Nets exchange Kyrie Irving for Mavericks

Kyrie Irving on Friday informed the Brooklyn Nets that he wanted to be traded, and the team granted his wish.

Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, The Athletic’s Shams Charania first reported. The Nets get Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, 2029 first-round picks and two second-round picks in the deal.

Irving was linked to the Mavericks almost immediately after he requested the transaction. One report states that Mavs head coach Jason Kidd is support the team to get Irving.

Dallas entered Sunday with a 28-26 record, the sixth best in the Western Conference. They were looking for a second star to pair up with Luka Doncic, who could have put pressure on the front office to make a move.

had at least another Western Conference candidate that shows some interest in Irving.

Irving has had a good season so far. He is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game. He was in the final year of his contract and was seeking an extension from the Nets before he told them he wanted to leave Brooklyn.

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