Chris Paul For Kyrie Trade Deal Proposed
Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving are two of the league’s best point guards. Only one of these individuals, though, is continuously immersed in drama. On Friday, Kyrie requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
After a week of long-term contract discussions, this request was made. Overall, Irving was offended by the Nets’ contract terms and made it plain that he wanted out. This resulted in a trade to the Dallas Mavericks. The team made a significant change, and fans are eager to see how it all plays out.
At this point, you may be wondering how Chris Paul is involved in any of this. After all, he has been playing great basketball for the Phoenix Suns. In fact, just a few years ago, he helped the Suns get back to the NBA Finals. Sure, they didn’t win, although he is still a valuable member of the team. However, the Suns were willing to trade him to the Nets for Kyrie. In the end, the Nets ultimately chose the Mavericks as they had the better package.
Nets received a Lakers’ proposal for Kyrie that did include LA’s two first-round picks.
Suns offered the Nets Chris Paul, Jae Crowder and picks for Kyrie, per @ChrisBHaynes. pic.twitter.com/QUQJySarEe
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 6, 2023
According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Suns were going to send numerous picks, as well as Jae Crowder alongside Paul. The Nets made it clear that they wanted an extra pick, although the Suns wouldn’t do it. As a result, they chose the Mavericks who were feeling a bit more desperate than the Suns were. With all of this being said, a tandem of Devin Booker and Kyrie Irving would have been very interesting. If I’m a Suns fan, however, I’m very happy with keeping CP3 until further notice.
Moving forward, the trade deadline is in only a few days. It all goes down on Thursday, February 9th and it seems like some big trades could be made. For instance, if KD is upset with Kyrie’s departure, he may just demand a trade, once again. Moreover, teams like the Lakers are desperate to improve their roster ahead of a postseason push.