NBA: Durant, Irving … LeBron James makes a huge decision
While he has just extended his contract for two more years with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James hoped to welcome Kyrie Irving to California. The Lakers winger is said to be eagerly awaiting his former teammate. On the playmaker’s side, the Brooklyn Nets would no longer trust him and a departure could not be ruled out.
LeBron James has just extended his contract for two more years with the Los Angeles Lakers and the King had requested sports guarantees before signing. Of course, the Lakers had accepted his request, assuring him of a competitive team in the short term. Thus, the leaders of Angelinos would do everything possible to accommodate the King’s requests.
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Kyrie Irving priority of LeBron James
On the side of King, we would already have a player in mind to strengthen the workforce and would have made it his priority. In effect, LeBron James would have done Kyrie Irving one of his number 1 desires. Brooklyn Nets and former team-mate of the winger Lakers would be at odds with his club, which would no longer have any confidence in him. While the transaction will be complicated, the King would campaign internally to find his former partner at the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the deal could probably happen only after the trade of Kevin Durant, LeBron James would therefore agree to wait, according to the journalist fromESPN Dave McMenamin. He adds that the player would even be aware of the complexity of the case.
Kyrie Irving no longer has the confidence of his club
Whereas LeBron James wish to see Kyrie Irving singer at Los Angels Lakersthe journalist from ESPN, Nick Friedellexplained that the Brooklyn Nets would no longer trust his playmaker. Good news for the player, who hopes for a favorable outcome “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 especially to see all these players manage to play at their best level, all together. » he confided recently. Last season, the player was unable to play home games during the play-offs because he refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Lakers ready to trade 2027 and 2029 draft picks?
In order to be able to carry out this trade, the Los Angeles Lakers would be willing to trade their two picks in the first round of the Draft 2027 and 2029. While LeBron James had decided to remain patient in this deal, the boss of the Lakers, Rob Pelinka, should not be pressured. But he will not have the right to make mistakes while the King wants to have a squad worthy of winning the NBA.