Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Brooklyn Nets’ signature guard Kyrie Irving (31) of the NBA moves to the Dallas Mavericks.
American sports media ESPN quoted a league official on the 6th and said, “Irving and Markif Morris (34) moved to Dallas, and Brooklyn received Spencer Dinwiddie (30), Dorian Finley Smith (30), and three rookie nominations. The trade was completed,” he reported.
Official announcements from the Brooklyn and Dallas clubs have not yet been made, but several local media outlets, including ESPN and the Associated Press, are reporting on the deal.
Irving was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 1st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and played for Brooklyn from 2019 after going through the Boston Celtics.
He is a guard representing the league, including the 2012 Rookie of the Year award and 8 All-Star selections. In 2016, when he was in Cleveland, he even won the championship with LeBron James and others.
In 40 games this season, he is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds.
Last season, he refused to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and played in only 29 games, and this season, he often became the center of attention for non-game reasons, such as causing controversy over anti-Semitism.
This trade was also made two days ago when Irving asked the Brooklyn club to send him to another team.
When Irving joins Dallas, he is expected to form a strong guard with Luka Doncic. 스포츠토토
Doncic is the player who averages 33.4 points this season and ranks second in scoring.
Dallas is currently 6th in the Western Conference with a record of 28-26.
Ahead of the 2020-2021 season, only Durant is left in Brooklyn, which formed the ‘triangle formation’ of Kevin Durant, Irving, and James Harden.
Harden moved to the Philadelphia 76ers through a trade with Ben Simmons and others in February of last year, and now Irving has left only the official announcement of the trade.
Brooklyn was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in the 2020-2021 season and in the first round last season.
This season, they are 32-20 and 4th in the Eastern Conference.
Finley Smith, who acquired Irving instead, is averaging 9.1 points and 4.7 rebounds this season, while Dinwiddie is averaging 5.3 assists for 17.7 points.
Dinwiddie is a player who played for Brooklyn from the 2016-2017 season to the 2020-2021 season.