Kyrie Irving will stay with the Nets next season


The player had two days to exercise this option which guarantees him a contract of 37 million dollars (35 million euros) for a fourth year with the Nets.

« Normal people move the world forward, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I have made my decision to exercise the option. See you in the fall », Irving told The Athletic.

Arrived in 2019 from the Boston Celtics, Irving (30) never managed to shine with the Nets. The American leader, who has been averaging 27.1 points and 6 assists per game for three seasons, has only played 103 games with Brooklyn due to various injuries and his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. . The health protocol in force in New York until March 2022 prohibited non-vaccinated people from entering a gym.

Qualified for the play-offs this season, the Nets were swept by the Celtics 4-0 in the first round.

Irving’s decision could affect the future of the team’s other star, Kevin Durant, who wanted to wait for his teammate before deciding whether or not to stay in Brooklyn.

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