According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets have actually gotten no traction on a trade focused around Kyrie Irving.
Charania appeared on the “Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday to talk about NBA news and the Nets’ offseason stories because of Kevin Durant’s smash hit trade demand. His report comes 3 days after Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Lakers and Nets are “actively engaged” in an Irving-Russell Westbrook trade bundle.
“There’s no traction on any type of a Lakers deal for Kyrie Irving,” Charania stated. “There’s nothing new on that, and I’m not quite sure we’re gonna see that take place.”
It appeared as if Irving was devoted to the Nets for the 2022-23 season after deciding into his 1 year gamer alternative recently, however the tables turned following Durant’s trade demand.
Charania went on to state that Durant’s position on a trade demand has actually not altered, and there has actually been “no signal” that Durant will rescind his demand. Charania kept in mind, “if anything, that stance is expected to continue throughout this offseason.”
The NBA expert declared the Nets are running as if Durant and Irving will stay with the group next season. The Nets signed T.J. Warren and Edmond Sumner on Tuesday and re-signed Patty Mills and Nic Claxton throughout Thursday’s very first day of totally free company.
Brooklyn is “open” to discussion with other groups however will not trade Durant up until the rate limit of “All-Star-type players [and] a boat load of draft picks” is fulfilled, according to Charania.
Charania’s declarations match the reporting of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who appeared on SportsCenter Sunday to declare no traction in between the Nets and Lakers on an offer surrounding Irving.
Wojnarowski insinuated that the Nets may stay client whens it comes to both Irving and Durant with the hope of getting a much better offer. While the Lakers and Nets appear to be on opposite sides, for the time being, a trade focused around Irving is definitely a possibility.