Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks from the Brooklyn Nets became official on Monday. This comes after the guard requested for a trade, whose contract expires in the summer with the Nets. However, instead of running down his contract, Kyrie requested a trade. When the news hit that Uncle Drew wants a trade, in came the Mavericks. They are in dire need to provide a support system for Luka Doncic for the entire season.
The Mavericks traded first-round picks, along with Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith. The polarizing figure from the Nets and Dallas’ new man Kyrie yet made another headline. It is reported that Kyrie received $2 million as a bonus for getting traded out of the Nets. Yes, the Nets paid Kyrie Irving for leaving them as a bonus. The trade request from Kyrie last less than 48 hours before he joined the Dallas Mavericks.
Lost in all this madness, Kyrie Irving received a $2M bonus for being traded.
Finessor. 💯 pic.twitter.com/68vhp2ML0Y
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 6, 2023
We could see Kyrie playing for his new team as early as February 8, against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Mavericks have been looking to sign Trae Young, and reunite him with Luka Doncic. However, that plan went unexplored by the Mavs, and have themselves an 8x NBA All-Star. With Kyrie Irving on their roster, the Mavs have gambled with him after recent controversies. Kyrie is one of the most controversial players in the NBA after numerous incidents.
Kyrie Irving is expected to arrive for a physical on Monday in Dallas and travel to make his Mavericks debut vs. the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday (10 PM ET, ESPN), source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2023
This news of Kyrie Irving joining the Mavericks has affected Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James. King James wished to reunite with his former teammate, however, the Lakers’ front office was beaten. LeBron posted a cryptic tweet on his official Twitter account, “Maybe It’s Me.” Nonetheless, King James is not fazed by what’s happened and is focused on the Lakers for the remainder of the season.
How much will Kyrie Irving earn from the Dallas Mavericks?
Kyrie Irving spent almost 3 seasons with the Nets. During his time with the Nets, Kyrie bagged almost $98.8 million, in his 3 seasons, as yearly cash. With half of the season played for the Nets, he is remunerated $13 million. This takes his total earnings from the Nets to $111 million. If he stayed with the Nets this season, he would have received another $26 million. However, Kyrie will now be remunerated by the Dallas-based franchise.
Luka and Kyrie on the same team 🤯
Are the Mavs favorites in the West? pic.twitter.com/bf3EzI8RAN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 5, 2023
The exact figures are yet unknown for Kyrie. However, according to Doyle Rader of Forbes, the Mavericks could offer Kyrie a 2-year contract worth $86.24 million for 2 years. This figure is well below his market value. Kyrie becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, hence at max, the Mavs can offer his a 4-year deal worth $210 million. If he decides to renew his contract with the Mavs he will be eligible for a 5-year deal worth $272 million. However, talks for an extension will be held off until the summer.