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Kyrie Irving had some recent contact with the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to presumably discuss a potential reunion in Hollywood, according to Marc Stein.

Points this season

Points made: 112,1
Accuracy: 46,9%
Place in standings: 11
Record max: 146
Record min: 83
Best scorer: LeBron James

The tandem helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to the 2016 NBA championship. Adding Irving to James and Anthony Davis could push the Lakers toward contender status after missing the playoffs in 2021.

However, Marc Stein was told that it would be a stretch to suggest that the Lakers are currently pursuing Irving.

The Purple & Gold do not possess the trade assets to realistically engage Brooklyn in Irving trade talks even if he exercises his player option for next season.

Irving, 30, would need to decline a player option worth $36.9 million by June 29 to become a free agent.

As it was reported earlier, Irving and the Nets have not ironed out a contract because talks are "at an impasse". Lakers, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers were named as potential suitors for the star guard.

The Miami Heat are believed to have some level of interest in joining the chase for Irving as well, as Stein states.

Moving is nothing new to Irving, a seven-time All-Star who has played for the Cavs, Boston Celtics, and Nets since entering the NBA as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft.

Irving averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts this past season, but missed a significant number of home games due to his unvaccinated status.

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Kyrie Irving

Kyrie  Irving
Team: Brooklyn Nets
Position: PG, SG
Age: 30
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 87 kg
Birth place: Melbourne, Australia