June 27, 2022 | 1:35 pm EDT Update
Kyrie Irving needs a trade partner to coordinate an agreement on a deal to get a long-term, maximum contract, but only the Lakers have interest in executing a sign-and-trade once free agency opens on Thursday night, sources said. So far, the Nets have no interest in taking back the available Lakers packages, sources said.
The uncertainty surrounding Irving’s future with the Nets continues to leave the franchise vulnerable to a Kevin Durant trade request, but that has yet to materialize, sources said. Durant has four years left on his contract and remained an advocate for the Nets to commit to a long-term deal for Irving, sources said. Numerous teams around the league are preparing to pursue Durant, one of the elite players in the sport, if he becomes available.
Darren Wolfson: Told no QO coming for Josh Okogie … Look for McKinley Wright to play Vegas Summer League for a different organization. He should be able to land a 2-way elsewhere. #Timberwolves #RaisedbyWolves
The Guelph Nighthawks announced today the signing of former NBA 1st Round Draft Pick and Toronto Raptor Lucas Nogueira. Also known as Bebê, Nogueira is a 7’0” centre from Sao Goncalo, Brazil and will join the Nighthawks as an International Designated Player.
June 27, 2022 | 1:04 pm EDT Update
Jake Fischer: Sources with knowledge of the situation have increasingly believed Kyrie Irving’s willingness to opt out of Brooklyn, sign the $6M taxpayer midlevel with the Lakers, where Irving can re-sign long-term in 2023. More on @getcallin with @BigWos at 7:30ET: https://t.co/Qyn7Obfi2P