Keep an eye on Kyrie Irving to LA Clippers

Kawhi Leonard & Kyrie Irving (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
Kawhi Leonard & Kyrie Irving (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) /

From the moment John Wall had officially finalized his acrimonious divorce with the Houston Rockets, the LA Clippers identified the All-Star guard as essential in their future plans.

With several other championship-caliber clubs banging on the door of Wall, the former All-NBA player bypassed those very teams and inked his name on the dotted line to join the Clippers. The soon-to-be 32-year-old will now battle it out with current LA point guard, Reggie Jackson.

Ultimately, while it appears as though the Clippers have now solidified their initial line of attack, an NBA insider believes that they could look to add even more firepower to their arsenal by snagging the mercurial, yet supremely talented, Kyrie Irving.

“I’ve also been told to keep an eye on the LA Clippers,” said Brian Windhorst on ESPN. “Now I know that they just signed John Wall, and they look like they’re set at the point guard position, but it’s possible that the price would potentially be so low that the Clippers would have to at least revisit the concept.”

Brooklyn could be tired of Kyrie Irving, making a Clippers trade a possibility

Irving, 30, has recently made gigantic headlines around the league with his insistence on forcing his way out of Brooklyn. The former seven-time All-Star has endured a bumpy and tumultuous three years since joining the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. While his production has continued to be jaw-dropping, Irving’s perpetual absence through much of his tenure has pushed Brooklyn to its breaking point.

Although Irving’s talent is second to none, considering his volatility, countless teams around the league have refused to engage Brooklyn in a blockbuster trade. Nevertheless, the Clippers have quietly monitored Irving’s current situation.

Just a few short seasons ago, Irving thoroughly enjoyed the proudest moment of his career. As a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving, along with LeBron James and head coach Tyronn Lue, reeled in Cleveland’s first NBA title. However, despite frolicking together and basking in championship glory, Irving and Lue’s relationship deteriorated.

Still, regardless of their fallout, Windhorst doesn’t believe that their fractured bond would deter LA from swinging a deal to bring Irving into the mix.

“Ty Lue was his coach in Cleveland, they left on bad terms, but I have been told that is no longer considered an issue. I would think it’s probably a long shot that the Clippers would wanna do that, but I have been told to take an eye on it.”

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