The Brooklyn Nets have been in the spotlight ever since All-Star guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade this past offseason. After months of speculation, it appears the Nets are finally making progress in the trade talks.
According to ESPN, the Los Angeles Clippers have joined the trade talks for Irving. The Clippers join a list of teams that includes the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns who are all reportedly interested in acquiring the veteran guard.
CBS Sports has reported that the Lakers, Mavericks, and Suns are the most likely landing spots for Irving due to the current state of their respective teams. However, the Clippers could also be a viable option as they have the assets to make a trade.
In addition, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported that Irving is willing to sit out the season if he is not traded. This could be a major factor in the trade talks as teams may be hesitant to give up too much for a player who could potentially sit out the season.
With the trade talks heating up, the Nets are trying to focus on anything but Irving’s future. As one team official said, “No idea, I just work here.”
Only time will tell what the Nets decide to do with Irving, but it appears they are finally making progress in the trade talks.