Arrived in 2019 to help the Brooklyn Nets win their first NBA title in their history, Kyrie Irving could well pack up this summer. The 30-year-old playmaker is, like Kevin Durant, regularly mentioned about leaving in recent days. His situation would not have escaped the Los Angeles Lakers, who would be on the lookout. Besides, team executives like LeBron James would push for this trade to happen.
In 2019, the Brooklyn Nets had decided to set up a huge project with a very specific goal: to get the first title NBA of its history. For this, the New York franchise has given itself the means to achieve this by recruiting Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving This year. The two players were then joined by James Harden two years later. However, things did not quite go as planned for the Brooklyn Nets these last years. The men of Steve Nash have never reached even the conference final despite their duo – which turned into a trio – of shock. Judging not to be recognized at its fair value among net, James Harden preferred to leave the ship last February to join the philadelphia 76ers of Joel Embiid in exchange for Ben Simmons. But the departures may well not stop there on the side of Brooklyn. Indeed, Kevin Durant would have claimed his trade, and Kyrie Irving might as well pack up. The latter would arouse the interest of Los Angeles Lakers. The players of the franchise would also do their best to see him land in California.
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Lakers executives push for Kyrie Irving trade
According to information from Dan Woike and of Broderick Turnertwo journalists from Los Angeles Timesthe executives of Los Angeles Lakers would do the forcing so that the trade of Kyrie Irving take place. If no name has been mentioned, one can imagine that LeBron James would push forUncle Drew treads the floor again at his side. The 30-year-old playmaker has already evolved alongside the King when they played for Cleveland Cavaliers between 2014 and 2017. The two players had also managed to win a title NBA in 2016, in the face of Golden State Warriors of a certain Stephen Curry. Anthony Davistoo, could well be one of those executives pushing for an arrival of Kyrie Irving at the Los Angeles Lakers this summer.
The Miami Heat is also in the game
However, the team coached by Darvin Ham would not be the only franchise to want to secure the services ofUncle Drew. Indeed, the Miami Heat would also think of Kyrie Irving to strengthen their ranks. According to ESPNa trade with Kyle Lowry would not be to be ruled out to attract the 30-year-old playmaker to Florida. Pat Rileythe president of Miami Heatwould not be afraid of the tarnished reputation of the former Boston Celtics and could well take the bet and associate it with Jimmy Butler.
Lakers still on pole
But for the moment, Kevin Durant seems to be the priority Miami Heat. The Los Angeles Lakersmeanwhile, would be in pole position to secure the services of Kyrie Irving according ESPN. It remains to be seen whether the franchise will be able to set up an operation that will be able to convince the Brooklyn Nets to let go Uncle Drew this summer. If not, the Los Angeles Lakers could well wait until next year, since Kyrie Irving will be free of any contract at that time. To be continued…