The Athletic and Stadium reporter Shams Charania declares that Brooklyn Nets‘ Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.5 million player option with the team for the 2022-2023 season.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is opting into his $37 million player option for the 2022-23 season, @TheAthletic @Stadium has learned. Irving is bypassing on multiple opt-in and trade scenarios to fulfill his four-year commitment to the Nets and Kevin Durant.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 27, 2022
“Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I’ve made my decision to opt in. See you in the fall,” the seven-time All-Star guard recently announced. The reports claim that the Nets didn’t really want to sign Irving for a long-term contract due to not getting the COVID-19 vaccine and his injuries. Joe Tsai, the Nets owner, supported the decision to not offer him a full deal worth more than $250 million, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports.
On the Nets, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving: pic.twitter.com/xphBIP8LB3— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2022