WATCH: Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons Spotted With 29-Year-Old Lakers Superstar Among Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors

Published 08/06/2022, 12:58 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – APRIL 27: Kevin Durant #7 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets converse during the first half against the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Despite a disappointing ending to their seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets have not yet strengthened their squads to become title contenders. But a new video has emerged which may see Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons joining forces with Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving reuniting with LeBron James.

The Lakers have been in pursuit of Irving for some time now and they have reportedly been in contact with the Nets. But no offer has seemed good enough for the Nets and, unlike Durant, Irving has not made any request to leave. So the Nets have rejected multiple offers from the Lakers.

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But with Kevin Durant, they have been listening to offers from multiple teams. And they have rejected every one so far. The Brooklyn Nets have been asking for the farm when it comes to Durant. And teams are not willing to give away so much and mess with their core.

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However, a new video has emerged which may give rise to new rumors.

Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis were spotted in a club as Kyrie Irving and LeBron James may reunite

In the off-season, players are busy preparing for the upcoming season. But they are also on vacation and relaxing mode. And they are seen in cities and clubs making the most of their time-off . And this sparks massive rumors. This is how Durant and Kyrie Irving got together in Brooklyn. And this is how Durant joined the Golden State Warriors.

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Last night in Los Angeles, Durant and Anthony Davis were seen entering a club together. Even Durant’s teammate Ben Simmons was spotted at the club. And this has reignited rumors about Davis leaving the Los Angeles Lakers to join Durant and Simmons in Brooklyn.

Mar 29, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) high fives guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. The Nets defeated the Pistons 130-123. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Many NBA insiders have suggested the Lakers trade away Davis. He had one hell of a season in his first year when they won the title in 2020. But the following two seasons have been disappointments. Davis has been injured in both seasons and has thus missed over half the games. The Lakers built their team around Davis and LeBron James, and having one of their pillars miss so many games has undoubtedly harmed them.

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There has been no news about Davis being shipped around, but the Lakers will likely need to restructure their team. They will need to think about their short-term and long-term future or they may end up missing the playoffs once again next season.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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