Lakers Make Final Decision on Anthony Davis in Kyrie Irving Trade Proposal
June 26, 2022
Many NBA fans believe that the Los Angeles Lakers should trade Anthony Davis to another team. Yes, Russell Westbrook is still making the biggest headlines. Rob Pelinka will be super busy in the offseason.
LA may go after Kyrie Irving in the offseason. The Brooklyn Nets veteran is in a terrible position now. He missed a big chunk of the regular season due to COVID protocols and the Nets have yet to make a decision on his future with the franchise.
Getting Irving won’t be that easy. The Lakers will have to include a big name to the trade. One thing stands for sure. AD won’t go anywhere. According to Zach Lowe, the Lakers won’t trade Davis to get Irving.
Lakers want Anthony Davis on the team, can’t afford Irving
The Lakers don’t have too much money to get Irving. They can’t afford another pricey superstar. Of course, Irving could change the whole situation and force his way out.
Adrian Wojnarowski discussed the Lakers’ chance to get Irving and their cap space.
Irving could be a good addition for the Lakers, but Woj wouldn’t bet on this trade.
“The Lakers, except for they go out and really do some creative things financially, they can’t pay him more than $6 million next season. Now they could clear some cap space and sign him to an extension down the road, but you’re essentially looking at a $30 million pay cut to walk away from this Brooklyn team, to opt out. As Bobby said, just opting in to get a sign-and-trade somewhere, it’s a very complicated scenario.”
We have a feeling that all the buzz surrounding Irving will end here. He will probably stay in Brooklyn and do his thing with the franchise.
How will the Lakers handle their issues? The only thing we can do is sit and wait for an update.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.