Back in 2018, Kyrie Irving told Celtics fans sitting inside of the TD Garden that he planned on re-signing with Boston and had a dream of seeing his “No. 11 [jersey] in the rafters one day.” After a tumultuous 2018-19 season, he left the Celtics and signed with the Nets in free agency.
Now, with Irving in position to once again enter unrestricted free agency if he declines his player option, could he follow the same script?
On Monday morning, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported that Irving and the Nets are at an “impasse” that could “clear the way for [Irving] to consider the open marketplace.” Charania's bombshell dropped just three days before the 2022 NBA Draft and nine days before the deadline on that $36.5 million player option, setting the stage for a wild offseason in Brooklyn.
Here is what we know about Irving's situation, including potential landing spots if he can't reach an agreement with the Nets.