While the Brooklyn Nets are without Kyrie Irving as he refuses to get the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, there is still a ton of interest in his services.
On ESPN NBA Countdown, Adrian Wojnarowski said that the Nets are getting calls on their All Star point guard.
Due to the New York mandate that requires all athletes to have the vaccine, it has forced the Nets to keep Irving away from the team unless he complies and gets the vaccine.
Not only does New York have the mandate, but California does as well, so if Irving were on any team in those two states, he would be forced to miss all 41 home games.
But that doesn’t mean teams from other states around the league; sans maybe the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics considering how he ended each tenure there, will be interested.
Wojnarowski mentioned that the Philadelphia 76ers have yet to contact the Nets, as they have a disgruntled star of their own in Ben Simmons, who doesn’t want to be there and wants a trade.
Brooklyn and Philadelphia don’t seem inclined to help each other, so it’s safe to say they are out.
The Portland Trail Blazers have been mentioned with Damian Lillard. The Washington Wizards have been too with Bradley Beal.
Deapite Irving’s beliefs that have forced Brooklyn’s hand, a team in the league will definitely want him and it’s in Brooklyn’s best interests to find the best possible deal to send him somewhere that allows him to play and not cause as much of a distraction as he has become.
The question is now; where will Kyrie play next in the NBA?