Latest News: Kyrie wants to stay with the Nets, despite other rumours.

Published July 13, 2022 at 9:33

Since joining the Nets, Kyries time has not gone as expected. He has missed a handful of games due to non NBA reasons. Hes shown that if he plays, you can rely on him to show up on the court. However, the problem with Kyrie is off court issues and not showing up to work.

Kevin Durant has realized that, and enough is enough. He has requested a trade out of Brooklyn. The 34 year old, 2 time NBA finals MVP knows that he only has a few years left to cement his legacy even more. While Lebron, Steph both have 4 rings, KD is still stuck on 2.

According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, he reveals that Kyrie Irving wants to play for the Brooklyn Nets, with or without Kevin Durant, also adding that Kyrie never requested a trade.

A source close to the team confirmed that they've been in contact with Durant since his trade demand stunned the NBA. Another source close to Irving told The Post that the All-Star point guard not only never asked for a trade, but has had every intention of playing for Brooklyn — with or without Durant.

«How did we get into this situation about trade, when he opted in?» the source asked rhetorically. «Here is the situation. He opted in, which means he had and he has every intention of playing with the Brooklyn Nets. KD decides he wants out and now everybody is talking about trading Kyrie, right?

«Kyrie has not asked for a trade. Now, if the Nets don't want him, that's something totally different. Kyrie has not said he wants a trade. He opted in. [So where did] the trade conversations come from? Is it because, KD requested a trade and now everybody's like let's trade Ky? Kyrie opted in.»

When asked if Irving were also willing to play for the Nets, despite all the ongoing drama and the team having spoken to the Lakers about a deal, the source said he was, and that includes even if Durant is traded away in a blockbuster.

«Kyrie wants to play. He wants to win a championship, and he wants to play,» the source told The Post, adding of the Durant situation, «I think when KD said he wanted a trade, he didn't say I'm going to trade to where Kyrie goes.»

Rumours around the league are linking Kyrie to the Lakers, while saying its only a matter of time before that happens.

Here is Brian Windhorst talking about it

If Kyrie decides to stay with the Nets, he is supposed to play every game this year since the vaccine mandate in New York was lifted.

Now, with no excuses for him not to play anymore, will Kyrie finally commit to playing every game.

Time will tell
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