In today's game between the Lone Ranger and the Grizzlies, the two teams played until the end of the third quarter, the Lone Ranger still led by 16 points, but in the final quarter, the Grizzlies' two benches led the team to erase the score, Irving was strictly defended by the Grizzlies after he came on the court, they brazenly gave Irving a confrontation, resulting in Irving shooting all iron in the final quarter 8, it is worth mentioning that Irving did not give an assist to his teammates in the whole game, apparently the opponent has enough means to deal with the Lone Ranger led by a single core, and the Lone Ranger is like a paper paste forward and inside, It can't withstand the grizzly bear's three hooks and a group of breakthrough hands. The Lone Ranger dropped to 7th in the West after the loss, and if Doncic is slow to return, then the Lone Ranger is likely to fall out of the play-off zone.
It is worth mentioning that Irving's injury has not healed, and after today's game, Irving also wore protective boots, which Irving said was to prevent the previous foot injury from worsening again. Irving, who joined the Mavericks halfway, is also committed to the team, saying he wants to play in Thursday's game against the Warriors. It's not hard to see that Irving wants to burn himself unreservedly with the Lone Ranger, so that he will leave the Lone Ranger this summer, and there is nothing to blame from the outside world.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Irving is still likely to go to Los Angeles this summer to win the championship with James and Thick Eyebrows, and the Lone Ranger is likely to send Irving to the Lakers in the form of a first sign and then a replacement in order to recover losses, and the Lakers can give Russell, Bamba and a 2029 first-round pick. Whether the Lakers chase Irving depends on Russell's performance, and if the Lakers fail to make the playoffs, then Irving still has a high probability of teaming up with James again.
However, more than the Lakers are interested in Irving, according to NBA Analysis Network basketball reporter Pierce, the Suns are also interested in Irving, in fact, before Durant's future Phoenix, the Suns took Paul, Crowder and a first-round pick to offer Irving, but the Nets rejected. And when Irving is not having a good time with the Lone Ranger, the Suns once again submit a plan to pursue Irving. It is reported that the Suns are willing to add Paul, Shamet, Craig and two first-round picks to the exchange of rights in Irving's offer. So if this deal is done, is it a pro or con for both teams?
For the Suns, after Durant's arrival, the team wants to speed up in the offensive system, and Paul is getting older, and his form has also seen a visible decline. If Paul can be upgraded to Irving, then the Suns' strength will be greatly upgraded, Irving is at the peak, he is a good player in breakthrough and 3-point ability, when he and Booker form a golden double gun, absolutely the league, plus Ayton and Durant, the Sun has a real sense of the Big Four, they can dominate the West for at least 3 years.
And after Paul joined the Lone Ranger, he can also meet Doncic's needs, Paul's passing ability is excellent, he can relieve Doncic's scoring pressure, and Doncic enjoys unlimited firing rights on the offensive end, without Paul doing his best on the offensive end, and Doncic's weight is very large, not a rate guard, he prefers to eat opponents alone in the landing position, so Paul who does not eat the ball is undoubtedly more suitable for partnering Doncic. Samet is a power shooter with a 37 percent 3-point shooting, and Craig is also a 3D winger, and the Lone Ranger is not losing money in this deal.