Kyrie Irving aims to pick up his player option, worth $36.9M, and then leave the Brooklyn Nets via trade. This is what Shams Charania of The Athletic reports, adding that it’s a matter of time before Irving leaves the Nets.
“There’s an expectation that Kyrie Irving will now proceed shortly into finding a new home via an opt-in and trade potential situation, and there are several teams that he will likely consider,” Charania noted.
On the Nets, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving: pic.twitter.com/xphBIP8LB3
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2022
The two sides are still negotiating a new deal, with Irving seeking a longer-term contract and the Nets aiming to give him a short-term contract.
If there is no agreement, then Kyrie Irving has a list of six teams that could join, namely the Lakers, Clippers, Mavericks, Sixers, Heat and Knicks.
Those are teams who Irving has interest in, but he isn’t necessarily a priority for all of them, sources said.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2022