finally rid themselves of the Kyrie Irving saga. He has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.
The Nets said that Irving would not play leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline. Now, he has a new home.
In exchange for Irving, the Nets acquired Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith. Plus, the team received a first-round draft pick and multiple second-round draft picks.
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The first-round draft pick is an unprotected pick in the 2029 NBA Draft. The second-round draft picks are scheduled to come in 2027 and 2029.
The Mavericks also acquired veteran Markieff Morris in the deal.
This season, Irving appeared in 40 games. He made 40 starts when he played.
He was averaging 27.1 points per game when he played. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game.
Morris, the veteran bench player, has appeared in 27 games this season. He made one start.
He is averaging 3.6 points per game. He is also averaging 2.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.2 blocks per contest.
Dinwiddie is returning to the Nets with this move. He played for the Nets from 2016-17 through the 2020-21 season.
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This season, he appeared in 53 games. He made 53 starts.
Dinwiddie is averaging 17.7 points per game. He is also averaging 3.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game.
Finney-Smith appeared in 40 games this season. He made 40 starts.
He was averaging 9.1 points per game. He is also averaging 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.
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