The Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving is likely to get acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. The Lakes know that they will not be receiving the services of their superstar, LeBron James, for a long time now. The 19-time NBA All-Star is likely to retire very soon. The Lakers would like to bid him farewell with a championship in his hands, and they are working to make it happen.
The Lakers won a title in 2020, and they were going well last season as well but they got knocked out by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals. The Lakers have a great roster, and their stars have been performing for them. All they need is a little better effort from other players. Will signing Irving fix things for them? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Lakers involving Kyrie Irving.
What would the Lakers offer for Kyrie Irving?
The Lakers are expected to offer D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Jarred Vanderbilt, and a 2029 first-round pick in exchange for the Mavericks’ #11. The Lakers tried to land the 31-year-old last season as well, but the Mavericks acquired him. Can the Lakers get him on their roster this time?
The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing a deal to acquire the Dallas Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving , sources tell ESPN. Irving is opting into his $36M contract for 2023-2024 and getting his trade to the Lakers.
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How did Kyrie Irving perform last season?
The former LeBron teammate played 20 games for the Mavericks last season and averaged 26.9 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc. He also made 40 appearances for the Nets last season and charted 27.1 points, 5.3 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per game. His stats are brilliant, and the Lakers would be delighted to add him to their roster.
Why would the Lakers like to sign Kyrie Irving?
The Lakers are looking for a player who can complement LeBron well and since Irving has already played with him, the Lakers would consider the 31-year-old to be the perfect fit for their squad. He can also provide the support that the Lakers are trying to find for their duo.
Will the Lakers succeed in winning a title with the 8-time NBA All-Star? How long will the Lakers enjoy the services of LeBron? We’ll keep you updated.