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Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets will stay together, no more trade talks

By James Brown

Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets will stay together, no more trade talks

Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets decided to move forward together. This means Kyrie Irving won't be traded.

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It seems that after all the drama from this offseason, it finally came to an end. Kevin Durant's trade was the first domino piece that should've fallen, for multiple trades to happen, including a possible Kyrie Irving to the Lakers. However, it is now been announced by the Brooklyn Nets that the all-star and the team have decided to move forward together, which means that there are not going to be as many moves as we've wanted.

According to the Brooklyn Nets Twitter Account, general managers, Sean Marks, Steve Nash, alongside owners Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai met with Kevin Durant to discuss the situation. “We have agreed to move forward with our partnership,” Brooklyn’s general manager Sean Marks wrote in a statement. “We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”

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The news about Durant staying with the Brooklyn Nets also means that the trade for Kyrie Irving will no longer happen. The Nets front office made it clear that they didn't want to trade the all-star player as the combination of Durant and Irving, alongside Simmons, can definitely dominate the league and have a deep run into the playoffs. As for the Lakers, they had put all their chips on the table for Irving and it didn't pay off.

Now that Kyrie Irving will no longer be available for the Lakers, they should start looking for other pieces elsewhere. There is still the chance to trade for the Indiana Pacers duo of Myles Turner and Buddy Hield. Utah Jazz' Donovan Mitchell might also be an option for the Purple and Gold. But something is clear. the Lakers can no longer wait and see. They should make a move that upgrades the roster before training camp.

What player should the Lakers trade for?

One thing is clear, the Lakers have a below-average roster in the NBA right now. With the news of Irving no longer being an option for the team, the front office must look elsewhere. There have been reports that link the team with Zach Levine from the Bulls and Klay Thompson from the Warriors. Either player can make an immediate impact but they are not a guarantee deal. The Lakers should consider trading for lesser names that can play the role of assistants to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.




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