A ‘big deal’ was made that shook the market in the second half of the NBA. Kyrie Irving (31) of the Brooklyn Nets is heading to the Dallas Mavericks.
<The Athletic> and <ESPN> (ESPN) English-speaking sports media reported on the 5th (local time) that Brooklyn traded Irving for Dallas guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Dorian Finney-Smith with draft picks in 2027 and 2029. It reported, citing an inside source, that it was trading. This transfer was made two days after Irving requested a trade from the club on the 3rd. In addition to Dallas, teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Phoenix Suns are known to have wanted Irving. 슬롯사이트
With Irving’s departure, Brooklyn’s super team, which had been in harmony for the NBI championship ring, was disbanded after four years. Brooklyn brought in Kevin Durant and Irving in 2019 and James Harden in 2021 to assemble the best stars in the league. The ambitious project with the goal of winning the franchise’s first championship, however, ended with two playoff round 1’sweep’ losses (2018-2019, 2021-2022) and the Eastern Conference semifinals (2020-2021). Harden left in January of last year, and Irving leaves a year later.
In fact, the power was close to ‘bean flour’. Last season, Irving refused to be vaccinated against Corona 19 and failed to play in 29 games (82 in total) in violation of New York City quarantine rules. At the beginning of this season, he posted on his social media account recommending movies and books about “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” causing social repercussions and missing eight games again. Irving played in only 143 (51%) of 278 regular season games while at Brooklyn. In fact, the ‘super team’ has rarely been properly operated.
However, there was no doubt as much as Irving on the court despite the off-court move close to ‘social harm’. Irving’s records all season were 27.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game on a 49.6% field goal percentage. His scoring average alone is the third highest in his last 12 seasons. The destination is Dallas, which is currently led by Luca Doncic, one of the best ‘basketball geniuses’ in the NBA. It is worth looking forward to the synergy in the second half of Dallas and Irving, who have already reached the Western Conference finals thanks to Doncic’s ‘one-man show’ performance last season.
Currently, Brooklyn is ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and Dallas is ranked 6th in the Western Conference.