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  • This Nets-Raptors Trade Sends Fred VanVleet To Brooklyn

    NBA Analysis "What do you do when it all falls apart? NBA teams need to make the same decisions. You can put your head down and admit defeat. Some people will. Alternatively, you can pick up the pieces and start over.  Sometimes, a contender will fall apart in the blink of an..." February 06

  • Raptors' Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam Interest Nets in 3-Team Kyrie Irving Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Raptors may end up being involved with the Brooklyn Nets as a third team in the deal that will send Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, one of the "possibilities for expanding the Kyrie Irving-to-Dallas trade" before..." February 06

  • 3 Blockbuster Trades That Could Happen After Kyrie Irving

    NBA Analysis "Every year, the NBA’s trade deadline is an exciting day. February 9th ought to be no exception this season.  At the same time, most years, a big deal or two goes down ahead of the deadline. Call it a primer. Usually, two teams reach an agreement before the last possible..." February 06

  • Mavs Acquisition Of Kyrie Irving Is Not Yet Official, Hinges on Third Mystery Team

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks’ blockbuster trade for star point guard Kyrie Irving is slated to be made official at some point on Monday. However, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that it is not yet done. The NBA insider goes on to note that the Mavericks and..." February 06

  • Dallas Mavericks Risk It All with Kyrie Irving Trade...including Luka Doncic

    Bleacher Report "In a vacuum, the Dallas Mavericks' decision to trade for Kyrie Irving doesn't warrant overly complicated unpacking. A franchise in desperate need of a co-star for 23-year-old MVP candidate Luka Doncic just acquired a top-25 player while giving up a pair of starters, one..." February 06

  • Clippers linked to Spencer Dinwiddie trade, but there’s a catch

    Clutch Points "The aftermath of Kyrie Irving’s blockbuster trade move to the Dallas Mavericks is still in full swing. Interestingly enough, the Los Angeles Clippers have now popped up as a possible new addition to what has emerged as a landscape-shifting trade deal. According to..." February 06

  • Here is the perfect blockbuster trade the Suns need to make for Kevin Durant

    Fadeaway World "It is official: Kyrie Irving is out of Brooklyn. After a season marred with speculation about his future, the point guard made it known that he wanted to leave after the Nets decided to not extend Kyrie Irving to a max contract if the team did not win a championship this year. The point guard..." February 06

  • Kyrie Irving Seen as Likely to Sign 3-Year Contract by Insiders

    Bleacher Report "After being acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving will eventually have to decide whether he will stick around in Dallas long-term or walk away in free agency this summer. Zach Lowe said on Monday's episode of the Brian Windhorst..." February 06

  • 7 ideal Kevin Durant trade scenarios ahead of NBA’s Feb. 9 deadline

    Sportsnaut "Now that the Brooklyn Nets have granted Kyrie Irving’s trade request, it leaves the entire organization’s future in question. The same goes for Kevin Durant, who had intentions of winning an NBA title with Irving in Brooklyn. Now as the former NBA MVP remains the lone superstar in..." February 06

  • Trading for Kyrie Irving is a gamble the Mavs couldn't afford not to make

    The Score "On its face, getting an in-his-prime eight-time All-Star and three-time All-NBAer in exchange for a 3-and-D wing, a lower-end starting point guard, and one distant future first-round pick sounds like an absolute no-brainer of a trade. Especially when the team acquiring said star already rosters..." February 06

  • NBA, NBPA Agree to Extend CBA Opt-Out Deadline Until March 31

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Monday it reached an agreement with the National Basketball Players Association to push the deadline to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement from Wednesday to March 31. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted the sides extended the deadline..." February 06

  • Kyrie Irving’s Mavericks jersey number after Nets trade, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks have officially traded for Kyrie Irving. Now, the jersey number Irving will wear as the newest member of the Mavericks has been revealed. Irving will wear the No. 2 jersey, per TNT’s Chris Haynes. It’s the same number..." February 06

