While several names are sent to the Lakers, including Kyrie Irving, the franchise has not been able to reach an agreement for the moment. Rob Pelinka wants to make sure he follows multiple leads, including one that leads to a big name on the Western Conference side. The reunion with LeBron James could be special.
Eager to improve their workforce, the Lakers have already struck since the beginning of July, with no less than 5 arrivals. We find there in particular Lonnie Walker, but the front office has not yet finished. Rob Pelinka has confirmed in person that he will have new locations once agreements are reached. After his big Summer League, a Scotty Pippen Jr could be rewarded for example.
But for the fans, it’s a big trade that is expected: that of Kyrie Irving. The leader is regularly sent to the side of the City of Angels, except that the Nets are difficult in negotiations, and want a good counterpart. Another fact that changes everything? The Lakers refuse to give in on a rather surprising detail. If the exchange rate because of this, we can be sure that the fans will be very annoyed.
A surprising arrival in sight for the Lakers?
Irvin? He is not the only target for the Pourpre et Or, who has been following several leads for some time. One of them also leads on the side of Jazz, with the recent arrival: Patrick Beverley. The latter was traded in Rudy Gobert’s trade, and he could already move in the coming weeks. There is interest in the former Clipper, but the Lakers aren’t alone.
In his latest article for Bleacher Report, Jake Fischer confirms that the Angelinos have competition over Beverley. The Heat appreciate his profile very much:
Patrick Beverley is also a strong candidate to be traded in the coming weeks. The former Wolves player has sparked interest in the market, along with the Lakers and the Heat. The Sixers are also recognized by the veteran.
Such a defensive player? It wouldn’t be too much for the Lakers. It remains to be seen whether the Jazz is a seller, which is surely the case, and against what? Be careful though, Miami is in on it, even if it won’t surprise anyone. A defender capable of trash-talking on the floor? The marriage seems perfect with the Florida franchise.
Lol of course the heat is there 😹
— Goat LeFrauds (➿-0) ➐ (@LeMickeyBurnerr) July 13, 2022
Yes of course the Heat are interested 😹
Patrick Beverley may not stay long at the Jazz, with a relatively present interest in the leader. The Lakers are in the game, but they have to deal with stiff competition on this file. A soap opera to follow closely in the coming weeks.