Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Superstar plans to work quickly toward massive deal with Nets

first_imgThe Nets will have a formal commitment from Kyrie Irving at their practice facility in two hours, league sources say, and — as @NYTSports reported Monday — have been aggressively pursuing a Kyrie/Kevin Durant/DeAndre Jordan trio in hopes of luring Durant away from Golden State— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 30, 2019Irving has already planned on meeting with the team in New York with earlier reports hinting at a four-year, $141 million deal.Free agent Kyrie Irving is meeting with the Brooklyn Nets in New York on Sunday and both sides are motivated to move quickly toward reaching a 4-year, $141M deal, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019The Lakers and Knicks were both extremely motivated to sign Irving, but it would appear the Nets have indeed won out. Related News Knicks free agency rumors: New York has eye on 4 guards whether it lands Kyrie Irving or not Irving reportedly opted out of his deal with the Celtics and will be a free agent.In a corresponding move, as ESPN puts it “once Irving commits” to the Nets, the team is expected to renounce the rights to point guard D’Angelo Russell making him an unrestricted free agent. Kyrie Irving looks like he is indeed planning to sign with the Nets in free agency.According to a report from The New York Times, Brooklyn will have a formal offer for the star as soon as free agency begins at 6 p.m. ET Sunday. NBA free agency 2019: Kevin Durant to go? Kawhi Leonard to stay? What will Lakers do? Celtics’ problems extend beyond Kyrie Irving, report says Once Kyrie Irving commits to a deal, Nets are expected to renounce All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Russell led Nets to the playoffs this past season. There’s tremendous league-wide interest in Russell.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019Russell reportedly has teams interested around the league including the Lakers and Pacers.The Nets could also work out a sign-and-trade for Russell as well as they reportedly plan to do all they can to get the point guard to a team of his choice. In that scenario they could avoid renouncing his rights altogether.Nets will be willing to work with Russell and his reps on ways to get him to a team of his choice, including sign-and-trade scenarios, league sources tell ESPN. If Russell and Nets found a sign-and-trade deal that works for both, obviously, there’s no need to renounce his rights.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019last_img read more