The Nets reportedly dealt the disgruntled eight-time All-Star to Dallas in a blockbuster trade on Sunday. A possible date for Kyrie Irving's debut with the Mavericks has reportedly been revealed on the heels of the blockbuster trade that sent the former Nets star to Dallas. Irving, 30, is expected to travel with the Mavericks to Los Angeles on Wednesday, where he'll take the floor with his new team for a matchup against the Clippers, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
During a season in which league-wide parity has been the overarching theme, the drama-free Dallas Mavericks dove headfirst into unknown depths by acquiring team arsonist Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets. All it took was Dorian Finney-Smith, point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, some second-round picks, and a first-round selection in 2029. The NBA's melodramatic script writers are more reliant on plot twists than any league in the world and the trade deadline is when they tend to pull out all the stops.
The Kyrie Irving trade figures to be a consequential move this NBA season. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant tied his wagon to Kyrie when they both joined the team. Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report made news available that drew a seismic reaction. Now that the Nets dealt Irving, KD could be next, and one team has emerged already as a potential destination.