Brooklyn Nets star point guard Kyrie Irving was traded to Dallas Mavericks in exchange to Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and two second-round picks.
This trade was somehow predicted even though Nets and Mavericks are performing well in the Western Conference Teams after February 4 games.
To reason out the trade, Irving demanded a trade after contract negotiation between the Nets but his camp failed. There were also allegations that Kyrie was annoyed by the offer, 4-year extension but last year was not guaranteed unless the Nets won a chip. The Nets on the other hand, were in denial of unpredictable point guard after a series of off-court controversies that Kyrie got involved with. Nike recently issued cutting ties with Irving, his famous trademark shoe creator and the leading brand in sports apparel, due to anti-semitism issue. But after all, Kyrie is eligible to receive a four-year 198 million salary from the Nets.
Kyrie, 2016 NBA Champion, first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, 8-time All-Star and three time member of the All-NBA Team will be playing in Dallas with Luca Doncic, 2018-2019′ Rookie of the Year and European Carry of the Mavericks.
It’s a bitter-sweet feeling for Kyrie fans however who were hoping for a Lebron James-Kyrie Irving reunion that once dominated the 2015-2016 NBA Grand Finals clawing back from a 1-3 deficit to win the championship, a first in NBA history.
The lingering question now that remains to be answered is whether a two ball-dominant guards can co-exist harmoniously. We will know the answer once they both hit the NBA floor on the same team. | via Ralph Kevin Balaguer