On Friday, former NBA star (and current ESPN analyst) Kendrick Perkins made a daring claim about what he thinks the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers should do that summer.
Each teams finished off the 12 months in a really disappointing fashion because the Lakers missed the playoffs, and the Nets got swept within the first-round by the Boston Celtics.
Neither team won a playoff game in a season when many thought they’d each make the NBA Finals.
Perkins has an answer for the 2 teams to make a trade involving two of their superstars.
“If I’m the Lakers, right, I’d consider trading Anthony Davis for Kyrie Irving,” Perkins said on Friday’s episode of First Tackle ESPN.
Irving goes into his fourth season with the Nets, and the team has yet to make it out of the second-round of the playoffs during his three-year tenure with Brooklyn.
As for Davis, he’s entering his fourth season with the Lakers, they usually have been a rollercoaster.
In the primary season, they won the NBA Championship, the subsequent season they lost within the first-round of the playoffs and this season they didn’t make the playoffs.
Irving played three seasons with LeBron James (now with the Lakers) on the Cleveland Cavaliers they usually went to the NBA Finals in all three seasons.
In 2016, they won the NBA Championship together once they got here back from down 3-1 to beat Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
“I would not mind seeing Kyrie Irving back with LeBron James,” Perkins said. “A man that he went to Finals with and won a championship.”