Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving could trade LA Lakers and Brooklyn Nets

Two renowned disgruntled ringleaders may soon switch sides.

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are actively engaged in talks over a trade package that would send Russell Westbrook to Brooklyn in exchange for Kyrie Irving, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

Nevertheless, there are hurdles that both sides will need to overcome before a deal can be reached.

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The Nets are seeking draft compensation and would like the Lakers to take 30-year-old Joe Harris and his remaining $38.6 million (A$56.6 million) – due over the next two years – as part of the agreement.

The Lakers don’t seem inclined to add Harris to the deal and are instead looking for Seth Curry as part of any deal.

Curry, 31, brother of Warriors star Stephen Curry, is on an expiring contract worth $8.5 million (A$12.5 million).

Irving, 30, and Westbrook, 33, used their player options to opt for the final year of their deals for the 2022-23 season, valued at $36.5 million (A$36.5 million) and $47 million (A$69 million), respectively.

This appeared in the NY Post and was republished with consent

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