Should the Los Angeles Lakers still be -400 favorites to acquire Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets via trade? This article analyzes the odds posted by DraftKings Sportsbook regarding where Irving will play next season.

Shams Charania of The Athletic recently stated on the Pat McAfee Show that he does not necessarily believe that a deal will be reached between the Lakers and Nets for Irving. Since Irving has been a heavy favorite to be acquired by the Lakers via trade with the Nets for several days, this poses some serious betting implications.

Since Irving does not have a no-trade clause and the Nets may essentially trade him anywhere, should we start considering some longshot bets? What is to say that a surprise suitor will not step forward and offer a deal the Nets can’t refuse?

 

Picks to Trade for Irving

Timberwolves (+1800)

As a result of their trade with the Utah Jazz for center Rudy Gobert, it is clear that the Minnesota Timberwolves are committed to winning an NBA Championship. Despite everyone's criticism of their trade, what if they were able to add Irving?

Early in the offseason, there were rumors that the Timberwolves were interested in trading point guard D'Angelo Russell and he would make an ideal trade chip in a potential Irving deal. As well as having a salary comparable to Irving's, he also has a contract that expires at the end of the 2022-23 season.