In this article, we will discuss all NBA Teams that are interested in taking Kyrie Irving. What the heck is going on in Brooklyn? Whatever happened to “scary hours”? The Nets are in shambles after KD already asked his way out of the team. As for Kyrie, well, sooner or later, he probably is going to leave soon. It’s only a matter of time until these two superstars go their separate ways.

The two enigmas of the NBA are making quite the fuss in the offseason. To say that KD and Kyrie are the biggest stars available in the market is an understatement. Moreover, there are already a lot of teams who want to take Durant into their roster, but the 32-year-old scoring machine is keeping to himself. Although Kyrie hasn’t negotiated with the Nets yet, who do you think should take Kyrie Irving?

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Los Angeles Lakers

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LeBron a.k.a. LeGM is reportedly pushing for a reunion between him and Kyrie in Hollywood. Since the Russ-LeBron-AD project was a failure, it’s high time that the Lakers let go of Russell Westbrook.

Although most fans think that Kyrie is much better than Russ, this is not a question of who’s better than who. The real problem is “WHO IS THE BETTER FIT” for the team. We saw how deadly LeBron and Kyrie can be when they are on-sync, how much more if Anthony Davis is healthy? However, they will only be able to acquire Kyrie through a sign-and-trade deal from the Nets, meaning they can straight up swap Russ (plus some picks or Austin Reaves/Talen Horton-Tucker) for Kyrie.

Among all of the teams listed here, the Lakers have the highest chance of taking Kyrie. But, both camps haven’t reached an official agreement yet, so we might have to take this one with a grain of salt.


New York Knicks

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A team in the East might be a great spot for Kyrie Irving’s talents. According to the 30-year-old all-star point guard, he specified the New York Knicks is one of his desired teams to play for.

But, after the Knicks have signed Jalen Brunson for an enormous 5-year/$104 Million contract, they’re going to have to reconsider their roster. Did you know that the New York Knicks has the biggest revenue which makes it the biggest market team in the league? But, the Knicks doesn’t have a single superstar on their team. No offense to Julius Randle, but he is no superstar. They have a pretty decent team, but they need a closer and a true leader on the court. However, Kyrie has caused a lot of off-court problems and as mentioned, he is an enigma. He is even dubbed as a “diva” by some. As great as he is on the court, he could be a liability in the Knicks locker room.


Dallas Mavericks

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The Mavs, who are currently being led by Luka Doncic are on pace to become the next big thing in the league. After the signing of Christian Wood, the team already looks ready for the 2022-2023 season. However, the team lacks depth. And in most cases, a superstar needs another superstar. Similar to how LeBron operates, Luka may do just the same. He needs a Robin to his Batman (or vice versa) to be able to win in the West. Now that they have cleared some cap space after Jalen Brunson signed with the Knicks, it could be a possibility that Dallas may get a chance to land Kyrie in exchange for some picks and cash considerations.

Unfortunately, the Mavericks organization has shown little interest in Kyrie amidst his availability this offseason. Since Luka is a ball-dominant player, it would be a waste of his talent to let another ball-dominant guard lead the team.


Philadelphia 76ers

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Aside from Dallas, the Nets had already previously reached out to another powerhouse team – The Philadelphia 76ers. Again, the Sixers were doubtful if they were going to take in Kyrie Irving.

After the failed “scary hours” that featured Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, it would be a disaster to pair Kyrie with Harden again in Philly. To get K.I., the Sixers have to get rid of Harden, which they obviously would not do. Another way is to trade away a lot of reliable assets like Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, and/or Matisse Thybulle in exchange for Kyrie, which again, would be bad for the whole organization.


Los Angeles Clippers

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Kyrie’s other preferred destination is another team in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Clippers. On paper, this team would look terrifyingly good. With Kawhi Leonard and Paul George back in the rotation, plus the addition of the 5-time all-star point guard John Wall, the Clippers are going to be a problem in the West.

To get Kyrie, Clippers must sacrifice some of their studs like Terrance Mann, Norman Powell, and the veteran Marcus Morris plus some picks. It’s hard to say that the Clippers are going to be a lock to land Kyrie, but if that happens, it’s definitely going to break the league.


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