Draft Compensation Reportedly Holding Up Kyrie Irving to the Lakers Trade

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SJ - July 13, 2022

Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn.  He's told the Nets as much.  That means Kyrie Irving's time with the Nets is also likely coming to an end.

One team interested in adding Kyrie is the Los Angeles Lakers.  At one point in time a reunion with LeBron James would have been out of the question.  It might be closer than everyone realizes.

According to reports, another first-round pick added to a trade offer for Kyrie would be enough to get him into a Lakers uniform.  Los Angeles hasn't been willing to meet Brooklyn's demands just yet.

Kyrie and LeBron back on the same roster would be interesting to watch.  Not just to see how they perform on the court, but to see if they can get along off of it.

Who knows if a deal will get done.  I doubt the Lakers throw in another first-round pick for Kyrie.


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