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How did Kyrie Irving trade affect 2023 championship odds for Mavericks-Nets

We discuss the affect that the Kyrie Irving trade had on the 2023 championship odds for the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks.

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden on February 01, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Update — The Kyrie Irving trade has actually dropped the Mavs’ odds to win the championship this season from +1200 to +1500 on DraftKings Sportsbook since the deal was reported.

The Brooklyn Nets quickly found a trade partner for point guard Kyrie Irving. While multiple teams were in the mix, the Dallas Mavericks made the best trade offer and will welcome Irving to the rotation. This is a big trade for both teams and will have instant implications with the odds that they have in contending for a title in 2023.

The Mavericks received a boost to their title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. They have +1200 odds to win the 2023 NBA Championship, which is the eighth-best in the league. The Nets now have quite the hole to fill, but their odds didn’t take a huge hit. The Nets have +2500 odds to win the championship this season and are tied for the 10th best odds with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Along with Kyrie, Dallas is also getting Markieff Morris. The Mavericks are sending multiple draft picks, as well as Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith in the deal.