With Kyrie Irving finally opting-in to his Brooklyn Nets contract, rumors indicate that three teams were “poking around” with sign-and-trade scenarios were the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks.
NBA insider Shams Charania reports that the three teams looking into their rosters for a viable trade package were the 76ers, the Heat and the Mavs.
“Reports indicate that the 76ers, Heat and Mavericks had poked around for trade scenarios to acquire Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets,” said Charania. “But at the end of the day, he made a move where he said, ‘I’m gonna commit. I’m gonna go back to Brooklyn, I’m gonna opt-in.”
Charania made the report on the Pat McAfee Show, just a day following the news that Irving would opt-in for his final year with the Nets.
While rumors circulate that the Lakers haven’t stopped pursuing the seven-time All Star, Irving is still a topic of discussion for some teams around the league. The 76ers, Heat and Mavericks were reportedly the teams who looked into their rosters. The teams considered their trade packages for the former NBA champion.
Who knows if trade rumors for Kyrie Irving will ever be over, but for now it seems like the guard will stay in Brooklyn.