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According to Kristian Winfield, the Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving has requested and received permission from the team to find sign-and-trade offers from other teams.

The Nets leader Kevin Durant still hasn’t spoken to Brooklyn front office. The Los Angeles Lakers star guard Russell Westbrook to the Nets remains unlikely.

This past season, Irving averaged 27.4 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in 29 starts but missed a significant number of home games due to his unvaccinated status.