Kyrie Irving is ready to talk to the Nets about a contract extension, but no discussions have taken place yet, writes Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.
Irving is eligible for a veteran extension that would pay him up to about $200MM over four years. A report last week indicated that a shorter deal with Brooklyn might be more realistic.
“Around Kyrie and staying with the Nets? I have reached out to the Nets regarding this,” said his agent, Shetellia Irving. “We have had no significant conversations to date. The desire is to make Brooklyn home, with the right type of extension, which means the ball is in the Nets’ court to communicate now if their desire is the same.”
Irving will be an unrestricted free agent this summer if the two sides can’t agree on an extension. He had the opportunity to enter free agency last offseason by turning down his $36.5MM player option, but there was said to be little interest in him around the league following a season in which his playing time was limited because of his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The situation may be different if Irving hits the free agent market this year. He has been on his best behavior since an early-season suspension for promoting an antisemitic film and has helped the Nets climb into contention for the top seed in the East.
Irving is averaging 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists through 35 games and is the leader among Eastern Conference guards in the latest round of All-Star voting.
37 thoughts on “Kyrie Irving Seeks Contract Extension In Brooklyn”
Good luck with that, Nets.
Some supermax that come to mind: John Wall & Westbrook.
Funny contract year and he hasn’t been all crackpot. He signs he will become a crackpot before the ink dries. The NBA teams just need to say NO
Nets should have the leverage to build some language into the contract about escalating $$ based on games played and being able to void the contract under certain conditions. No reason not to keep an All-Star PG around who your superstar player loves unless you can actually get someone else that’s anywhere close to as good.
On his best behavior lol don’t be salty
Wait till something goes wrong. Cancer Irving is a ticking time bomb.
He’s earned every penny.
I think they (Brk) want a 3 year (ext) deal , get 4 more playoff runs – Expire w Durant, I think they’ll end up getting it as well in the end.
Irving is nuts.
If I were an owner, I would want him to take 50% discount.
4-year $100 million
Are the Lakers nuts? I don’t think so.
Yes the Nyets would definitely be wise to pass on Mr. Cancer Irving’s extension request.
Kyries deserves an extension for his great play since returning from suspension.
2yrs for $10M with opt out after 1 yr :)
No more mega contract or long contract for Kyrie.
On his current 4 yr contract, he has done nothing to earn his contract and he missed majority of his games.
He doesn’t deserve a contract more than 1 year. First season he sat out because Durant couldn’t play, second season he took off about 20 games to celebrate his birthday and to “reflect” on the Capitol riots, season 3 he sat out due to covid vacine, this season he was already suspended 8 games for doing something stupid. He has the talent but not the mind to play professional sports
Please stop everyone knows the earth is flat. Lol.
He played his first year without Durant then got a shoulder injury ending his season. Second season he missed lots of games because he wasn’t right mentally. Third season he didn’t sit out nba forced him to sit out. Fourth season nothing has happened he has done everything to earn that 4 year 200 million dollar deal he’s been a great leader carrying the load when Durant is out. Also if you’re saying he shouldn’t get a contract because he misses games look at Kawhi, Embiid, AD and Zion etc all getting payed max contracts long term and miss games.
@styles they said he was able to play through the shoulder injury and he elected not to play. Everytime he fell in season 1 he acted like he just got hit by a train because he didnt want to play. Dont be naive
He chose to not get vaccinated so it was his choice to sit out. Just like it would be your choice to not drive a car or put on pants or various other things that are prerequisites to going to work.
Embiid has not missed nearly as many games as the others. I’d argue other than Embiid none of them deserve max contracts either. But at least they have been positive presences on the roster. Irving has not had one entire season without behavioral drama in like 8 years.
Maybe don’t use AD in this example? You know… since it’s gone pretty badly. Zion also doesn’t deserve to be in there since he’s young (and honestly the Pelicans had little options but to give it to him). Kyrie is… a problem. A talented one, but giving him a max contract for a small sample of good is a bad idea. He can’t help but be an absolute moron.
Nice job styles, erasing the most problematic thing he did
“I’ve been mostly selfish during my tenure here. Please give me $200MM. Thank you.”
Jebus. Not this again. Please Kyrie
do not make the nets the drama talk daily again.
Just pay the man. Meet him half way 3 years $150. 3rd year team option. The next two Years is Brooklyn championship window and there’s no PG’S worth taking in free agency in 2023 unless they want the likes of Westbrook, D’Angelo Russell or Pat Bev.
Yeah Brooklyn would be dumb not to pay him.
They most likely can’t extend him now.
Unless they have more info from which way Durants leaning. ( which can change at the drop of a hat ).
They’ve already dug themselves in a hole. To extend Kyrie would extend that hole. Sure, maybe the nets would be able to make it work if this were about any other 2 players. Where you have reasonable assurances from both players that they will honor contracts and try and be models to get other players to come to the nets on the minimum ( because that’s mostly all that super teams can afford).
But being an exec or owner, would you take assurances from those two?
Durant you’d take assurances from, Kyrie no. Kyrie doesn’t deserve a single shred of trust from anyone until he can prove he knows how to be an adult.
Next year is Brooklyns championship window, this year is over. The Nets are screwed whether they sign Kyrie or not. It’s been an abysmal failure and it’s almost fully Kyrie’s fault.
The only deal that would make sense for the Nets is a 1 + 1 (team option) f0r $30M py.
Any Kyrie contract needs an exit plan for the team.
$30m is way too much. How about incentive based contract??
Do those even exist in the NBA? $30M is fair if he plays.
Only thing that offer would do is piss Irving off.. You have no other options.. And to be quite honest, If it wasn’t for Irving, the Brooklyn nets wouldn’t even be relevant. He brought Kd to town, he keeps the tabloids discussing Brooklyn(all publicity is good publicity lol) and they’ve made the playoffs every year. Without him joining the team they would’ve been the Houston rockets of the east
Irving comes with a ton.of red flags, he’s been on his best behavior for 3 months, how long until he relapses?
Everything pisses off Kyrie, he’s a fragile person. Does it really matter if it’s money? He’ll find a different reason to be mad or “hurt” or group to lash out at.
The Nets are playing well. Things have been quiet for a month or two with Kyrie. Now isn’t the time to make your agent go public and put the Nets on the spot. Especially after the horrible controversy he just caused. This dude really just doesn’t get it.
Classic Kyrie. He absolutely cannot stand smooth sailing.
His agent is his stepmother… you can’t try and use logic with Kyrie.
As long as he continues to let his play do the talking, he’ll probably get two years + a player option year to match KD’s contract time remaining.
3 years/$100mil (player option yr. 3)