Kyrie Irving move opens door to potentially wild week in NBA trades

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Star guard Kyrie Irving threw the NBA trade deadline into chaos on Friday with his request to be moved from the Brooklyn Nets to another team before Thursday’s deadline.

The Nets didn’t wait long to trade the sought-after All-Star. The Mavs reached a deal to acquire Irving, who has three Finals appearances, a championship, eight All-Star appearances and is averaging 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds this season.

That won’t be the only major deal. There is plenty of attention on Phoenix, Toronto, Memphis, New Orleans, Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah.

Will the Jazz continue selling to accelerate their rebuild? Do the Raptors get a haul of first-round picks in return for OG Anunoby? Can the Lakers salvage their season amid LeBron James’ pursuit of the NBA’s all-time scoring record?

Some teams are buyers, some are sellers and some are trying to figure out what they want to be.

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With so many teams bunched close enough in the Eastern and Western conference standings and a belief that no one contender is considerably better than another, deals will be made.

Let’s take a look at the trades that have happened this season. USA TODAY Sports will keep you updated as deals happen this week:

Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks

Feb. 5: Kyrie Irving got his wish. Two days after asking for a trade from Brooklyn, the Nets sent him and Markieff Morris to Dallas for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, a 2029 first-round pick and 2027 and 2029 second-round picks.

Rui Hachimura to the Lakers

Jan. 23: The Washington Wizards traded Rui Hachimura to the Los Angeles Lakers for Kendrick Nunn and two second-round draft picks.

Noah Vonleh to the Spurs

Jan. 5: The Boston Celtics traded Noah Vonleh and cash considerations to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round pick.

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