Just when you thought the situation brewing in Brooklyn couldn’t get any more volatile, the Nets are suddenly at risk of losing both of their remaining superstars.
Kyrie Irving has been attempting to negotiate a contract extension with the Nets, but reports have indicated that talks have reached an impasse.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving has given the Nets a list of teams he would like to be traded to if the two sides cannot work out a new deal.
Those teams include the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Heat, Mavs and 76ers.
Kevin Durant, meanwhile, is said to be “monitoring the situation and considering options with his future,” according to Shams Charania.
Durant signed a four-year extension last offseason. That gives him far less leverage to force a deal to a team of his choosing.
The Lakers have been viewed as the most serious threat to land Irving, and former teammate LeBron James would absolutely love to have him back instead of Russell Westbrook.
Irving, 30, averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts this past season, but missed a significant number of home games due to his unvaccinated status.
The Nets were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.