During an appearance Tuesday on the Pat McAfee Show, Charania casted doubt on whether will Irving wind up in L.A., noting he’s “not quite sure” a deal will take place.
“There’s no traction on any type of a Lakers deal for Kyrie Irving. So there’s nothing new on that. And I’m not quite sure we’re going to see that take place,” Charania said of a prospective deal.
Irving seemed ready to run it back with the Nets when he told Charania he was picking up his $36.5 million player option for 2022-23.
That mindset seemingly changed when Kevin Durant demanded a trade from the team.
Over the weekend, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported the two teams were “actively engaged” in talks over a swap of Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irvin: “There’s palpable optimism that an agreement can be struck between the two sides this offseason, but there remain a few hurdles, sources said.”
However, Brian Lewis of the New York Post followed up to report that “any talk of a deal being close to done as premature.”
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