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The Lakers are still reportedly very, very interested in acquiring Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, and to get him the Nets likely need resolution to the Kevin Durant Trade Situation. And that end of things saw some huge news Monday, as The Athletic's Shams Charania reports Durant gave Nets owner Joe Tsai an ultimatum: You can have me, or you can have GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash. You can't have both.
So does that make it more likely Durant is moved? On the one hand, Tsai can't give into Durant's demands, or he cedes total control of his organization to one player, and torches his credibility across the league. On the other, what team wants to give up the farm for a 34-year old superstar who got EVERYTHING he asked for in Brooklyn, and still demands a trade?
And even if Durant is moved, does that mean the Nets will automatically be in a situation where they are tearing it all down and have to rebuild, adding the spoils of an Irving deal to whatever they get for Durant? Not so fast...
And finally, what do superstar-oriented teams like the Lakers, currently dealing with at least the perceived possibility of LeBron James making demands before signing an extension, do in reaction? What lessons does everyone learn? Would LeBron follow a similar path, here?
HOSTS: Andy and Brian Kamenetzky
SEGMENT 1: KD gives Joe Tsai an ultimatum. How do you think Tsai reacts?
SEGMENT 2: What does this mean for the likelihood of a Kyrie-to-LA deal? More likely? Less?
SEGMENT 3: What do the dumpster fires in LA and Brooklyn teach those teams, and the rest of the league? Is change coming? Would LeBron get this aggressive, if the Lakers don't make another move before camp?
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