The Brooklyn Nets won’t supply star Kyrie Irving a $186 million extension he’s eligible to signal per Shams Charania.
Charania mentioned the Nets’ scenario on “The Glue Guys” podcast on Wednesday.
“Clearly on the finish of the day, that’s not one thing they felt like they needed to do,” Charania mentioned of Brooklyn’s choice to play Irving on highway video games this season the place he can be eligible no matter his vaccine standing.
“He was prepared to sacrifice, on the finish of the day, $16 million in wage this upcoming 12 months and $186 million so far as an extension that he won’t be provided now.”
Irving stays unvaccinated; due to this fact, beneath New York Metropolis protocol, he can’t take part in any Nets’ video games.
The $16 million price ticket Charania refers to is the quantity Irving would lose if he continues to violate NYC protocol for the complete season.
He has a $36.5 million participant possibility on his contract subsequent season.
If he opts out and doesn’t signal an extension with the Nets, he’ll enter free company.
Whereas many issues can change over the course of a season, Irving appears fairly set on his stance.
If he stays unvaccinated, he’s placing in danger greater than $200 million that might in any other case be assured.
Common Supervisor Sean Marks has made it clear that part-time is just not an possibility for Kyrie Irving after assembly with Kevin Durant and James Harden.
“Given the evolving nature of the scenario and after thorough deliberation, we have now determined Kyrie Irving won’t play or apply with the group till he’s eligible to be a full participant,” Marks mentioned, studying from a ready assertion.
“Kyrie has made a private selection, and we respect his particular person proper to decide on. Presently, the selection restricts his capacity to be a full-time member of the group, and we won’t allow any member of our group to take part with part-time availability.”
For now, Irving holds the keys to his future and funds.