Brooklyn Nets trade All-Star Kyrie Irving to Dallas Mavericks
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is getting his wish and being traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks, along with forward/center Markieff Morris, the team confirmed Monday evening.
The Mavericks traded Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round pick and two future second-round picks in exchange for Irving and Morris.
Irving will wear No. 2 and Morris will wear No. 13 for the Mavericks.
The move comes just days after Irving told the Nets that he wanted a trade. He was not with Brooklyn for its game Saturday night, with the team saying he was injured and that he was excused from being at the arena.
It also ends a tumultuous stint in Brooklyn.
Irving signed with his hometown team in 2019 with hopes of winning a title while playing alongside Kevin Durant.
But one saga followed another, highlighted by him having to miss almost the entire home schedule last season over his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and an eight-game suspension earlier this season after the team said it was dismayed by his repeated failure to "unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs" following his posting of a movie link on Twitter.
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