Regrading 4 Mavericks trades that turned them into elite contenders in the West

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1. Mavericks make huge blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving

Last season, the Dallas Mavericks pulled off one of the biggest trades in franchise history when they landed Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets.

Dallas sent Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a first-round pick, and two second-round picks to the Nets in exchange for Irving and Markieff Morris.

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This trade may have seemed questionable at first considering Irving's history with some off-the-court issues, and some fans and media thought that this duo of Luka Doncic and Irving may never work.

Dallas missed the playoffs in Irving's first season with the team, but this season has yielded much different results. Irving and Doncic were one of the best duos in the entire NBA, and their chemistry grew every game. They genuinely like spending time together on and off the floor, and this has helped lead them to where they are now.

Everyone on this Mavericks roster believes in what Irving and Doncic can do, and they have formed arguably the greatest duo in Mavs history.

This season for Dallas, Irving averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game while shooting an impressive 49.7 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from downtown, and 90.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Irving has been everything that the Mavs need out of him, and Dallas gets an A+ for this trade due to how great he has been for them combined with the fact that they got him for so cheap. Losing Finney-Smith in this deal definitely hurt, but it was worth it as they landed one of the greatest guards of all time in Irving.

A+. Amazing co-star for Doncic on and off the floor. Landed him for super cheap along with a great veteran leader in Morris. Kyrie Irving trade. Kyrie Irving trade regrade

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