Nets, Lakers Talking Kyrie Irving-Russell Westbrook Trade

Kyrie Irving to the Lakers in exchange for Russell Westbrook? It’s a very real possibility.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, league sources say “the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets are actively engaged in discussions on a trade package that would send star point guard Russell Westbrook to Brooklyn in exchange for star point guard Kyrie Irving.”

Now that would be a big one.

Haynes further reports that league sources indicated while there is confidence on both sides, obstacles remain.

Per Haynes:

“Draft compensation is an ongoing talking point for the Nets and they want shooting guard Joe Harris — who is recovering from left ankle surgery — and his remaining $38.6 million owed over the next two years included in the deal, sources said.

“The Lakers have been disinclined to the inclusion of Harris, and are instead seeking the insertion of sharpshooter Seth Curry as part of the arrangement, sources said.”

This is a developing story.



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