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Here’s A Mind-Blowing 3 Team Deal Where The Lakers Become Title Favorites & Brooklyn Saves A Ton Of Money




+3 players ($60.1m),
Cap Impact + $2.7M
  • Kyrie Irving


    Kyrie Irving
    PG, 6' 2", 2.14 LEBRON
    Player Option | Shot Creator



  • Doug McDermott
    Doug McDermott
    SF, 6' 7", -2.3 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter



  • Jakob Poeltl
    Jakob Poeltl
    C, 7' 1", 2.87 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big




+6  Wins

+31.06  MPG

+4.64  Off.

+0.21  Def.



+2 players ($57.3m) +2 picks,
Cap Impact + $28.5M
  • Russell Westbrook


    Russell Westbrook
    PG, 6' 3", -1 LEBRON
    Player Option | Shot Creator



  • Talen Horton-Tucker
    Talen Horton-Tucker
    SG, 6' 4", -1.15 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler



  • draft-pick-player

    2027 - Round 1

  • draft-pick-player

    2023 - Round 2


-4  Wins

-9.50  MPG

-0.41  Off.

-1.40  Def.



+1 player ($0) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $31.3M
  • Romeo Langford


    Romeo Langford
    SG, 6' 4", -0.91 LEBRON
    Team Option | Athletic Finisher



  • draft-pick-player

    2029 - Round 1

    Top 5 Protected

-2  Wins

-21.56  MPG

-4.23  Off.

+1.19  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Is This Fair?

Trade Breakdown

LAL: Kyrie Irving, Doug McDermott, & Jakob Poeltl

BKN: Romeo Langford & 2029 Top 5 Protected LAL 1st

SAS: Russell Westbrook, Talen Horton-Tucker, 2023 LAL 2nd, & 2027 Top 3 Protected LAL 1st


Why Los Angeles Does This?

Isn’t it obvious? This 3 team deals turns the Lakers into instant championship favorites. Irving is exactly the secondary scorer they need next to Lebron & AD. He’s already won a title with the king & has undoubtedly improved his game since then. A big 3 of Kyrie, James, & Davis is without a question the best in the league.

Then on top of Kyrie, LA also lands a one of the best defensive big men in the league to pair next to Davis in the front court. Poeltl is someone who can take massive pressure off AD defensively & keep him at the PF position full time. He’s give LA an excellent screener, lob threat, & rebounder on top of his defensive abilities. And lastly, the Lakers also add a nice 3pt shooter around their squad in Doug McDermott. McBuckets gives LA an off the ball threat who’ll keep opposing teams on their heels with his shot making abilities.

Lakers Ideal Starting Lineup:

Irving, Walker IV, James, Davis, & Poeltl

Backup Five:

Nunn, Reaves, McDermott, Johnson, & Jones

Rest Of Bench:

Christie, JTA, Brown Jr, Gabriel, & Bryant


Why Brooklyn Does This?

They receive a future lightly protected 1st & save $31M in this trade, putting them only $1M above the luxury line. With another small move or the inevitable KD deal, the Nets will accomplish their goal of getting under the tax. This move for Brooklyn is obviously better than Westbrook & the same 1st round pick.

Nets Ideal Lineups:

Unknown Due To The Future Pending KD Trade


Why San Antonio Does This?

In order to fully commit to their tank job for Victor Wembanyama. Jakob Poeltl would undoubtedly contribute to a solid number of wins with his defensive & rebounding abilities. So using him to acquire THT & a future 1st five years from now that has tremendous potential would be an extremely smart move. And all San Antonio needs to do is take on Westbrook’s expiring contract. This move puts the Spurs in a great spot going forward with a very bright future to look ahead to. If they land Wembanyama, they’d create an amazing defensive front court with him in Sochan. They’ll have plenty of guard depth in Jones, Primo, Branham, & Wesley along with two solid forwards in Vassell & Johnson. Lastly, San Antonio would also have over $40M in cap space available during the 2023 offseason to use on a potential All-Star caliber player like Tyler Herro or Jordan Poole.

Spurs Ideal Starting Lineup:

Jones, Vassell, Johnson, Sochan, & Collins

Backup Five:

Branham, Wesley, Primo, THT, & Roby

Rest Of Bench:

Richardson, Wieskamp, Bates-Diop, Barlow, & Dieng


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