NBA Insider Reveals Kyrie Irving’s Tricky Situation With Brooklyn Nets

Published 09/16/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts after a three point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first quarter of game one in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


In terms of raw talent in an NBA roster, the Brooklyn Nets are right up there with the best. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving remain the top guns on the roster. Despite not winning a championship, fans predict the Nets to go all the way in the upcoming season. With a well-balanced and deep roster, a final match between the Los Angeles Lakers is on the cards.

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In the meantime, there are some complications related to Irving’s contract. The organization has to decide whether he should get a full max extension or whether he will enter free agency.

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Does Kyrie Irving deserve a full max extension?

The point guard is a vital cog in Steve Nash’s free-flowing system. Thus, NBA insider Brian Windhorst spoke about the details related to Kyrie Irving’s contract.

“So his contract is a little bit interesting. He has a whole bunch of incentives built into it and so, he actually can’t get a full max but he can get pretty close but he’s got a decision to make.

“If you are looking at this raw on paper, he could wait out this year and then sign a whole new brand, new contract next summer and actually guarantee himself a lot more money similar to what Kawhi Leonard just did with the Clippers and that would make sense in straight ledger terms,” said Windhorst.

DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 15: Kyrie Irving (11) of the Brooklyn Nets reacts to the game slipping away against the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 101-93 win on Thursday, November 14, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

He also added that the Nets will look to extend his contract to a max extension, otherwise it would be a risk for them to offer a new bumper contract when he enters free agency. It makes complete sense for them to give him a contract, considering how important he is to the team.

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Irving is a gem!

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After winning the NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving left the franchise for Boston to start a new project. However, things didn’t go as planned, and it didn’t work out for him there. After that, the point guard came to Brooklyn to try his luck with the Nets. Safe to say, he has done pretty well.

In his two years with the franchise, Irving has averaged 27 points, 6.1 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. With an effective field goal percentage of 56.7, he is important for the Nets’ offense to run.

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Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant attend Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)

The player is in his prime right now, and with KD and Harden on the team, the Brooklyn Nets have a chance to finally land the NBA title.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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