The star scorer was traded from the Nets to the Mavs this Sunday.
Star point guard Kyrie Irving got his wish on Sunday when the Brooklyn Nets traded him to the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
The Mavericks will trade Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Phinney-Smith and a package of draft picks to the Nets for Irving, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team has confirmed the move.
Instead, Dallas will have another star-caliber player to work with in MVP candidate Luka Doncic.
The move comes just days after Irving told the Nets he wanted to be traded before the end of the trade window this coming Thursday. He wasn’t with Brooklyn for their game Saturday night, and the team said he was injured and ruled out of the arena.
It’s also the end of a tumultuous season in Brooklyn.
In 2019, Irving signed with his hometown team hoping to win a title while playing alongside Kevin Durant.
But one epic followed another, with him having to miss nearly the entire home schedule last season because of his refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and an eight-game suspension earlier this season after the team said he was scared his repeated mistake, for example, was to post on his Twitter account the address of a documentary allegedly containing numerous anti-Jewish accusations. Irving said he had nothing against the Jewish race.
Author: Associated Press
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