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If Kyrie Irving leaves Brooklyn, then will Kevin Durant also ask for a trade?

I Brooklyn Nets are busy these days with the negotiations for the renewal of Kyrie Irving, reached an impasse in recent hours. According to leaks, Irving would like a long contract while the franchise is pushing for a short-term one, as the player has not been the most reliable lately. If indeed Irving signs elsewhere in free agency, which begins July 1, it could trigger an internal domino effect at the Nets. It is no secret that the former Cavs and Celtics player has a special relationship with Kevin Durant, despite eventually playing very few games together in three years.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, executives from Brooklyn’s opposing teams would be dreaming of an Irving bye because then it could create discontent that would prompt Durant to ask for a trade in the coming months.

Meanwhile, concrete talk has begun about Kyrie Irving’s future: the Los Angeles Lakers by some are considered the most credible destination and , according to Marc Stein, the player has reportedly been in touch with LeBron James in recent days. But in the list of suitors, which so far included the Knicks and Clippers, now the Miami Heat have also been added, again according to Stein.

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