• Kyrie Irving Came Close To Extension Agreement With Nets

    1 month ago - By Hoops Rumors

    Kyrie Irving and the Nets were close to agreeing on a contract extension last week before negotiations stalled, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic. Without an extension and with limited prospects of an acceptable sign-and-trade deal, Irving will pick up his $36.9MM option for next season.
    Before Irving reached the decision, his agent, Shetellia Riley Irving and Brooklyn's front office had “productive extension discussions” over the past week, according to Charania. They considered multiple proposals, including a maximum extension that would have been limited to two years and would...
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  • Kyrie Irving to run it back with KD after opting in with Brooklyn | THE HERD

    1 month ago - By Fox Sports

    Kyrie Irving is back! According to Shams Charania, Kyrie tweeted that he was returning to the Brooklyn Nets, saying quote: 'Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I've made my decision to opt in. See you in the fall. A11even.' He opted into his $37 million to remain in Brooklyn for one more season. He will commit to one more year with Kevin Durant, but how does this affect all parties? Joy Taylor reacts to the news and explains why Kyrie opting in is the 'best scenario for everyone.'
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  • Russell Westbrook opts in: Best memes and tweets from sad Lakers fans

    1 month ago - By FanSided

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Russell Westbrook has opted in to the final year of his contract. Dreams of Kyrie Irving have gone by the wayside. Just Monday, Lake Show fans considered Irving a possible option out West. While a re-pairing with former teammate LeBron James was always unlikely, Irving reportedly had interest in joining...
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  • Report: Kyrie Irving, Nets were close on contract extension

    1 month ago - By ProBasketballTalk

    After acrimonious contract negotiations, Kyrie Irving wants you to know he and the organization aren't on completely different pages.
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  • Kevin Durant Odds: Where Celtics Stand On List To Acquire Nets Star

    Kevin Durant Odds: Where Celtics Stand On List To Acquire Nets Star

    1 month ago - By NESN

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    The opt-in of Kyrie Irving might have convinced Kevin Durant to remain with the Nets, but if the NBA superstar does indeed want out, he'll be able to get out of Brooklyn.
    Durant has been seriously mulling over his future with the Nets, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania, while considering his options. It seems possible Durant could force a trade out of town given the Nets still could trade Irving this offseason or next season. The talented point guard currently is only locked up for the 2022-23 season.
    There would be dozens of teams putting in a call to acquire...
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  • Kyrie Irving ends speculation by saying he will return to Brooklyn Nets

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    All-Star exercises $36.9m option for coming NBA season Player missed large parts of season due to Covid protocols Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.9m option for the coming season and will remain under contract with the Brooklyn Nets. “Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I've made my decision to opt in. See you in the fall,” he told The Athletic on Monday.
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  • Report: Kyrie Irving Short-Term Contract Extension Proposal Rejected by Nets

    1 month ago - By Bleacher Report

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  • Report: 'High-ranking people' believe Kyrie Irving to the Lakers isn't off the table

    1 month ago - By Yardbarke

    Just when you thought the latest Kyrie Irving offseason saga was over, ESPN's Brian Windhorst had another update on the situation Tuesday morning. Irving opted into his $37 million player option on his contract Monday night to presumably stay with the Brooklyn Nets next season.
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  • Philosopher Kyrie Irving's Explanation Of Opt-In Decision Is Truly Perplexing

    1 month ago - By NESN

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    Kyrie Irving continues to think he is the smartest person in the room.
    The reality, though, is that Irving, time and time again, continues to confuse everyone else with his perplexing messages. It was the case again Monday evening when Irving reportedly opted-in to his player option with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving, upon signing the 2022-23 option, will be under contract next season with the Nets and earn a cool $36.5 million to do so. If he didn't sign, he would have become a free agent.
    “Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into...
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  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Joining This Team Still Possible After Opt-In

    NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Joining This Team Still Possible After Opt-In

    1 month ago - By NESN

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    Kyrie Irving on Monday opted into the final year of his deal with the Nets, but that doesn't necessarily mean the star point guard will be playing for Brooklyn in the 2022-23 NBA season.
    Irving apparently did his due diligence around the league before picking up his $36.5 million player option. The only team that reportedly was interested in a sign-and-trade for Irving was the Los Angeles Lakers , who currently have a point guard problem of their own in the form of Russell Westbrook.
    Monday's development might not mean Irving and the Lakers have lost hope of joining...
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  • Lakers fans react to missing out on Kyrie Irving | FIRST THINGS FIRST

    1 month ago - By Fox Sports

    For a while there, it looked like Los Angeles fans may get a LeBron James / Kyrie Irving reunion after the star wasn't getting what he wanted out of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets. But that all went away last night after Kyrie passed on the Lakers to re-sign for $36.5M with the Nets. Nick Wright and Ric Bucher decide what this means for LeBron's Lakers who seem to be stuck with the same lineup that kept them out of the playoffs last season.
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  • Kyrie's return raises Nets' odds at 2023 NBA Title | FIRST THINGS FIRST

    1 month ago - By Fox Sports

    With Kyrie Irving officially committing to one more season with the Nets, the odds for Brooklyn to win the NBA Title in 2023 have shot up to just under this year's champions, the Golden State Warriors. This also puts them three spots up from the Milwaukee Bucks, which Nick Wright says is outrageous and borderline offensive. Watch as he breaks down why he's not even convinced Kyrie will remain with the Nets for the entirety of the season. Chris Broussard tells Nick whether he agrees the Nets are too highly favored to win a championship in the 2022-2023 season.
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  • Kyrie Irving sticks with Nets, res-signs for $36.5M | FIRST THINGS FIRST

    1 month ago - By Fox Sports

    After weeks of speculation, the contract saga in Brooklyn comes to an end with Kyrie Irving deciding to opt into the final year of his contract with the Nets and declining to become a free agent. After initially requesting a five-year deal, with a $245M contract, the star will earn $37M in his final year with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. Nick Wright and Chris Broussard discuss this turn of events, and decide what it means for the future of Brooklyn and Kyrie.
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  • Ex-Celtics Star Bashed Kyrie Irving Before Guard Opted In With Nets

    Ex-Celtics Star Bashed Kyrie Irving Before Guard Opted In With Nets

    1 month ago - By NESN

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    Kyrie Irving might have received a reality check before making the latest decision about his NBA future.
    The Nets seemingly were prepared to let Irving walk if he wasn't willing to sign his player option for the 2022-23 season. The star point guard reportedly gave the Nets a list of preferred landing spots amid his uncertain future, and the organization apparently gave Irving permission to seek out potential sign-and-trade opportunities around the league.
    Interest from other teams evidently wasn't very high, as Irving on Monday elected to opt into the final year of his...
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