Nets Give Kyrie Irving Permission To Seek Sign-And-Trade

The Brooklyn Nets have granted Kyrie Irving permission to seek sign-and-trade scenarios ahead of his potential free agency, sources tell Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.

The Nets have been unwilling to offer Irving a contract with significant long-term financial guarantees as they do not believe he is committed to doing what it takes to be on the floor consistently.

Irving has six teams on his wish list in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks.

The Knicks, Mavericks and Heat are the teams that have the biggest capacity to pull off a deal for Irving.

The Lakers would almost certainly need to include Russell Westbrook in a sign-and-trade for Irving. Westbrook ending up reuniting with Kevin Durant on the Nets is unlikely.

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