While the things seemed to be working out between Kyrie Irving and the Nets, new revelations could reignite tensions. According to a close friend of the leader, the leaders of Brooklyn would have made a rather humiliating extension offer to the All-Star, which explains the general malaise in the franchise.
Whereas Kevin Durant confirmed its desire to leave recently, with a huge ultimatum given to its leaders, the file Kyrie Irving is also starting to make people talk again, with several big revelations in the media. It seemed almost agreed that the leader would stay one more season in his favorite franchise, with or without KD by his side, but this information could rekindle tensions.
Indeed, according to a controversial journalist, Uncle Drew would have totally crazy demands to its GM Sean Marks during negotiations for an extension, requests obviously refused. Because the fear of losing the player for free next season will be greater and greater as the season progresses, a trade could finally be set up, and why not with the Lakers?
Kyrie threatened to receive only 15% of his salary!
But one of the player’s very good friends, Ying Kopin, spoke on Instagram, revealing in detail the contract offered by the Nets to Kyrie. We immediately understand better why no agreement has been reached between the two camps, and why tensions have worsened. And we also discover that the leader demanded to play the matches he wanted. Astonishing revelations on both sides.
According to @/yingkopin the Brooklyn Nets offered a 5-year, $250 million max contract to Kyrie Irving
The catch was some unreasonable games played requirements
(Giannis wouldn’t have gotten the full salary a single time over the last three seasons)
📷 @/yingkopin Insta pic.twitter.com/pmPmmAnZUB
—Cody Mallory (@RealCodyMallory) August 13, 2022
Recently, I’ve seen a lot of rumors about Kyrie Irving’s contract, and 90% are just here for the headlines. Let’s break things down to get a better understanding of this contract. Already, the Nets and the player have agreed to a 5-year, $250 million max contract, with additional clauses including:
If Kyrie played less than 30 games over the season, he would only have received 15% of his salary. 60 games played, 85% of salary. 65 matches, 90% of salary, and 72 matches, 100% of salary received. […] For example, after 30 years, Stephen Curry would never have received 100% of his salary. Would you accept such a contract? Then the media claimed he didn’t want to play back-to-back. It’s wrong. He just wants to be able to rest when his body is down. But with this contract, he should have forced himself, even if it meant seriously injuring himself.
According to this friend of Kyrie Irving, the Nets would have tried to stagger his contract according to the number of games played, which is obviously unacceptable for him. Yes, the leader is very unstable and unpredictable, but in the event of a serious injury at the start of the season, how can he justify the fact that he only receives 15% of his salary? On the other hand, we can also understand the reluctance of the leaders in the face of Kyrie’s request, who only wants to play when he feels good…
The Nets wanted Kyrie Irving to play a number of games for to touch his entire salary in the event of an extension, when the point guard did not want to be forced to play injured to be paid. A situation that is understandable on both sides, and which gives rise to an impasse.