Kyrie Irving traded! Dallas rolls the dice
Our first look at how this deal came together ... and what it means for the two teams that shook the NBA marketplace as well as one of those that didn't get the former Brooklyn Net
So much for that sleepy NBA trade deadline.
Less than a week after my first-ever #thisleague UNCUT podcast alongside Chris Haynes of Turner Sports, during which we openly wondered about (and downright lobbied for) the emergence of a transactional curveball to make this a memorable deadline after a mostly muted January, we abruptly got that seismic surprise Sunday afternoon when the Brooklyn Nets agreed to trade Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
Eleven instant reactions to a true, true blockbuster that sends the Nets’ No. 11 to the Western Conference for the first time: