It has been reported that a third team could be needed for the Lakers and the Nets to make a deal that would land Kyrie Irving in Los Angeles. According to an NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, that team could be the Spurs as they would use their cap space to take Russell Westbrook’s contract.
“A team like the Spurs could be a facilitator in a Westbrook/Kyrie deal,” Wojnarowski said, per Josh Paredes. “You’d have to incentivize them at a pretty high level. That unwillingness of the Lakers to incentivize with multiple picks is still part of the reason that hasn’t gone anywhere yet. That could change.”