Lakers Beef Up Offer to Acquire Nets Star Kyrie Irving: Report

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Kyrie Irving attempted to clear the air with LeBron James.

It’s no secret the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to upgrade their roster as they go on another championship run, and one of the ways they can do that is a trade for Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving.

Irving and the Lakers have been linked together in the past, and that would make a lot of sense considering him and LeBron James won a championship together in Cleveland. Irving’s problems have been well documented over the past several years, but his talent has never been in question.

With Kevin Durant’s trade request looming over the Nets, the best case scenario for the team might be to trade both of their starts and try to get something back in return.

The Lakers have reportedly improved their offer to include their two first round picks for 2027 and 2029, according to New York Daily News reporter Kristian Winfield.

Lakers Try Harder

As far as fans know, the Lakers are the only team who have actively tried to acquire Irving, so in a way they might be bidding against themselves. The Nets have been unwilling to trade Irving for Russell Westbrook, a trade the Lakers would love to make, but now the offer is getting sweeter.

“Elsewhere, there doesn’t appear to be much traction on a Durant deal, though the Los Angeles Lakers are now reportedly willing to include both 2027 and 2029 first-round draft picks in a deal for Kyrie Irving