NBA: The Lakers’ XXL plan for Kyrie Irving revealed
Eager to leave the Brooklyn Nets, like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving was on the Los Angeles Lakers shortlist where LeBron James claimed him. In the end, the deal never happened. If Brooklyn seems reluctant to keep him, the Lakers have already planned everything to afford Kyrie Irving… next year!
The TV series Kyrie Irving will have been talking about all summer. In parallel with the situation of Kevin Durant who has long asked to leave the Brooklyn Nets, Irving also asked from the New York franchise. On the side of Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, extended until 2024, wanted its leaders to position themselves on the file. After winning a championship title NBA under the jersey of Cleveland Cavaliers next to Kyrie Irving in 2016, LeBron James saw himself finding his friend to replace a Russell Westbrook in perdition.
A deal that never happened
In the end, the file quickly calmed down. The negotiations between the leaders of the Lakers and those of net never went very far, enough to call the deal into question. Especially since with the desires from elsewhere to Kevin Durant, brooklyn could hardly see himself doing without Kyrie Irving, even after a season truncated by his vaccine beliefs. However, some journalists evoke the opposite concerning the American leader…
The Nets no longer want Kyrie Irving
Journalist for ESPN, Nick Friedell is not so optimistic Kyrie Irving : “ Kyrie has to show that he wants to play, that he wants to be part of this team, every day. But above all, he must find his true level, the one of which he is capable. But the thing is, he hasn’t shown that in recent years. Is it possible to regain that trust? Absolutely. Kyrie remains a very talented player, one of the best point guards of this era. That being said, the Nets don’t trust him. It has broken down over time. I will be the first surprised if this confidence is able to return to this group, but above all to see all these players manage to play at their best level, all together “.
The “belief” is that the #Lakers are trying to keep as much cap space available next summer for Kyrie Irving when he becomes a free agent. LA will “try” their best in any trade to not take back any long-term salary past this year. (via @MikeAScotto on @LateNightLakers Spaces)
— 🦉 Lakers Vino (@VinoUncorked) September 1, 2022
A plan already tied up for the Lakers?
Enough to revive the rumors of an arrival at Los Angeles Lakers, especially since the option still seems possible. According Michael Scottoeditor for the NBA, the Californian franchise would have a plan in mind. ” The “belief” within the league is that the Lakers are trying to keep as much salary room available as possible for next summer, with the goal of signing Kyrie Irving once he becomes a free agent. LA will “do their best” not to recover any long-term wages that will expire beyond the season in any trade “, he launches in remarks relayed by Let’s talk basketball. Until then, LeBron James have time to move on. And Kyrie Irving to win a title with Brooklyn Netswho knows…