The Los Angeles Lakers are in the thick of Kyrie Irving trade rumors, but they are not the only team that is there that would love him on their squad.
It seems that the Lakers have some competition, as there are “several suitors involved,” according to NBA insider Shams Charania. Two of them are the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.
“Kyrie Irving is one guy who I think we got to pay attention to,” said Charania. “He has several suitors involved when you talk about Lakers, Sixers, Mavericks.”
Irving opted into his player option for this season in late June and it had everybody thinking that Kevin Durant and Irving would be running it back next season. Durant would soon demand a trade and everything changed.
A trade to the Sixers would reunite Irving with former teammate James Harden. A star trio of Irving, Harden, and Joel Embiid could make Philadelphia the favorite to win the Eastern Conference in the 2022-23 season.
However, a trade to the Mavs would give the franchise two of the most prolific scores in the entire NBA.
Pairing Irving with LeBron James could result in a championship again as we have seen in the past.