Full details on the LA Clippers’ trade offer for Irving

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Following the news from Kyrie Irving that erupted the internet, the LA Clippers reportedly made an excellent offer to the Brooklyn Nets. This a phenomenal sign, as it displays how aggressive the front office will be through the next few days.

That said, although the Brooklyn Nets did not accept the Clippers’ offer, inside details were released on the direction the front office is aiming for. It is safe to say that the franchise views winning a championship above all and will do anything possible to achieve those standards.

Furthermore, Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer touched on the Clippers’ proposal, which included a future first-round pick, two first-round swaps, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, and a salary filler. This is a reasonably hefty offer from LA and would likely impact the years ahead.

On the flip side, the LA Clippers are a player of Irving’s caliber away from sealing the deal on a top seed in the Western Conference. This ultimately puts the team in a favorable position for the postseason, increasing the chances of winning the NBA Finals.

The LA Clippers were leaning on another team to go through with this trade.

Through a package that sent several picks and players to the Nets, the LA Clippers called up another team to help put this deal in the books. LJ Ellis from SuprsTalk mentioned how the Spurs may have been in the mix to receive a first-round pick along with a large contract for Irving to end up on the Clippers.

This was a clever idea from the front office, as each team would benefit from this trade. However, the Nets felt the market had more to offer for Irving, leading to a denial of this trade package.

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Moreover, the Clippers should continue to show this aggression throughout the trade deadline. It is clear what the team’s needs are, and the front office is trending in the right direction for an All-Star.