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Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is seeking a contract extension and, according to his agent, talks have yet to materialize.
“Around Kyrie and stay with the Nets? I contacted the Nets about it,” his agent Shetellia Irving told Bleacher Report. “We haven’t had any meaningful conversations to date. The desire is to make Brooklyn home, with the right kind of expansion, which means the ball is in the Nets’ court to communicate now if their desire is the same.”
Irving is in the final year of his contract. If an extension cannot be reached, he would become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season and should generate strong interest across the league.
Irving is eligible for a maximum extension of four years and around $200 million.
The 12-year-old veteran is in line to make his eighth All-Star appearance as he was the fan-voting top guard in the Eastern Conference category in last week’s update.
He is averaging 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists this season.
Since Irving returned to the Nets in late November after an eight-game suspension for sharing a documentary containing anti-Semitic messages on his social media accounts, he has been a constant presence for Brooklyn.
After a slow start to the season, the Nets have found a rhythm and are considered one of the best teams in the conference when in top form.