Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving recently indicated that he plans to re-sign with the team in the summer, noting the presence of teammate Kevin Durant.
Kyrie Irving indicates he’ll be re-signing with the Nets in the summer:
“There’s no way I’m leaving my man #7 anywhere.”
Kevin Durant (#7) recently signed a long term extension with the Nets.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) March 26, 2022
Irving first signed with the Nets in 2019 after playing two seasons with the Boston Celtics. His time with the Celtics came after he played his first six NBA seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
His current deal with the Nets includes a player option for next season worth more than $36 million.
The 2021-22 campaign for Irving has been filled with plenty of controversy due to his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Even though Irving has only played in 20 games this season, he’s still producing at a high level during his time on the court. He’s currently averaging 28.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
The Nets are currently in a furious battle to reach the playoffs, and they’re likely going to have to survive the play-in tournament in order to make it to a series.