Now that the Lakers have acquired Anthony Davis to pair with LeBron James, the focus for the team is to sign a top free agent. That free agent could possibly be Kyrie Irving.
The Brooklyn Nets appear to be the favorites for Irving, it do not rule out the Lakers just yet according to David Aldridge of The Athletic:
If Davis waives his $4.7 million trade kicker, the Lakers will be able to add another star in free agency on a max contract. Whether it’s Kemba Walker, whom the New York Times’ Marc Stein reported as a potential Lakers target, or Kyrie Irving, whom sources have maintained for months wants to play with Davis, someone dynamic will likely be on the ball next season in L.A. (Cap guru Albert Nahmad pointed out Saturday that the Lakers might wait 30 days after the June 20 draft to officially execute the trade so Davis could keep his trade bonus.)
Irving plans to sign with Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Adrian Wojnarowski. While Roc Nation has players all around the league, the perception has been Irving signing with the company makes it likelier he'll land in Brooklyn.
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