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Lakers and Nets GMs seen talking as Kyrie Irving trade rumors swirl

The final week-plus has seen all types of Kyrie Irving commerce rumors, most of which have related him, basic supervisor Sean Marks and the Brooklyn Nets to the one and solely group that seems to have curiosity: The Los Angeles Lakers.

There have been experiences that the Lakers thought a deal was nearly achieved final weekend, scuttlebutt that the 2 sides might loop the San Antonio Spurs into a sophisticated, multi-team deal, and whispers of disagreement inside the Lakers’ mind belief over whether or not or not Irving is the very best goal for the group. It is all hung over NBA summer season league in Las Vegas, with Russell Westbrook and LeBron James watching on from reverse sides of the world on Friday night time as followers chanted for basic supervisor Rob Pelinka to commerce his personal disgruntled level guard for Brooklyn’s.

So with that context — and a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN throughout Friday’s broadcast that “the Nets and Lakers are actually not engaged proper now on Kyrie Irving” — it’s notable that Pelinka and Marks have been captured having what seemed to be a fairly participating dialog proper subsequent to Woj himself throughout Saturday afternoon’s video games.

Previous to that dialog, nonetheless, Marc Stein was the most recent to report that we should not essentially maintain our breath for an imminent Irving commerce (through Substack):

League sources preserve that the Nets are A) targeted on attempting to assemble a palatable Kevin Durant commerce earlier than continuing to Irving eventualities and B) adamant of their resistance to taking again Westbrook in a theoretical Irving swap with out, for starters, some first-round draft compensation added by the Lakers. Westbrook, bear in mind, is scheduled to earn practically $11 million greater than Irving subsequent season, which might price Brooklyn an extra $50 million as soon as luxury-tax penalties are factored in based on a chunk earlier this week from my Bleacher Report colleague Jake Fischer.

So, with all that stated… What do you assume Pelinka and Marks have been discussing? I am guessing their favourite frozen yogurt spots, however I am certain all of you seasoned lip readers can have some extra artistic concepts within the feedback beneath.

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