Kyrie Irving trade from Brooklyn Nets to Dallas Mavericks officially announced

    Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has averaged 27.7 points, 5.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game in 40 games this season, helping the Nets to a 32-20 record.

    (CNN)Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been traded to Dallas, the Mavericks announced Monday.

    The Mavericks gave up guard Spencer Dinwiddie, forward Dorian Finney-Smith and three draft picks, Dallas officials said in a news release. The Nets also reportedly sent big man Markieff Morris to Dallas in the trade.
    "Thank you NetsWorld fans and supporters for the Love on and off the court," Irving tweeted Monday morning. "I will forever be grateful I got to live out my dream I had as a Kid with y'all. It will always be Love from me and my family."
      The trade was first reported Sunday by the Athletic and ESPN.
        The controversial eight-time NBA All-Star requested a trade from the Nets on Friday, according to multiple reports. Irving will play alongside four-time NBA All-Star Luka Doncic with the Mavericks.
        Irving is one of seven NBA players averaging at least 27.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season.
        Earlier this season, Irving, 30, posted a link to a documentary on Twitter that contained anti-Semitic messages. He initially defended the tweet and refused to apologize, resulting in a suspension that kept him off the court for eight games in November. Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai said he was "disappointed" in Irving's actions at the time.
          The Anti-Defamation League declined a donation from the athlete after his suspension, and Nike later cut ties with him as well. Irving later iss