Kyrie Irving will team up with Luka Doncic in the Mavericks


The Nets transfer the American point guard to the Dallas franchise in exchange for Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie

The Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed on the transfer of Kyrie Irving. The American point guard, who had failed to reach an agreement on his renewal with the Nets, had requested the transfer before February 9, the deadline in the American league, will form a dream pairing with Luka Doncic in the Texas franchise.

Faced with the possibility of leaving as a free agent in the summer, talks gained momentum on Sunday and the Mavericks, motivated by Doncic’s desire to bring fresh reinforcements to the team, went ahead of the Suns and Lakers. Despite his recent controversy over the spread of anti-Semitic content on his social networks, added to his refusal to receive the covid vaccine, the arrival of Irving, who has averaged more than 27 points, five rebounds and seven assists per game this season, marks the birth of a new ‘Big Two’ in the NBA and brings the final leap to Dallas to fight for the ring. The eight-time all-star made his debut this Wednesday against the Clippers.

In exchange for Irving’s trade, the Nets will get back Spencer Dinwiddie, along with Dorian Finney-Smith and a package of draft picks. After learning of Irving’s fate and as he approaches to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record as the leading scorer in NBA history, LeBron James wrote, coinciding with point guard at Cleveland and calling for his transfer to the Lakers asked, posting a message on his Twitter account that read, “Maybe it’s me.”

According to journalist Marc Stein, Kyrie Irving preferred to go to Los Angeles to meet his old friend. However, “one of the purported goals” of Brooklyn owner Joe Tsai, according to Stein, was to move the player to another franchise “other than his destination of choice”.

Source: La Verdad


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