Kyrie Irving has yet to make his season debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who maintain they’d welcome back Kyrie Irving if he changes his stance on getting vaccinated.
According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the Nets could be also open to discussing trade offers for their superstar. Due to public health measures in effect in New York City, Irving is unable to participate in home games at Barclays Center.
“To that end, it’s worth noting that, as of late last month, Brooklyn remained open to talking trades involving Irving, per SNY sources. ESPN reported in late October that the Nets were taking calls on potential Irving trades, but not making them.”
He also has a $36.5-million player option for the 2022-23 season, after which he’ll become an unrestricted free agent. The Nets are 15-6 and sit atop the competitive Eastern Conference standings.
Brooklyn has stayed at the top of the standings amid injuries and the absence of Kyrie Irving. However, Brooklyn hasn’t been great against some of the league’s top teams.
James Harden and Kevin Durant seem to be the key for any success the Nets could have this season, especially if Irving does not get back with the team.
It’s unclear if Irving has considered getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but the Nets made it clear that they will welcome back Irving, if his stance changes.