Dallas Mavericks updated draft picks after Kyrie Irving trade

Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving
Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a blockbuster on Sunday afternoon when they traded Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, and three draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving. Dallas wanted a second star next to Luka Doncic, and they found a trade where they only had to give up one first-round pick to acquire one. Irving comes with baggage, but the Mavericks were not trading for a more talented player for the package they gave up.

The Mavs owe their 2023 first-round pick to the New York Knicks from the original Kristaps Porzingis trade back in 2019, which is top-ten protected. That protection left Dallas with just two first-round picks available to trade before Thursday's deadline, and they only wanted to part with them for a star. Irving is going to start the All-Star game on Feb. 19, and he is the most talented teammate that Luka has ever played with.

It cost the Mavs their 2029 first-round pick unprotected and two second-round selections. That further limits the picks Dallas holds moving forward. Here is a look at what the Mavericks have left in their cupboard.

Dallas Mavericks updated draft picks after Kyrie Irving trade

Dallas is certainly light on picks after this deal. Here is where the Mavericks' picks are headed and which ones they have left.

2023 first-round pick owed to Knicks (top ten protected)

2023 second pick owed to Oklahoma City, Boston, or Indiana

2024 first-round pick- own

2024 second-round pick owed to the Kings

2025 first-round pick- own

2025 second-round pick- own

2026 first-round pick- own

2026 second-round pick owed to Oklahoma City, Miami, or Houston

2027 first-round pick- own

2027 second-round pick owed to Brooklyn

2028 first-round pick- own

2028 second-round pick owed to the Kings

2029 first-round pick owed to the Nets

2029 second-round pick owed to Brooklyn

The blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving leaves Dallas with some flexibility to add more pieces. They could still trade their 2027 first-round pick before Thursday’s deadline. If they don’t, the Mavericks will have two first-round picks and multiple swaps they can offer to add more talent to their roster around Luka Doncic this summer.

Will Kyrie stay in Dallas long-term? He wants a four-year max contract, but will the Mavericks give it to him? It would be a massive gamble given Irving’s unreliability to stay on the floor in recent years, but Dallas paid to acquire him. Stay tuned to see how this blockbuster trade works out on the floor, and what the Mavs do with the rest of their draft picks.

Next. Is Kyrie Irving worth the drama for the Mavericks?. dark