His movementKyrie Irving to the Mavericks with trade from the Nets shook the entire NBA. The 30-year-old guard was in demand in the hours leading up to it, as several teams tried to convince the Nets with various “packages” of players.
According to Athletic, the Chance they offered Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and a future first-round draft pick, with Brooklyn asking for more first-round picks, something Phoenix didn’t agree to.
The Lakers, on the other hand, offered Brooklyn Russell Westbrook and two first-round picks in the 2027 and 2029 drafts, but the Nets wanted to include some young players, such as Austin Reeves and Max Christie, in the “package”, which did not the “lake people” accepted. At the same time, the Lakers wanted Irving to guarantee them that he would sign an extension through 2025, while the player reportedly wants to consider the market as a free agent in the summer.
The also authoritative Ringer states that the Clippers they offered Luke Kennard, Terrance Manns, a first-round pick and two first-round pick trades to acquire Irving.
Irving eventually went to the Mavericks, who dealt Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a first-round pick (2027) and two second-round draft picks (2027, 2029). Also moving to Dallas is Markieff Morris.
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