Massive Kyrie Irving Update Emerges Suggesting Brooklyn Nets Journey May Be Nearing Its End

Published 05/25/2022, 12:58 PM EDT
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 14: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets takes the court against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Despite having the dynamic trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets were unable to field all three for a long time. The reason being? The league disallowed any participation by Irving whenever the team played at home.

A New York City mandate required all athletes to be fully vaccinated while they play for any team in the city. For the uninitiated, Kyrie took a personal health decision that kept him out of home games. Although the mandate was lifted, Irving’s future still looms.

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According to the latest reports, the front office is skeptical to offer Irving a long-term extension due to the aforementioned reason and his long injury history.

Kyrie’s Nets future hangs in the air

There is no denying the Brooklyn Nets have one of the most talented rosters in the league. With players like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the team, a lot was expected from them.

However, the Boston Celtics swept them 4-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. This caused one of the biggest upsets this season, which angered fans and analysts all around.

Moreover, their problems started long before the NBA playoffs. The Nets were dealt with a blow as a New York City mandate disallowed Kyrie to play during the home games.

This forced the Nets to take some tough decisions. According to the latest reports, the front office will make a decision against offering Irving a new long-term contract. For the uninitiated, Uncle Drew’s current contract with the Nets ends in 2023.

How has Kyrie Irving been this season?

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Despite not being able to play home games this season, Irving has been an important part of the Nets team, especially when Kevin Durant was out with injury.

He averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists this season in the regular season. During the first-round matchup against the Boston Celtics, Irving averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists. (Source: basketballreference.com)

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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