Kyrie Irving’s New Contract Has Trade Twist in Fine Print

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If the Dallas Mavericks decide to trade Kyrie Irving within the next three years, he has the opportunity to earn additional funds on top of his $120 million contract.

This is made possible by a unique provision included in his recently signed deal, which grants him a bonus.

As reported by HoopsHype, Irving stands to receive an extra 15 percent payout from any team that acquires him during the duration of his contract.

This financial incentive could motivate him to pursue a departure if he fails to develop chemistry with co-star Luka Doncic.

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Irving has previously pushed for exits from former teams in Cleveland, Boston and Brooklyn, even when there was no financial incentive to do so.

The one-time NBA champion has come under increasingly intense criticism in recent times, which only levelled up when he and Doncic failed to make the playoffs last season.

But the Mavericks are still in his corner, having offered him a sizeable extension and with owner Mark Cuban publicly saying his star guard is simply misunderstood.

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Contractually, Kyrie Irving is a Dallas Maverick for the next three years. But in reality, thanks to players demanding trades so often, we’ve learnt that contracts don’t always mean a whole lot.

According to NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the days of LeBron James longing to play with Irving aren’t over.

“I will say this. I do think LeBron has an interest in playing with Kyrie Irving again,” Windhorst said on his podcast.

“I think he likes the idea of playing with Kyrie, the concept of playing with Kyrie and Anthony Davis. I have long said the best big-man pairing that LeBron’s ever had, as far as pure fit, is Anthony Davis.

“I believe the best guard pairing LeBron’s ever had is Kyrie Irving.”

Dallas have made it clear they want Kyrie with their $120 million, three year commitment to him.

But then again, Irving has successfully forced his way off teams before, so anything is possible.