When it comes to ongoing negotiations between the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant is staying out of what he calls one of the most “important times” in the career of his friend.
Nets fans, and many NBA observers, are looking on with curiosity to see if Irving and the organization decide to continue their relationship. There are three ways the current situation can play out:
- Irving opts int o the final year of his deal after agreeing to a new long-term extension.
- Both sides could agree it won’t work but feel a sign-and-trade elsewhere is best for all involved.
- Or the superstar guard opts out and hits the free-agent market.
The last two options could have a trickle-down effect with many around the league assuming if Irving leaves Durant will then ask for an exit. It has made some speculate that the 12-time All-Star may be trying to exert some influence on the ongoing negotiations in the hope of keeping the duo in Brooklyn.