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Kyrie Irving’s name was mentioned in Thursday’s trade rumors and his time with the Brooklyn Nets ends with the launch of a free agency.

The Nets star, who signed with the team before the start of the 2019-20 season, has a $ 36.5 million player option he can choose to facilitate business.

He may choose to test a free agency hoping for the maximum deal but getting more money in the open market is not guaranteed.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kairi Irving (11) drove in front of Orlando Magic guard RJ Hampton (13) in the first half of the game on March 15, 2022 in Flalo, Orlando.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kairi Irving (11) drove in front of Orlando Magic guard RJ Hampton (13) in the first half of the game on March 15, 2022 in Flalo, Orlando.
(AP Photo / Fallon M. Ebenhawk)

Until June 29 he can decide whether to pick a deal.

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Irving, he and Nets have drawn up a list of teams he would like to trade considering sign-and-trade if they can not dismiss the extension, ESPN reports.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76 yrs are reportedly on the list.

According to the report, Nets and Irving can only discuss the possibility of entering into the final year of his current contract and the free agency will not be able to talk about a new contract until June 30.

Kairi Irving sent a cryptic tweet following the report of the extension talks with the Nets

Kairi Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2022 at TD Garden, Boston, Mass.

Kairi Irving of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against the Boston Celtics on March 6, 2022 at TD Garden, Boston, Mass.
(Nathaniel S. Butler / NBAE by Getty Images)

Whatever Irving and the Nets decide to do will affect Kevin Durant.

Irving and Durant arrived in Brooklyn together in 2019. And when he was away from the Point Guard team in 2021, Durant was his biggest defender. Athletics Shams Charania said in a stadium broadcast that Durant was “seriously considering his future options with the Nets” and “monitoring the situation”.

He said there was “expectation” that Irving would soon continue to “find a new home through opt-in and trade.”

Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said last month that talks were ongoing about the Irving deal, but that he was not committed to Point Guard’s future with the franchise.

Brooklyn Nets' Kairi Irving responds after hitting the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of the NBA Play-In Tournament on April 12, 2022 in New York.

Brooklyn Nets’ Kairi Irving responds after hitting the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half of the NBA Play-In Tournament on April 12, 2022 in New York.
(AP Photo / Seth Wenig)

“So he’s going to see what he’s going to do with his player choice and something like that,” Marx said. “I think we know what we’re looking for. We’re looking for guys who want to come here and be a part of something bigger than themselves. Play selflessly, play team basketball and be available‚Ķ and it’s not just for Kairi but for everyone here.”

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Irving expressed interest in staying in Brooklyn.