The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly prepared to let Kyrie Irving and even Kevin Durant walk during this offseason with things seemingly escalating in that situation. Irving suggested that there is more than meets the eye happening behind the scenes as he talked about how he will address the current situation when the time is right.
In any case, with it looking less and less likely that the star guard stays with the Nets, questions about where he will go continue to come up. The Lakers have been mentioned as the team with the most significant interest but Adrian Wojnarowski suggested that the Nets wouldn’t be interested in the packages that the LA team has to offer.
If that is the case, Irving leaving the Nets could also happen if he refuses to pick up his player option for next season and become a free agent. But if he does so to join the Lakers then the only way that would work is if he accepted the mid-level exception worth $6 million that the team can offer him as a free agent. And Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report suggested that this is a possibility.