The Los Angeles Lakers are being linked with a potential deal for Kyrie Irving after the superstar point guard got into an impasse with the Brooklyn Nets over a potential extension.
However, despite the rumors to the contrary, Zach Lowe has reported that the Lakers are not interested in including Anthony Davis as part of a commercial package for Irving – or any other star for that matter.
“I have been informed of the uncertainty clause that Anthony Davis will not be traded. So get rid of that, let alone be exchanged for Kyrie Irving,” Lowe said on a June 24 episode of The Lowe Post podcast.
Anthony has been the subject of recent criticism after another season when injury forced him off the field, and the fact that the Lakers were unable to appear after the season. However, it seems the front office is fully committed to keeping their star front, and is looking to design their roster to highlight his and LeBron Jame’s skill sets.
Davis recently had a disappointing admission
After missing more than half of the regular season, you could be forgiven for expecting Davis to go back to the lab and start working on his body and game. However, it appears those expectations have not been met, as the Lakers star forward recently admitted that he hasn’t touched a basketball since before the end of the regular season.
“I haven’t shot a basketball since April, like maybe April 5,” Davis said in an episode of the YouTube Vlog “The Nuke Squad’s”
For a player seen by many as Los Angeles’ long-term solution after LeBron retires or moves on to a new project elsewhere in the league, Davis’ seeming lack of commitment is unsettling and sure. sure to upset many fan groups.
However, there’s nothing wrong with taking a little basketball break, especially if you’re trying to give your body plenty of time to recover. But still, hearing Davis make such an accidental admission is hard to swallow.
Adrian Wojnarowski doubts Kyrie coming to Lakers
Another sticking point in any potential deal for Kyrie is that the Lakers currently don’t have limited space to sign him in free agency, meaning they’ll need the Nets to play ball on a single deal. potential contracting services – and those types of deals that come with their own set of obstacles and pitfalls.
“The Lakers, except that they go out and really do some creative things financially, they can’t pay him more than $6 million next season. Now they can clear some cap space and sign him to widen the road, but you’re basically looking at a $30 million pay cut to leave this Brooklyn team, to opt out. family. Like Bobby said, just opt-in to sign and trade somewhere, it’s a very complicated scenario,” Adrian Wojnarowski said on a June 24 episode of NBA Today.
Of course, there are paths the Lakers could explore, but none of them are straightforward, but if they are sold with the idea of adding Kyrie to their current rotation and believe he has Possibly the missing piece to a new championship puzzle, we can expect them to pursue the Nets defender throughout the summer. But at least now we know that Davis won’t be involved in any package deals, for Kyrie Irving or anyone else.
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