Kyrie Irving’s Situation Goes from Bad to Worse as Nets Further Sideline Him

Kyrie Irving, a name without whom there were slim chances LeBron James could have ended the Cleveland Curse. It is also the name that ripped Brooklyn Nets off their series win against the Bucks, with that nasty injury. So a very important name, indeed, is facing a career crossroad, say, a turmoil of sorts. 

His 2019 started with the Celtics fans hating on him and an injury dawning upon him. Then, the year 2020 welcomed him with controversies arising from missing games. And now, the season 2021-22 is leading to burgeoning problems. An update about his contract extension is not something Ky fans want to hear.

Kyrie Irving to miss the contract extension

As per the latest report from The Athletic, the 7x All-Star will witness a penalty of $16 million+ in the 2021-22 season. Much worse, the Brooklyn Nets organization will no more get him that $186 million contract extension. 

This comes as a major shock because no one saw this coming. In fact, a few months ago, the Nets would’ve been more than delighted to offer him an extension and lock his fate for the next four years. But now, he will instead have a player option in 2022 and a free agency approaching in 2023. 

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This update comes a day after the Nets franchise cleared their stance about not allowing Kyrie to join the practices or even the road games. 

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What does this mean for the Brooklyn Nets?

Well, this means that team owner Joseph C. Tsai’s backup plan will have to come at the forefront. So now, Steve Nash will have a star duo and not a big three to run his offense. The Nets, that were too strong on paper, are suddenly not that intimidating.

May 4, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden calls out from the bench during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant will now have to bear extra load, just as he did in the playoffs 2021, throughout the regular-season. Plus, James Harden will need to place his faith in Joe Harris as a replacement of Ky. 

Joey Hoops does not come anyway near Kyrie’s 27-point average caliber, but he’s a five-year Brooklyn vet and can go back to the shooting guard position. His three-point shooting has the best figures on the team and that can bring some relief too. 

So what do you think, are there any chances whatsoever that Kyrie will follow the league protocols and make a comeback? Help us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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