The Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving are inching towards a four-year deal
By Sterling Bennett, lead writer at BushLeagueSports
The Brooklyn Nets and All-Star free agent Kyrie Irving are “motivated to move quickly” towards a four-year, $141M deal according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Woj).
The 27-year-old point guard, who verbally committed re-signing with the Boston Celtics during the year, is now inches away from signing with the Brooklyn Nets. A possible better fit for Irving as it would be his third team in four years-the first of his choosing.
Multiple teams are in the Irving sweepstakes, none more prevalent than the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Although enticing, it seems Irving’s desire to evade the media and bright lights of the city have led him to choose the Nets.
Woj reassures previous reports… In his words, “The Nets remain in tremendous position” with Kyrie Irving and that “his focus is Brooklyn.”— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) June 29, 2019
Adds that the two sides may have a commitment early in free agency. pic.twitter.com/KCMBE8QHsr
Nothing can become official until Sunday night, but it seems the Nets have been Irving’s first choice all summer with reports claiming he is attempting to recruit Kevin Durant as well.
As the start of NBA free agency looms, Irving is close to joining Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker, who have both already verbally committed to signing with the Warriors and Celtics.