Kyrie Irving will potentially see his way out of the Brooklyn Nets organization this off-season. One of the biggest reasons why the front office will not meet the requests of the point guard is because of his reliability to play the entire season without taking personal breaks. The 2021-22 season did not go so well for them as Irving did not wish to participate until the vaccine mandate was lifted.
While the former champion demands a four-year contract extension, the Nets are only willing to give him a one-year player extension worth approximately $36 million through the 2022-23 season. Now, as the deadline to sign the contract fast approaches, Kyrie will have the option to pass on the offer and test free-agency. The offer only stands until June 29, 2022.
Will Kyrie Irving reunite with LeBron James?
If Kyrie Irving decides to use free-agency as his option, there are several teams open to utilize him in the best way they can. One of the top teams on the list is the Los Angeles Lakers. The 2020 NBA Champions had a very rough season much like Nets. This would also reunite LeBron James with his old fling that won the championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
Kyrie will be sent off the LA in exchange of Russell Westbrook and two draft picks. This would also reunite Russ and Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunder days. Irving averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists in 29 appearances. His scoring ability and shooting capability will be a perfect back up in case of the absence of Anthony Davis. Bron and Kyrie already have a good history playing with each other.
Nick Wright does not want Luka Doncic overshadowed by Kyrie Irving
Nick Wright weighed in on the situation surrounding Kyrie Irving’s trade options. But he made one point clear that he does not want the point guard to sign with the Dallas Mavericks alongside Luka Doncic “The Lakers don’t have the picks or the players to make a trade. The Clippers have the players but they have no picks. The Sixers make very little sense to me, because are trading him for James Harden or are you uniting him with James Harden when that didn’t go well.”
“I want him nowhere near my large adult Slovenian son. Kyrie is a brilliant basketball player when he plays, but Luka needs to be doing his own thing on his own team. So that leaves me with one team that sure does seem to make a lot of sense and can make it happen and that team in Miami,” he said.