Kyrie Irving wants out of Brooklyn. After unsuccessfully negotiating a contract extension, Irving informed the franchise he would like to be moved by the Feb. 9 deadline or risk him leaving for nothing in free agency.
According to The Athletic, Irving was offered a contract extension with stipulations, but that was declined. “Principle differences” emerged after Irving declined the deal.
Before the season started, Irving requested a sign-and-trade, but ultimately opted in the final year of his four-year max contract.
For the season, Irving is averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds. The Nets sit at 31-20 and were believed to be a contender in the Eastern Conference.