Nets leave Kyrie Irving’s future open

Basketball star Kyrie Irving could leave the Brooklyn Nets after the early exit in the NBA playoffs. This was indicated by General Manager Sean Marks at a press conference.

“It would be unfair of me to comment on the current status between Kyrie and us. But to be completely frank, he has some decisions to make for himself,” said Marks. “We’re looking for players who want to be here and be a part of something bigger than themselves, who play selflessly, who play team basketball and who are available. It’s not just for Kyrie, it’s for everyone.”

The 30-year-old Irving had missed large parts of the season because he had not been vaccinated against the corona virus. He was only able to make his season debut in January, but was initially only allowed to play away from home. Irving only played 29 games in the regular season, while the Nets lost 4-0 to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.

Irving’s contract is up and he has a player option for an extension that would net him $36.5 million. The Los Angeles Lakers around superstar LeBron James are considered a potential prospect for Irving after the missed playoffs.

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