How Lakers can bring Kyrie and Turner to LA in a Durant-Suns trade

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The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in the process of trying to trade for Kyrie Irving and the situation is as complicated as it can be. That is what happens when you have players like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving essentially demanding their way out of Brooklyn.

Talks have stalled between the Lakers and Nets and quite frankly, the teams might need to be part of something bigger. With Brooklyn focusing on trading Kevin Durant first, the Nets very well could look it get it all done in one trade with several teams involved.

Adding fuel to this potential fire is the fact that the Lakers are reportedly interested in trading for Myles Turner, who is open to coming to Los Angeles. Combine that with the fact that Deandre Ayton is heavily tied to the Indiana Pacers and the Suns were on Kevin Durant’s trade list and the bigger picture becomes clear.

The Lakers can be part of something bigger that results in them acquiring Kyrie Irving and Myles Turner without taking on too much money. All it takes is a four-team trade.

The four-team trade that could bring Kyrie Irving and Myles Turner to the Lakers, Kevin Durant to the Suns:

  • Los Angeles receives: Kyrie Irving, Myles Turner, 2025 second-round pick (via Phoenix)
  • Brooklyn receives: Russell Westbrook, Buddy Hield, Miles Bridges, Talen Horton-Tucker, 2023 first-round pick, 2025 first-round pick, 2027 first-round pick, 2028 first-round pick swap, 2029 top-three protected first-round pick (via Phoenix), 2027 first-round pick, 2029 first-round pick swap (via Los Angeles)
  • Indiana receives: Deandre Ayton (via sign-and-trade), Joe Harris, cash considerations (via Los Angeles)
  • Phoenix receives: Kevin Durant, two 2023 second-round picks (via Indiana)

There is a lot going on in this potential trade package that needs to be broken down. And just so we are on the same page, Deandre Ayton’s sign-and-trade value is $30 million. The Pacers can take on more than that but that feels like a fair number for Ayton’s market.

In the following pages, we will break down why the Lakers would potentially say yes to this trade as well as why the other three teams would potentially say yes as well. As always, after reading our breakdown, feel free to leave us a comment down below about what you think of this trade.

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