Kyrie Irving contract: Does the former NBA champion stand to earn a max contract if he leaves the Brooklyn Nets?

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Kyrie Irving is in the final year of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets. The All-Star guard will be a free agent in the 2023 off-season. Irving’s tenure in Brooklyn has been up and down since signing a four-year, $141 million contract in 2019. Irving’s tenure in Brooklyn has been up and down since signing a four-year, $141 million contract with the team in 2019.

Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game for the Brooklyn Nets so far this season. He also has a very efficient 49.0/39.3/91.9 shooting split. Irving is still just 30 years old and will be 31 by the start of 2023 free agency. Dallas would probably love to sign him to a max contract if they could.

The Los Angeles Lakers and other teams with cap space could target him. A rebuilding team, such as Orlando, could also sign him to help their young core.

Brooklyn Nets have won seven straight games to improve to 20-12 and fourth in the Eastern Conference. They were recently named the clutchest team in the NBA by multiple outlets, with a clutch record of 12-3. This comes with Irving ranking second in the league in fourth-quarter scoring at 8.3 points per game.

Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets are reportedly planning to keep him for the rest of the season. Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report said earlier this month that the Nets just want to keep Kevin Durant happy. Kyrie Irving has said he is now focused on winning and doesn’t want to cause any more distractions.

Earlier this month, Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report explained that the Nets just want to keep superstar forward Kevin Durant happy.Kyrie Irving himself also previously said that he is now focused on winning and doesn’t want to cause any more distractions for Brooklyn this season.

So it looks like both Irving and the Nets are going to be taking a wait-and-see approach regarding his future in Brooklyn.

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