Brian Windhorst: Nets don’t want status quo with Kyrie Irving

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Kyrie Irving eventually decided to opt into the last year of his contract with the Nets, but that does not mean he is guaranteed to remain with the team for next season.

According to an NBA insider Brian Windhorst, Brooklyn is not interested in the status quo with the former NBA champion who would become an unrestricted free agent next summer unless he signs an extension.

Via RealGM:

“When Kyrie announced he was opting in, I was like ‘okay, we can move on. This won’t be a thing,’ said Windhorst.

“But that’s not what my phone was telling me. That’s not what the executives were telling me. That’s not what the agents were telling me. They are saying this ain’t over, because the Nets made it clear to everybody they did not want the status quo. If nothing else changed, they were not going to be happy. They were not sure if that this satisfied that situation.

The Lakers are reportedly the only team interested in making a trade for Irving.

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