Kyrie Irving

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  • Kevin Durant
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both have signed three-year deals with a player option for a fourth season.

    The three-and-one structure means that both can hit the market in the summer of 2022, paving the way for a little more flexibility and greater earning potential. Whether or not those options are exercised will depend on how things go in Brooklyn, as well as how Durant looks in his return from a torn Achilles.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets have made the signing of Kyrie Irving official on Sunday.

    Before being supplanted by the Clippers yesterday, Brooklyn had widely been considered to have won the offseason, and it all started with the commitment they received from Irving, which ultimately lead them to acquiring Kevin Durant as well. While KD rehabs this season, Irving will unquestionably be the number one option on this team, and should figure to produce first to second round value on a nightly basis.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving has agreed to a four-year contract worth $142 million with the Nets.

    Irving has a player option on the fourth season. He'll be joining forces with Kevin Durant but will be the team's leader next season while KD is on the mend, so hopefully he learns from last season's tumult in Boston. Uncle Drew should remain an elite fantasy asset in Brooklyn's fun scheme.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving will give the Nets a formal commitment when free agency opens, per Marc Stein, with the Nets still "aggressively pursuing" Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan.

    Brooklyn is hoping that Irving is enough to attract Durant and Jordan — who is Durant's close friend. The Nets are still armed with one max contract slot even after accounting for Irving, and they'll be able to put it to good use with Durant's decision coming tonight. Either they land KD or they can quickly pivot to snap up second and third-tier free agents.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Celtics, Nets and Hornets have engaged in exploratory talks on a three-team sign-and-trade deal that would send Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn, Kemba Walker to Boston and Terry Rozier to Charlotte.

    The Celtics want to create a full mid-level exception to help them add other players in free agency but it would likely cost them a first-round pick in the process. With two of the transactions here just about set in stone, it's now about recuperating additional assets, whether they be picks or cap space, if at all possible. If this does happen it would be a highly complicated transaction.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving will meet with the Nets on Sunday, with both sides "motivated to move quickly" on a four-year, $141 million contract.

    Irving has been expected to land with the Nets for some time now, and though the Lakers also showed interest it looks like they'll get left in the rearview barring a big change of course. Brooklyn will hope that attracting Irving will bring Kevin Durant to town as well. Marc Stein adds that this may not have the intended effect, however, as Durant has been adamant that he is in charge of his destination and will not be lobbied.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marc Stein is reporting that Kyrie Irving is "as much of a target as Kawhi Leonard," now that the Lakers have opened up enough cap space to sign a max player.

    All along it's been assumed that Leonard is the top target, and that may still be true, but the Lakers aren't punting on Irving even with most people guessing that he ends up with the Nets. It has previously been reported that the mysterious Leonard doesn't care to play with LeBron James and that the Clippers are the most likely west coast destination, so perhaps the Lakers will pivot and pick up an elite backcourt player instead. Agreements will start rolling in on Sunday, so get your snacks ready.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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  • Kyrie Irving
    G, Boston Celtics

    Marc Stein of The New York Times is reporting that the Nets believe they are the favorites to land Kyrie Irving in free agency.

    Irving to the Nets has been on overdrive the past few weeks, and it's looking almost certain that Irving will be on the Nets, Lakers or Knicks come July 1st. D'Angelo Russell may be playing elsewhere next season if the Nets acquire Irving in free agency. Stay tuned.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    G, Boston Celtics

    According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, since the season ended, Kyrie Irving has been communicating forthrightly with Celtics' officials both privately and publicly signaling that he will leave the team in free agency.

    It has been widely expected that Irving would leave the Celtics for a bit now, with the Nets being the team most analysts are pegging Irving end up with. With the news that Al Horford is going elsewhere, there is little reason to believe that Irving would stick around. We should have an official update on Irving's intentions soon enough.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter