The Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored to be involved in a trade for Kyrie Irving, and now the framework of the trade is beginning to take shape. According to Bleacher Report, the trade would include Russell Westbrook, as well as the 27th and 29th picks in the upcoming draft.
The news of Irving’s trade request has been met with a variety of reactions, including from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who said that the Nets should not be too quick to give Irving away.
Tristan Thompson, a former teammate of Irving’s, said that he texted Irving about reuniting on the Lakers.
The news of Irving’s trade request was first reported by CBS Sports, who said that Irving had requested a trade from the Nets.
ESPN has since reported that Irving has asked the Nets for a trade ahead of the deadline.
The full details of the trade remain to be seen, but it is clear that the Lakers are in the mix and that the trade could involve multiple players and picks.