Report: Former Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving traded to Dallas in NBA blockbuster
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Brooklyn Nets traded former Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving on Saturday to the Dallas Mavericks in a blockbuster trade, according to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The trade comes after Irving’s request, made on Feb. 3.
Irving is 11th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 27 points per game.
His former teammate, LeBron James, piqued interest in a possible trade that would’ve sent the disgruntled guard to Los Angeles.
Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers in July of 2017, just one year after helping Cleveland to an NBA championship.
He was traded to Boston a month later for Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas, Ante Zizic and a draft pick that became Collin Sexton.
Irving is making $36.9 million in the final year of his Brooklyn contract.
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