What if Kyrie Irving’s situation also pushed Kevin Durant to leave? It’s the Nets’ big fear, detailed by ESPN, which outlines the playmaker and Brooklyn’s options, and The Athletic confirms the All-Star winger is closely monitoring the situation of his team, and that he too could pack his bags depending on developments.
At the Nets, we want Kyrie Irving to commit to a short-term contract, but the discussions would be so complicated that the basketball player is now considering a transfer to other teams. According to ESPNhe thinks of the Lakers, the Clippers, the Knicks, the Heat, the Mavs and… the Sixers!
For the Lakers, there is the Russell Westbrook solution. At the Clippers, there are some “interesting packages” around Reggie Jackson. In New York, there are draft picks, Evan Fournier and Alec Burks.
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Miami has a lot of elements, including Kyle Lowry if necessary. In Dallas, there is the possibility of sending Jalen Brunson, free agent. Finally, and this is the big surprise, there would be the Sixers who have already recovered James Harden last season. And this option seems extremely unlikely…
Above all, this is Kyrie Irving’s roster, and it’s really not sure that the teams he’s thinking of are all interested in his services. In any case, none of them can sign him directly, if he writes off his “player option” at 37 million dollars, and it would therefore be necessary to negotiate a “sign-and-trade” or an exchange s he chooses rather to activate his “player option” and to force his departure in stride.
As for Kevin Durant, he’ll be starting his new four-year, $194 million Nets deal, and it’s just as unlikely he’ll be packing his bags.
Moreover, these revelations above all resemble a huge pressure blow from Kyrie Irving in the negotiations with its leaders. The latter, scalded by his absences, want guarantees on his involvement, and would not like to offer him a contract that is too long. The leader and his camp therefore seem to use all their cards to force their hand in order to obtain a longer lease. And the biggest card is called Kevin Durant.
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