NEW YORK —A list of teams that he would like to see is created by him Sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he might consider signing-and-trading with the team if they can't agree on terms to allow him to remain in Brooklyn.
This list also includes, , , , And , sources said. Sources say that Irving is not interested in signing with any of these teams without Brooklyn cooperating in a sign-and trade.
Irving will have until June 29th to decide whether or not he will opt for the final year on the four-year max contract that he signed in 2019 with Brooklyn.He chose to become a franchise free agent. He will receive a $36.9m contract for next season, and will also be unrestricted in July 2023.
Irving can opt out at any time. Next month, he'll be an unrestricted, free agent. At that point, he could sign a new agreement with the Nets or find one elsewhere.
Irving and the Nets are able to talk about the possibility of Irving signing into his final year of the contract, and then extending their relationship with the franchise. They cannot discuss the structure of a new agreement until after free agency begins, which is June 30.