The brooklyn network and Kyrie Irving contract negotiation movie took another turn. On June 27, Kristian Winfield of The New York Daily News reported that the group had authorized Irving to seek potential commercial and signing partners.
“Kyrie Irving requested and received permission from the Nets to seek signing and trading offers from other teams. Kevin Durant has yet to speak to [the] Nets main office,” said Winfield via his Twitter on June 27th.
Before that, there were only rumors that Irving had a list of teams he would be interested in being traded as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. After that, Irving is reportedly interested in signing with the Los Angeles Lakers even if it means wage cut.
“I was told by an acquaintance that Kyrie would consider going to the Lakers for just $6 million in mid-level exceptions.” Broussard reported. “I don’t know how many shares I’m putting in there. But I’ve been told he’ll look into it.”
Now, the rumors have been confirmed and the Nets point guard has been licensed to look for signing and trading partners for the Nets. However, despite being allowed to do so, other teams may not be interested.
Only one group is interested in Kyrie Sign-and-Trade
On June 27, shortly after it was reported that Brooklyn had licensed Irving to seek offers from other teams, Adrian Wojnarowski added to his report that there was not much interest at the moment.
“ESP Source: Outside of the Lakers, there are currently no known teams planning to pursue signing and trading for Nets G Kyrie Irving. No log deals can be officially discussed until after 6pm on Thursday. Brooklyn is reportedly not interested in the Lakers packages available. ” Wojnarowski tweeted.
Perhaps the lack of interest in Kyrie Irving could be due to the movie. Or it could be because the teams have been eyeing the possibility of disaster for Kevin Durant should Irving go.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe has stated that teams are currently bracing for the possibility of Durant being present.
“I can tell you this,” Zach Lowe said in Lowe Post’s podcast. “This is what the teams are doing. Teams have been operating under… not an assumption, but we need to prepare for Kevin Durant to be able to trade in six days or seven days.”
‘Annoying’ with Nets Front Office
On the latest episode of Ringer’s Mismatch podcastLogan Murdock, who spent time with Durant for a Profile Marchreported where things can stand with the Nets as an organization.
“I made some calls. Kevin Durant hasn’t spoken to the team in weeks. I don’t think Kevin is confident in front of the office right now. I don’t know if he’s in the stage of leaving, but there’s a huge insecurity not only from Kyrie’s side but also from KD’s side…
“The most important thing about him is that he feels that the front office hasn’t grown to understand Kyrie, whatever that means. I’ll push that back when a guy leaves every two weeks… Kyrie earns the lion’s share of the blame. But I think KD believes ‘hey, you guys didn’t get this guy. You didn’t try to find out where he came from. ‘
The Nets don’t understand Kyrie definitely feels like a real possibility given the way things have turned out. After it was reported a few weeks ago that the team ‘didn’t want’ to sign Irving to a long-term contract, it became a frenzy of news and rumors. Now, Irving must decide first if he will opt out of the final year with his player selection. Then more and more people will see the truth of these reports.
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