Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets has a a player option worth $36.5MM for next season in the final year of his current contract. However, he’ll have the opportunity to sign an extension this summer that would keep him in Brooklyn longterm.
While the Nets still have the talent to make a splash in the playoffs, they’re just 39-35 on the season. However, Irving hinted at signing a new deal to stay in Brooklyn longer and continue a pursuit of an NBA championship.
“For me, it has always been about being comfortable and loving where I’m at. I love it here,” Irving told reporters recently. “Once that summertime hits, I know we’ll have some conversations but there’s no way I could leave my man 7 [Kevin Durant] anywhere.”
At 30 years old, Irving is eligible for a five-year $246 million contract if he declines his player option this summer. That scenario unfolding would keep him under contract through 2026-27, a year past the end of Durant’s current deal.
As of now, it appears the duo of Irving and Durant could be the face of Brooklyn for the foreseeable future.