Kyrie Irving plans to leave the Nets and Durant for the Knicks, Clippers or a reunion with LeBron at the Lakers

H18 months ago, when they were made with james harden, it seemed that a new dynasty was beginning in Brooklyn. For the next season, they could keep only Kevin Durant because Kyrie Irving’s future with the Nets is in quicksand.

As reported by Shams Charania of The Athleticthere are important differences between the team and the player, who will be thinking of changing teams. A radical change in recent weeks, as after being swept in the first round by the Celtics, Irving stated: “I really don’t plan to go anywhere.”

But it won’t be the first time Kyrie has changed his mind. His departure from Boston followed a similar pattern, promising to renew before leaving in free agency to the Nets, arriving alongside Kevin Durant in the summer of 2019. KD was recovering from the Achilles tendon tear that ended his time in the Warriors, so they did not play together until 20/21, in which they were wide favorites for the title after taking over James Harden, but ‘The Beard’ suffered sprained in Game 1 of the second round against the Bucks, Kyrie sprained his ankle two games later and they were eliminated.

From there came the controversy over the New York state vaccination laws that prevented Kyrie from playing at home. That despaired Harden, who instead left for the 76ers in February. and the Nets barely made the playoffs, with Durant missing 28 games due to injury, and were swept by Boston in the first round.

Clippers, Lakers and Knicks, the teams that think of Kyrie

Kyrie Irving has up to el June 29 to decide whether to activate the contract option what does he have for the 22/23 season, that he will pay him $36.9 million, one of the 20 most expensive contracts in the NBA. There aren’t many teams with enough cap space to sign him, so the exit route will be via change.

Knicks, Lakers and Clippers are the teams you mention The Athletic as possible destinations. Relive the Garden, meeting with LeBron or Super Team with the other Los Angeles franchise.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James played three seasons together in Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James played three seasons together in Cleveland.

The Knicks they’ve already failed a couple of times to sign Kyrie after leaving Cleveland and Boston. They would have the contracts of Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel Evan Fournier and Alec Burks, either to include them in a trade or to move them and create salary-cap space, in addition to having all of them.three first-round picks in the 2023 Draft. Mind you, the Nets might find those options unattractive, considering they were in “championship mode.”

The Clippers They’re over the salary cap, but they have young players (Terance Mann, Brandon Boston) and contracts (Norman Powell, Marcus Morris, Luke Kennard and Reggie Jackson) that could match Kyrie’s contract for put together a super team with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, counting on the bench with Ty Luewith whom Irving won the ring in 2016 in Cleveland.

The other option is to meet with LeBron James in the Lakers. Mind you, the gold and purple ones need a change around Russell Westbrook and maybe Brooklyn will let the point guard go, because it sounds difficult that Durant wants to play again more than five years later with the point guard he left in Oklahoma City in 2016. Los Angeles also does not have first-round picks to use or those mid-level contracts that the Clippers have.; may require a third party involved in the change.

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