Report: Kyrie wants out of Brooklyn before Feb. 9 trade deadline initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Cease us if you happen to’ve heard this earlier than: Kyrie Irving intends to desert his crew.
The Nets star has requested a commerce out of Brooklyn previous to the Feb. 9 NBA commerce deadline, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Friday. If the Nets do not commerce Irving earlier than Feb. 9, the All-Star guard plans to depart in 2023 free company, per Charania.
Boston Celtics followers will recall a really comparable situation taking part in out simply 4 years in the past. Previous to the 2018-19 season, Irving introduced to an area stuffed with followers at TD Backyard that he intended to re-sign with the Celtics the next offseason.
However on Feb. 1, 2019 — virtually precisely 4 years in the past to the day — Irving changed his tune, responding, “Ask me July 1” when requested about his Celtics dedication. On July 7, Irving left Boston to signal a four-year take care of the Brooklyn Nets.
There was hypothesis previous to this season that Irving would decline his $37 million participant choice and pursue a sign-and-trade, however he determined to choose in and stick with the Nets as an alternative. Brooklyn acquired off to a scorching begin this season, profitable 12 in a row in December to vault to second place within the Jap Convention.
The Nets have dropped seven of their final 11 video games since Kevin Durant suffered a knee damage, nevertheless, and suffered an embarrassing 43-point loss to the Celtics at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Two days later, Irving apparently needs out of Brooklyn after failing to achieve an settlement with the Nets on a brand new contract, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Whether or not the Nets can discover a commerce associate stays unclear, however the Los Angeles Lakers may emerge as a possible vacation spot after preseason chatter about an Irving-Russell Westbrook swap.