The Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers continue discussing a deal for NBA superstar Kyrie Irving. According to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, the Lakers will need to include more than one first-round picks to land Irving.
“I think in any Russ trade, it’s gonna require draft compensation. From what I’ve been told, the Lakers do not want to give up that second first-round pick.
I think if they were willing to do two first-round picks, Kyrie would be a Laker right now,” Buha reports, via Aikansh Chaudhary of Fadeaway World.
With LeBron James putting pressure on the team to trade for Kyrie Irving, the Lakers know they will need a lucrative package to sign the 7-time All-Star.
Aside from Russell Westbrook, though, the 17-time NBA champions are not willing to include multiple first-round picks to the deal. Talks remain ongoing, though, and things can change quickly.