Draymond Green reacts to Kyrie Irving Lakers rumors
Draymond Green does have his eye on the rumors linking the Los Angeles Lakers to a potential Kyrie Irving trade.
In an interview with Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg, Green expressed skepticism about Irving possibly being traded by Brooklyn to the Lakers. Irving has a $36 million player option with the Nets and would likely only make around $6 million the Lakers.
Green is skeptical that Irving would turn down that much money. But if Irving did join the Lakers, Green sees them as contenders, but “they won’t beat us.”
Sharing a few Draymond outtakes that didn't make the story…
He doesn't think Kyrie Irving will pass up the $30 million to leave the Nets, especially with a big Nike deal set to expire. But if he did… pic.twitter.com/kqldj1eRC7
— Lucas Shaw (@Lucas_Shaw) June 26, 2022
This is actually a classic Green quote. He offers a fairly level-headed analysis of the situation, but concludes by affirming that it doesn’t actually matter and the Warriors would win anyway.
Green’s skepticism about Irving’s future is warranted, but there are some indications that he could legitimately leave the Nets. Whether the Lakers are a probable destination, even in that situation, is even less clear.