Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will stay on the team for the 2022-23 NBA season by announcing that he will exercise his player option for $36.5 million, setting aside the possibility of going to the Los Angeles Lakers. the only team that was really interested in putting him together with LeBron James.
“Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different are the ones who lead tomorrow,” Irving said in a statement shared by Shams Charania. “I’ve made the decision to stay. I’ll see you guys in the fall,” he added.
The Nets were looking for a sign and trade in their goal of releasing Irving, however, the board, in negotiations with the Lakers, was not convinced by the package of players offered by the Californians, ESPN reported.
Irving thus agrees to stay with Kevin Durant and lead the Nets project, which will seek to compete for the NBA title next season. Despite causing a lot of damage to the team due to their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Nets will try to get the best out of the point guard and further strengthen the team.
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