  • Brooklyn Nets have interest in trading for Raptors O.G. Anunoby

    Larry Brown Sports "The Brooklyn Nets may have traded away Kyrie Irving, but that does not mean they are giving up on this season. To the contrary, the Nets actually want to keep competing this season, and they’re looking to improve their roster. There have been steady rumors about the Toronto..." February 06

  • Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn smiling ear-to-ear after Kyrie Irving trade

    Sportsnaut "Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn can now put all of the Kyrie Irving drama to rest. A short while after Brooklyn made the Irving trade to the Dallas Mavericks official, Vaughn took to the podium to talk to the media ahead of Monday’s home date with the Los Angeles..." February 06

  • Luka Doncic Could Leave The Mavericks Because Of Kyrie Irving

    Dallas Morning News "On the surface, the Mavericks on Sunday pulled off the biggest acquisition of a proven star in the franchise’s 43-year history. An eight-time All-Star and a reigning one, at that. An NBA champion and Finals hero. The most recent addition to the elite 50-40-90 club..." February 06

  • Missing out on trading for Kyrie Irving weighs on LeBron James, Lakers

    ESPN "Last summer, LeBron James, without a pressing need to do so, signed a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers that prohibited him from being traded this season, and pushed off his free agency until at least 2024. In a vacuum, this is a very..." February 06

  • Wild Trade Scenario: Kevin Durant And Ben Simmons To The Lakers, Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook To The Nets

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers have missed out on Kyrie Irving, which is unfortunate as they have been looking for an elite player to add next to LeBron James on the roster. With that being said, they could end up taking a different direction in a trade with the Brooklyn..." February 06

  • Monty Williams ‘bothered’ by Chris Paul-Kyrie Irving trade rumors

    Clutch Points "Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams admits he was “bothered” that Chris Paul’s name was thrown in the trade rumors amid the Kyrie Irving drama. For one, it’s not true. And second and the most important for him, the superstar guard doesn’t deserve to be in such..." February 06

  • Buying or Selling NBA Trade Deadline Rumors after Nets-Mavs Kyrie Irving Deal

    Bleacher Report "With apologies to Rui Hachimura and Kendrick Nunn, the first big domino of this year's NBA trade season fell on Sunday, when the Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed on a deal that will send Kyrie Irving to Texas to join Luka Doncic. And, as you almost..." February 06

  • The Only Trades Left For The Lakers And Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "LeBron James has to be in his feelings right now, and it seems like he is. The King might have to run it back with the same roster that has kept him under .500 for two seasons now, and that is not good news for the Lakers organization or Lakers fans. James himself seems annoyed that..." February 06

  • OG Anunoby Trade Rumors: 3 Best Possible NBA Deadline Deals

    NBA Analysis "The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner, and there was a time when OG Anunoby was the most likely name to find a new home ahead of February 9th. Suddenly, Kyrie Irving’s contract negotiations with the Brooklyn Nets went south, and now he is a Dallas..." February 06

  • 5 Potential NBA Buyout Candidates After Feb. 9 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "While some players may get through Thursday's trade deadline unscathed, that doesn't mean they'll finish the season on their current squads. The NBA also has a waiver deadline on March 1, the last day players can be cut and still maintain postseason eligibility if they join a..." February 06

  • Los Angeles Lakers Didn't Want To Move Their First-Round Picks In Any Deal, Not Even For Kyrie Irving

    Fadeaway World "There has been one big question about the Los Angeles Lakers throughout this season, and that has been whether they will mortgage more of their future for immediate success. The perfect example of this was their pursuit of Kyrie Irving, which would have meant that they had to give up their two..." February 06

  • 3 ideal Chris Paul trade scenarios ahead of NBA trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "There’s now a decent chance that we’ll see a Chris Paul trade from the Phoenix Suns between now and Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Whoever leaked his potential inclusion in a trade offer to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving increased these odds. Once..." February 06

  • Kevin Durant heading from Nets to Celtics? Stephen A. Smith says it’s possible

    Sports Keeda "Kevin Durant has now become the main attraction when it comes to the NBA's trade deadline. After former teammate Kyrie Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, teams are picking up the phone to call about Durant's availability. The Brooklyn Nets were looking like a team that..." February 06

