The NBA offseason has only just started and there’s already a major player in play that was unexpected. Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets have reportedly reached an impasse in contract talks.
This developing situation open the door for Irving to leave the club he joined just three years ago to team up with Kevin Durant.
Irving seemingly responded to the report on Twitter:
The Nets and Irving not being locked in on a new deal opens the door for the All-Star guard to leave Brooklyn. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers and New York Knicks have all kept tabs on Irving’s situation.
The 2021-22 season saw Irving not undergo COVID-19 vaccination and limit him to 29 regular-season games as he couldn’t play home games for most of the season under New York City’s vaccination mandate. His continued absence played a factor in James Harden’s requesting a trade to the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline.
Irving, Harden, and Kevin Durant played in only 16 games together.
Irving, 30, averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts this past season. The team got swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Celtics.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.