Nets’ Kyrie Irving requests trade; will sign elsewhere in the offseason if not traded

·1 min read

Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving has requested a trade with the trade deadline less than six days away (Feb. 9), according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Charania also reported that if Brooklyn does not trade Irving by the deadline, the former Duke Blue Devil will leave when he is an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

This is not that much of a surprise when you take a step back because Irving wanted to explore sign-and-trade opportunities this past offseason when general manager Sean Marks and the Nets did not want to commit to Irving long-term. Since this season has started, Irving has stayed out of the public spotlight except for when he tweeted a link to a film filled with anti-Semitic rhetoric and effectively served a team-suspension of eight games.

Irving was recently named an starter for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Utah as he is having another great season. However, his latest reason for being in the headlines appears to be more of the same.


Player grades: Kyrie Irving scores 20 in embarrassing 139-96 loss to the Celtics


NBA Twitter reacts to the Nets' lifeless 139-96 loss to the Celtics

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire