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Lakers insider: Kyrie Irving will be traded to the team ‘sooner or later’

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According to the Lakers insider Trevor Lane, the “general consensus” is that point guard Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets will land with the Los Angeles Lakers sooner or later:

“There were some rumors going around that I saw on the Twittersphere that the buzz in summer league was that the deal is going to get done with Kyrie Irving, and I do want to confirm that,” Lane said. “Now, I’m not saying it’s done. I’m not saying it’s definitely happening. But I am saying that the general consensus from everybody that I spoke to out there – and I did talk to a lot of people – the general consensus was that sooner or later, Kyrie Irving will wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers.”

This past season, Irving averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts but missed a significant number of home games due to his unvaccinated status.