Nets open to exploring sign-and-trade scenarios for Kyrie Irving?

Nets open to exploring sign-and-trade scenarios for Kyrie Irving?

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Nets open to exploring sign-and-trade scenarios for Kyrie Irving?

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The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that the Nets were unwilling to offer Irving a long-term contract. SNY has not independently confirmed that report. But if Irving opts out and the Nets have trouble finding common ground with the seven-time All-Star, opposing teams believe the club will be open to exploring trades of Irving.
Source: SportsNet New York

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Dan Favale @danfavale
“the culture-by-committee that was is no more. superstars are their culture. it’s the decision the nets made years ago, then again and again since, and deviating from it now by allowing or forcing kyrie to leave isn’t noble.
it’s a path to losing kd.” PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Jalen Rose regrets voting Kyrie Irving All-NBA: ‘I get mesmerized by his talent’…11:01 AM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Jalen Rose voting Kyrie Irving third-team All-NBA, when Irving played just 29 games, is ridiculous. He should never be allowed to vote again. That is unforgivable. – 12:59 AM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
I can’t stop listening to Stephen A. Smith’s reaction to Jalen Rose voting Kyrie Irving All-NBA Third Team. PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rumor: Brooklyn Nets “outright unwilling” to give Kyrie Irving long-term extension…3:01 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
The Nets are reportedly ‘unwilling’ to give Kyrie Irving a long-term extension
This news comes after Nets GM Sean Marks and Lakers exec Rob Pelinka met last week at the NBA Draft Combine…2:38 PM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Wait, how did Kyrie Irving get an All-NBA third team vote…2:10 PM
Kyrie Irving @KyrieIrving
Protect our Youth, by any means necessary!
My prayers are with you
Please place your hands on our families everywhere. – 8:15 AM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I feel like it was yesterday when I was watching Jonathan Kuminga go off at the Kyrie Invitational at Barclays Center. Now he’s hitting big shots in the playoffs on a championship contender. – 11:28 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Below is the voting for All-NBA teams, including players who received votes but didn’t make teams. Nets’ Kevin Durant made second team All-NBA. Kyrie Irving received one third-team vote: PM

More on this storyline

It makes sense for Brooklyn to keep all of its options open on Irving and all other players on the roster outside of Durant. Still, if Irving opts out, logic says that the most likely outcome is that he returns to the Nets with a new contract. Irving would have to agree to a sign-and-trade and the Nets would have to feel that the return on the trade made sense for them. They’d also have to take back a significant amount of salary. -via SportsNet New York / May 26, 2022
Talks between Irving, Marks and Nets owner Joe Tsai have yet to happen. “I look forward to [it],” Marks told YES Network. “We have not had a conversation yet. So I look forward to getting in a room with him and Joe and his team, and we will. We’ll see what it looks like for Kyrie moving forward here, and what he needs from us and so forth. “So, again, it wouldn’t be right for me to comment on what hypothetical could happen, because we don’t know. We haven’t had those conversations with Kyrie yet. But when they do, we’ll see if it’s the right fit for both sides.” -via New York Post / May 18, 2022

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