Kyrie Irving Apr 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball up the court against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

While the NBA world waits with bated breath as to what the Brooklyn Nets do with Kevin Durant’s trade request and Kyrie Irving‘s huge player option, the feeling around the league appears to be that Irving, at least, is likely to remain in New York.

For weeks, the speculation has been that Irving will be involved in some kind of blockbuster trade, most likely with the Los Angeles Lakers. That conversation heated up over the weekend when Irving and LeBron James were spotted at a Drew League event, which both plan to play in.

But some NBA experts predict that Irving will remain with the Nets and that no trade is coming, at least for now.

Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer said on his “Please Don’t Aggregate This” podcast this week he thinks Irving will remain in Brooklyn and that the star has accepted his fate.

“From my conversations with people in the league, seems pretty clear Kyrie’s accepting the fact that he is overwhelmingly likely to be back in Brooklyn,” said Fischer.

The Nets are still open to a trade but, as with a Durant trade, they are going to be expecting a lot in return. Right now, even the Lakers don’t look as if they are ready to make that kind of move.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.