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Kyrie Irving's future: Lakers the only team with serious interest in him

Kyrie Irving's future: Lakers the only team with serious interest in him

Kyrie Irving is at the centre of most rumours surrounding the NBA this summer. He is the star name on the market, and his contract situation is far from clear.

If he does not renew with the Brooklyn Nets, it would be easy to assume that the 29 remaining NBA teams would love to have him.

However, not everyone has the ability to sign him, nor would Irving be willing to leave for just any team. The point guard has leaked the teams he would like to play for if he leaves the Nets this summer.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers are on Kyrie‘s list. In that order.

But not even all the teams on that shortlist are interested in signing Irving, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

To Get Up!, Wojnarowski explained: “That list, in terms of teams like Dallas, Philadelphia, the Clippers… I don’t think there’s interest there.

“The Knicks have some priorities way ahead of Kyrie Irving, like Jalen Brunson.

“And Dallas, they’re trying to clear the [salary] cap and look for room to sign a free agent. That’s not Kyrie Irving right now.”

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Other solutions for Kyrie

“I think the only team with serious interest in Kyrie Irving is the Lakers,” Wojnarowski said. “There is no sign-and-trade scenario with Brooklyn that makes sense.

“Unless the Lakers want to offer Anthony Davis in a sign-and-trade, which the Nets would accept. But that’s not going to happen.

“So, if you’re Kyrie Irving and you wait to get to the Lakers, you cancel your contract next week and sign a $6 million waiver that the Lakers have available.”

Irving’s controversies aren’t putting the Lakers off

Kyrie Irving is one of the greatest talents in the NBA today, no one doubts that, but the fact that he has been involved in too many controversies in recent years is putting off a number of potential suitors.

The Lakers don’t seem to be swayed by his reputation though, and are confident that he could reignite his old glory if he joins LeBron James, with whom he won a ring with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

Source: Marca

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