It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are the most concrete avenue for Kyrie Irving. After the request of a trade of Kevin Durant, the menu also appears on the departure of the Brooklyn Nets. And the Angelenos are, for the moment, the most insistent on the file.
However, a deal remains complex to set up. The presence of a third team is essential in particular to find a way out Russell Westbrook. And in addition to the former Oklahoma City Thunder star, the Lakers must agree to give up assets to satisfy the Nets and this famous third formation.
The crux of the problem… According to information from ESPN journalist Dave McMenamin, discussions between the two teams have not progressed. Why ? Because the Californians are reluctant to sacrifice everything for the native of Melbourne.
Currently, to get Irving back, Los Angeles likely needs to put together a package consisting of Westbrook, two first-round NBA Draft picks (2027 and 2029), and a youngster (Talen Horton Tucker ?). A price to pay that is obviously too high for the taste of Rob Pelinka.
Does the Lakers boss have concerns about the instability of Kyrie Irving? In any case, the file stagnates precisely.
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