The NBA Trade Deadline is Thursday, Feb. 9 — and there should be plenty of speculation leading up to that date. The reason being: Nets’ star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade. If Brooklyn deals its All-Star point guard, the move will likely cause shockwaves across the NBA. So which team has the best chance to land him? Sportsbooks have released Kyrie Irving next team odds, and the frontrunner may surprise you.
Kyrie Irving Next Team Odds
Odds as of Friday, Feb. 3.
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Will The Lakers Land Kyrie?
Seeing the Lakers in first place is surprising. However, the Lakers could potentially trade Russell Westbrook for Irving and then sweeten the pot with other pieces or draft picks.
Breaking: Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving has requested a trade, league sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The franchise has been informed that Irving prefers to move on ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline – or will leave in free agency in July.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 3, 2023
This could make sense for the Nets too. Brooklyn would prefer to send Irving to the Western Conference if possible. That’s the hangup with the Miami Heat, which checks in with the second-best odds. Seeing LeBron James reunited with Irving in Los Angeles would certainly shake things up in the standings. As of Feb. 3, the Lakers are 25-28, which is 12th in the Western Conference but only 2.5 games behind the sixth-seed Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Nets are currently 31-20, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn’s other superstar, Kevin Durant, is likely to return from injury sometime in the next few weeks.
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What About The Mavericks?
According to NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Mavericks are interested in putting a deal together for Irving.
The Lakers and Mavericks are among the teams Brooklyn is expected to engage in Kyrie Irving trade talks as next Thursday's 3 PM ET trade deadline approaches, league sources say.
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— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 3, 2023
Dallas has been interested in getting star Luka Doncic some help ever since he broke into the league. The Kristaps Porzingis experiment didn’t go as planned, and now the Mavericks are seeking other options to get over the hump and make a run into the NBA Finals.
Whoever makes an offer for Irving, you better believe numerous draft picks will be involved.