Well, we should have known this was going to happen, but we have some rumors that Kyrie Irving might want to team up with LeBron James again, which, since James has a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for at least two seasons more, it seems to imply that Irving has at least some level of interest in letting the Boston Celtics join LA as a free agent in the NBA as well.
The signs began a few weeks ago when James mentioned Irving as one of the dozens of good players he would like to play with. Then, Irving publicly announced that he had called James to apologize for his behavior as a young player, to which James followed a video of himself while signing "Rewind" while tagging Irving on Instagram:
Now, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, there are signs that Irving might want to re-team with James:
A source close to the Celtics confirmed that Kyrie Irving is really interested in meeting with his former teammate of the Cavaliers. "That's for real," said the source.
But is it really possible for Irving to rejoin James in the Lakers? A lot will depend on how it runs out for the next week and a half before the NBA trade deadline of February 7.
As everyone who has not been living under a rock knows, and if you just escaped being stuck in a rock, congratulations, but you should probably be reading something more important than this as your first article of freedom: Anthony Davis just read. He demanded that the New Orleans pelicans trade him, which many speculate is a forerunner of him that demands to end specifically with the Lakers.
If the Lakers trade for Davis, they may not have enough space left in the limit to get Irving, depending on what bad contracts the Pelicans force them to recover as part of the trade. However, as Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report recently pointed out, there is a scenario that would allow the Lakers to get Davis and almost give Irving the maximum:
If Johnson and Pelinka traded everyone who was not James and Davis, the Lakers would have a $ 30.5 million projected top spot to work in July, just shy of the $ 32.7 million maximum they would need for Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard or Klay. Thompson.
That would hinder the construction of the rest of the list, but a team with Davis, Irving and James would not need a cast of support with great talent to be very special. The public flirtations of James and Irving also seem to be rather brazen bread crumbs, as if Hansel and Gretel had dropped whole baguettes to mark their path instead of just small bites, so it seems there is a lot of fire for this smoke.
We'll see if the Lakers can line up everything, but now it seems they have a real chance to put together a very special team, even if that would mean basically sacrificing everyone on their current roster. For James, Davis and Irving, it would be worth it.
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