  • 3 trades Warriors must make after Stephen Curry’s leg injury

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors haven’t had the 2022-23 season they were hoping for, as their 27-26 record sees them sitting in just eighth place in the Western Conference right now. Admittedly, they are only two-and-a-half games behind the third place Sacramento Kings, but things are..." February 06

  • Sides expected to extend NBA CBA early opt-out date

    ESPN "As discussions on a new labor agreement continue, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association are expected to extend an early opt-out deadline of Wednesday, allowing the league and union to continue negotiations on a new long-term collective bargaining deal, sources told ESPN on..." February 06

  • 3 best trade deadline destinations for Mike Conley

    Clutch Points "A Mike Conley trade deadline deal is one of the most likely moves to happen before the February 9 cutoff. The Utah Jazz started the season on fire, looking like a legit playoff team. However, two five-game losing streaks in December brought them back to earth, and the Jazz currently..." February 06

  • Look for Kyrie Irving aftershocks to have major impact on NBA trade deadline

    The Athletic "We interrupt the programming I had planned for this space to bring you an important update … one that will likely impact nearly everything else that happens ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Here’s the biggest aftershock from the Kyrie Irving trade that..." February 06

  • Nets guard Ben Simmons’ trade value after Kyrie Irving blockbuster, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Brooklyn Nets need to answer a bunch of questions after they traded Kyrie Irving. What will they be doing with their other star players? It’s widely believed that Kevin Durant is likely to ask for a trade after Irving’s departure. If they do decide to sell the farm, will they be..." February 06

  • LeBron James Lets Everyone Know He's Disappointed the Lakers Didn't Land Kyrie Irving

    The Big Lead "LeBron James is disappointed that the Los Angeles Lakers could not land Kyrie Irving in a trade. We know this not through anonymous sources close to the team, but from LeBron himself. He said it and he said it on camera during an interview with Mike Wilbon on..." February 06

  • Mavs Don’t Plan To Offer Kyrie Irving An Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Kyrie Irving demanded a trade when he couldn’t reach an extension agreement with the Nets. Some may assume the Mavericks, who agreed to acquire Irving on Sunday, may have given the temperamental star guard some assurances that they’d sign him beyond this..." February 06

  • Nets haven't ruled out flipping Spencer Dinwiddie before deadline

    The Score "Spencer Dinwiddie's second go-around with the Brooklyn Nets may be short-lived. The Nets haven't ruled out flipping the veteran guard before Thursday afternoon's trade deadline, sources told NBA insider Marc..." February 06

  • Inside the Kyrie Irving trade negotiations

    The Athletic "When Kyrie Irving demanded a trade from the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, a league-altering domino fell and shook up the marketplace, causing a shockwave across the league and an arms race to get underway. It would pit several of the league’s teams looking for that one..." February 06

  • Nets' Joe Tsai Didn't Want to Trade Kyrie Irving to Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving reportedly wanted to go to the Los Angeles Lakers. And Brooklyn Nets governor Joe Tsai didn't want to help make that happen. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, "one of the presumed objectives" for Tsai was to move Irving somewhere other..." February 06

  • Kevin Durant Calls Out Kyle Kuzma After He Compared Brandon Ingram To Kobe Bryant Instead Of Him

    Fadeaway World "Brandon Ingram is one of the most underrated hoopers in the NBA. But those who know how good he is, show it by making a comparison almost no one else has earned. Brandon Ingram's game often gets compared to Kevin Durant's, which is as high a compliment as any player in the NBA can..." February 06

  • Nets rejected Chris Paul offer from Suns for Kyrie Irving

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets weren't short of blockbuster bids for Kyrie Irving. The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers each proposed loaded trade offers for the wantaway guard before the Nets reportedly struck an agreement with the Dallas..." February 06

  • Spencer Dinwiddie Found Out He Was Being Traded To Nets On Twitter

    Black Sports Online "Spencer Dinwiddie found out he was being traded back to the Nets the same way the rest of us did via Twitter. He didn’t seem that broken up about it, because according to him his son wanted to go back to Brooklyn anyway. Here are the details of the trade. February 06

