This Mavericks-Nets Trade Pairs Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic

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Brooklyn Nets Receive: G Spencer Dinwiddie, G/F Tim Hardaway Jr., 2026 First-Round Pick (DAL), 2028 First-Round Pick (DAL)
Dallas Mavericks Receive: G Kyrie Irving

When the Brooklyn Nets traded for James Harden, they sent the Rockets a combined seven first-round picks and pick swaps. It was the most draft capital to ever change hands in an NBA transaction.

This deal sees them recouping some of that loss. It’s something they’ve already done, having landed two first-round picks when they re-routed Harden to the 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons.

The New York Stock Exchange may be based in Manhattan, but the NBA’s stock exchange seems to be squarely located in Brooklyn.

Irving’s stock is probably a little low at the moment. Skipping the bulk of a season because you don’t want to get vaccinated has a way of affecting an already-questioned player’s image.

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Teams know he’s a risk. He’s an employee who may not show up to work.

On the other hand, when he does, he’s incredible at his job.