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Brian Windhorst Believes Kyrie Irving Will Force His Way To The Lakers To Make Big Three With LeBron James And Anthony Davis

Brian Windhorst Believes Kyrie Irving Will Force His Way To The Lakers To Make Big Three With LeBron James And Anthony Davis

The Brooklyn Nets could have been a dynasty with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden on the squad. However, it has all ended quite dramatically with no success for the franchise to look back on. James Harden left earlier this year and now both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may be on their way out.

Durant requested a trade away from the team in a stunning move considering the length of his contract with the Nets. Irving wanted to move on earlier but accepted his player option to play with KD. With Durant leaving, Irving will happily switch over to the team that has been his number one choice for a while, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN has reported that the trade could actually be possible with Russell Westbrook being the outgoing piece from the Lakers. According to Windhorst, Kyrie is also trying to force his way out of Brooklyn to join the Lakers with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 

"As Ive talked to the executives, they believe the price for Kyrie Irving is going down. Before when the Nets were considering trades, they had considered keeping the team at a certain level with Durant. Now that Durant is likely going to leave the team, the price for Kyrie Irving on a rental situation is going to drop." 

"Definitely look for the Los Angeles Lakers. They were interested when he was a free agent and they'll be interested now. The only trade that makes sense now is the Russell Westbrook one. The trade would add 11 million to the Nets salary, which means the Lakers may have to incentivise the trade with a draft pick.

The Lakers will be in a very interesting situation if they can pull this off. They will become serious contenders once again, especially with the free agents they have signed this off-season on small contracts to make up a supporting cast.