Kyrie Irving is not coming! Los Angeles Lakers are working on Plan B

The trade deadline is on Thursday, so after the blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving, things are starting to get serious for all the other teams as well. We will accompany the events until Thursday with our live ticker, with our eyes primarily on the Los Angeles Lakers, who are desperately looking for a move.

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3:59 p.m.: At least the planning for the deadline is going on. Like Jovan Buha (The Athletic) reports, the Lakers are currently examining the market for both larger and smaller deals. The focus should be on the Utah Jazz and the Toronto Raptors. Both teams are considered potential sellers and have a few players who could help the Lakers. But first, here’s a look at the current squad of the Lakers, the salaries are noted in brackets.

Point Guard Shooting Guard Small-Forward power forward center
Dennis Schroeder (1.8) Austin Reaves (1.6)** Rui Hachimura (6.2)** LeBron James (44.5) Anthony Davis (38)
Russell Westbrook (47.1) Lonnie Walker IV (6.5) Troy Brown Jr (1.8) Wenyen Gabriel (1.9) Thomas Bryant (1.8)
Patrick Beverly (13) Max Christie (1) Juan Toscano Anderson (1.8) Damien Jones (2.3)*

* Player Option, ** Restricted Free Agent, italics = Free Agent

3:55 p.m.: We touched on it earlier in our trade analysis – one of the big losers from the deal is the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom Irving represented a golden opportunity. Now the franchise must find other ways to further improve the team around LeBron James and Anthony Davis in order to have at least an outside chance at the title – regardless of whether such a deal even exists.

3:51 p.m.: The first bombshell has already burst with the trade for Kyrie Irving, it’s high time for us to follow the events of the best basketball league in the world live. We say, “Welcome back to All About the NBA.”

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