Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Kyrie Irving has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. According to Shams Charania of the Athletic Kyrie Irving no longer wants to be part of the Nets franchise. Irving is hopeful that he gets traded before the trade deadline on February 9th. If he doesn’t get traded before the deadline the former NBA champ is planning to leave in free agency.
The Nets are one of the potential contenders for the NBA championship with Kyrie Irving performing exceptionally well. Kyrie is averaging 27 points, 5 boards and 6 assists per game. Nets are positioned 4th in the Eastern Conference winning 31 games. Kyrie’s trade request before the trade deadline surprised everyone.
As per the recent reports by NBA insider Kyrie Irving prefers to be a Laker. Kyrie wants to team up with his former teammate and best friend Lebron James. Lebron James and his team Los Angeles Lakers are positioned 12th in the Western Conference winning 25 games and losing 28. The trade package if Kyrie Irving gets traded to Los Angeles Lakers is Kyrie Irving and Patty Mills gets traded to LA Lakers and in return Brooklyn Nets get Russell Westbrook, 2026 1st round pick and 2028 1st round pick.
Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat also emerge as potential contenders to get Kyrie Irving before the trade deadline. let us look at the potential trade package for Kyrie Irving if he gets traded to either of the teams.
Phoenix Suns Potential trade package for Kyrie Irving
The Suns were in the NBA finals two years ago but failed to win the championship. The package includes trading Chris Paul from the suns and two role players for Kyrie Irving. Chris Paul will turn 38 years old and with the suns likely to get a new owner, the owner might want the Suns to be competitive.
Kyrie is a perfect fit in Phoenix with long range shooters like Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton. Chris Paul alongside Kevin Durant could be a surprise duo with lots of experience on their side could keep the Nets in the hunt for a potential title run.
Dallas Mavericks Potential trade package for Kyrie Irving
Dallas Mavericks need support and a backup ball handler to reduce the workload of Luka Doncic. Kyrie could the perfect ally to Luka Doncic. The Nets in return get former Brooklyn Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie and Josh Green in the package.
Luka and Kyrie could be one of the most deadly duo’s in the league. Kyrie’s elite ball handling skills and Luka’s shooting could be a nightmare for the opponents. A first round pick might also be in consideration by the Nets.
Miami Heat Potential trade package for Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving could be the one last piece that Miami might be looking for to win a championship. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving are of the best duo’s on the court. Miami could trade Kyle Lowry, their 2022 first round pick Nikola Jovic and role players to make the salary work. Lowry could be a great fit alongside Kevin Durant.
Both Durant and Lowry won a championship in Golden Sate and Toronto respectively. The veterans could guide the young Nets squad to the playoff’s. Nikola Jovic is poor on defense and needs to put some weight on.