There’s a real possibility Kyrie Irving could leave the Brooklyn Nets this offseason and sign with another team if the two sides can’t come to some sort of agreement.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports the team and Irving are at an impasse with his contract, and there is now concern he could opt out of his deal and pursue other avenues this summer.
As for potential teams who could acquire the star guard, Charania named the Knicks, Clippers, and Lakers as possible destinations. Of the three teams listed, it seems like teaming up with LeBron James and the Lakers is the most likely.
While a trade might be the best way to get him there, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says Irving taking less money to leave the Nets and join the Lakers can’t be ruled out entirely, as unlikely as that might seem.