  • Mavericks Exploring More Deals To Upgrade Roster

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Mavericks made a blockbuster move Sunday afternoon, trading for the Brooklyn Nets’ controversial All-Star, Kyrie Irving. But don’t think that will be all. The front office is not finished exploring trade options to further reshape and upgrade the..." February 06

  • Mavericks' Kyrie Irving acquisition comes with plenty of risks, but Dallas may have had no other choice

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks may not have had much of a choice once they knew Sunday they could acquire Kyrie Irving in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets. But that doesn't mean they're immune from the same disastrous ending other teams have experienced after putting their..." February 06

  • Mavericks soon will learn if Kyrie Irving is worth all the baggage

    USA Today "Is Kyrie Irving worth it?  The “it” could be trouble, chaos, spectacular play or some fascinating and puzzling combination of the three. The Dallas Mavericks on Sunday decided yes. Irving requested a trade Friday, and multiple teams, including the Los..." February 06

  • Michael Beasley open to rejoining Lakers

    TMZ "LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record won't silence his critics, so says his former teammate Michael Beasley ... telling TMZ Sports, "they gon' keep hating." Remember, James is only a few points away from becoming the..." February 06

  • What's next for Nets after Kyrie Irving trade? Why Brooklyn's blockbuster might mean more moves

    CBS Sports "In a way, it is fitting that the two players that the Brooklyn Nets received in Sunday's blockbuster Kyrie Irving trade are a 3-and-D guy who went undrafted and a playmaker who was selected in the second round. The latter, Spencer Dinwiddie, is one of the Nets'..." February 06

  • LeBron James fires off 3-word tweet after Nets reportedly trade Kyrie Irving to Mavericks instead of Lakers

    Fox News "Kyrie Irving’s reported trade from the Brooklyn Nets to the Dallas Mavericks sent shock waves through the NBA world, and one of his former teammates weighed in with a three-word tweet. Irving was rumored to be linked to the Los Angeles Lakers in the immediate..." February 06

  • Here Are Three Legit Kevin Durant Trade Destinations

    The Big Lead "Well, we're back! After doing several iterations of this thought exercise over the summer we find ourselves here once more, asking the same question: will Kevin Durant get traded? Things are different this time around, though. Kyrie Irving, Durant's running mate and the..." February 05

  • Suns eyeing Kevin Durant after Nets trade Kyrie Irving to Mavericks

    New York Post "The Nets might not be done yet. Moments after they traded the talented yet polarizing Kyrie Irving, many wondered what would become of Kevin Durant. Two days after Irving requested a trade, he was dealt on Sunday afternoon to the Mavericks for Spencer Dinwiddie,..." February 05

  • Lakers’ 4 best trade options in next 4 days after Kyrie Irving to Mavs deal

    Clutch Points "To the disappointment of LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers did not trade for Kyrie Irving, who was shipped to the Dallas Mavericks in the first blockbuster before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. We can litigate whether the Lakers actually dodged a..." February 05

  • Lakers Had Multiple Conversations With Nets Before Kyrie Irving Was Dealt To Dallas

    Real GM Basketball "The Nets preferred the package from the Dallas as it allowed them to acquire a point guard in Spencer Dinwiddie plus a wing in Dorian Finney-Smith that they could use immediately, while also acquire future picks. The Lakers were building their trade offer on Russell Westbrook and..." February 05

  • Nets reportedly pursuing 2nd blockbuster deal before NBA trade deadline: 4 possible targets

    Sportsnaut "The Brooklyn Nets were one-half of the biggest trade so far this season, and it looks very likely that the team could be a part of another blockbuster deal before the 2023 NBA trade deadline. On Monday, all signs pointed to this year’s trade deadline being devoid of major moves...." February 05

  • Possible Nets-Raptors trade in the works

    Daily Hive "While the seemingly never-ending trade rumours for the Toronto Raptors will disappear for a little bit after this week, we’re still not quite out of the woods yet. On Sunday, SNY’s Ian Begley (via Christopher Lavinio) reported that the Brooklyn Nets have been in contact..." February 05