Kyrie Irving Traded to Mavericks: How Far Will Luka and Kyrie Take the Team?

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade all-star guard Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources close to the situation. The move comes after Irving requested a trade from the Nets.

In exchange for Irving, the Nets will receive guard Tim Hardaway Jr., guard Courtney Lee, and center Trey Burke. The Mavericks will also receive the draft rights to forward Nic Claxton, the Nets’ 2019 first-round pick.

The trade further bolsters the Mavericks’ roster, which already features star players Luka Dončić and Kristaps Porziņģis. With Irving on board, the Mavericks will now have one of the most formidable backcourts in the NBA, and the team is expected to make a deep run in the playoffs this season.

The trade talks were joined by the Los Angeles Clippers in the final hours, but the Nets ultimately decided to go with the Mavericks’ offer. It is unclear what the Clippers were offering, but it is believed that they were willing to part with Austin Rivers and Maxi Kleber in exchange for Irving.

The Nets made the move in order to free up cap space for the upcoming free agency period. It remains to be seen how the team will use the newly acquired assets, but it is expected that the Nets will be active in the market.

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