Kyrie Irving delivered his trade request to the Nets on Friday after both sides failed to reach an agreement on an extension.
If the team does decide to part ways with the dynamic point guard, they won’t do any deals with at least one team in the league no matter what. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, the Nets will never make a deal with the Knicks.
“Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets have an understanding with the New York Knicks, they’ll never do a deal with New York,” Smith said. “That’s what I’ve been told directly.”
Shams Charania of The Athletic said the Lakers, Mavericks, and Suns have emerged as suitors for Irving.
The Los Angeles Lakers have already made one move when they sent three second-round picks and Kendrick Nunn to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Rui Hachimura. While that is a good deal, it does not put them in the championship conversation.
The newest demand should reignite the Russell Westbrook-Irving trade possibility, which was discussed heavily last summer.
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