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Trade rumors around Kyrie Irving became even more serious on Monday, and just a few days later the NBA launched a free agent.
According to multiple reports,Brooklyn Nets allowedIrving to look for sign-and-trade options as negotiations to extend the contract between the two sides stalled. But his options are limited. When it comes to salary cap issues, the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to be the number one destination.
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Brooklyn Nets Guard Kyrie Irving (11) is the Golden State Warriors' Forward Andrew Wiggins (22). ) And Guard Stephen Curry appear to pass the ball on Saturday, January 29, 2022, in the first half of the NBA basketball game in San Francisco.(AP Photo / Jeff Chiu)
New York Knicks Los Angeles Clippers decided to pursue irving while being said to be in "standby mode" "I have no real interest"Athletic reported.
Irving has the potential to win $ 36 million in player options for next season. This is one way for him to depart, theoretically sign-and-trade. But he couldn't choose his option and sign another team. The New York Poststated that the Lakers could participate in a $ 6 million deal with an intermediate level exception. According to
ESPN, according to, only the Lakers are interested in performing sign-and-trade with the net.
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Brooklyn Nets Kyrie Irving # 11 at the FTX Arena in Miami, Florida, 2022 I'm watching it when I'm playing against the Miami Heat on February 12th. .. (Joseph Guzy / NBAE via Getty Images)
Kevin Durant alsoIrving Walk is a threat to leave the net. The two joined Brooklyn as a package at the beginning of the 2019 season, but had only one win in the playoff series.
On Friday, Durant talked a bit about the Irving situation and said he wouldn't be involved.
"I'm not involved at all. I can't be involved ... this is the man's livelihood, right?" Durant told the "ETC" podcast. "This is much bigger than me. Being a free agent is one of the most important times in your career. It doesn't depend on anyone else. I just give me time Wait.
"There's nothing that can happen right now. I don't think I can even make an opt-out decision until the 29th, so I'll just do things a bit and see what happens. Let's keep in touch with Ky on a regular basis to see what's going to happen. I don't want to be part of it because it's out of my control, but what's going to happen Let's take a look. "
Kylie Irving # 11 Talks to Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant # 7 at Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 25, 2022. (Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE via Getty Images)
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