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Kyrie Irving stays with the Nets

Kyrie Irving finally decided to take advantage of the option of a fourth season in his contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

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This is what he confirmed to The Athletic on Monday. He will therefore receive $37 million in 2022-2023.

“Normal people move the world forward, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I made the decision to stay. See you in the fall,” Irving said.

Earlier in the day, the daily New York Daily News argued that the Nets had allowed the player to negotiate with other NBA teams for a potential trade that would include a new deal. It seems that Irving has not found a shoe to his feet in this avenue.

However, it also appears that the Brooklyn club are reluctant to offer him a new deal after he has missed the vast majority of home games this season. Irving was not allowed to play at Barclays Center because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Since joining the Nets in 2019, the Australia native has played just 103 regular season games out of a possible 226.

Irving averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game this season.

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