The Brooklyn Nets will not offer star Kyrie Irving a $ 186 million extension that he is eligible to sign Shams Charania.
Charania discussed the situation of the Nets on Wednesday in the podcast “The Glue Guys”.
“Obviously at the end of the day that wasn’t something they wanted,” said Charania of Brooklyn’s option to play Irving in street games this season, regardless of his vaccination status.
“He was willing to sacrifice $ 16 million in salary next year and $ 186 million for an extension he is not now offered.”
Irving remains unvaccinated; Therefore, under the New York City Protocol, he cannot participate in Nets games.
The $ 16 million prize that Charania is referring to is the amount Irving would lose if he broke NYC protocol throughout the season.
He has a $ 36.5 million player option in his contract for the next season.
If he unsubscribes and does not sign an extension with the Nets, he joins the free agency.
While many things can change over the course of a season, Irving seems pretty much adjusted to his demeanor.
If he stays unvaccinated, he risks more than $ 200 million that would otherwise be guaranteed.
General Manager Sean Marks has made it clear after meeting Kevin Durant and James Harden that part-time is not an option for Kyrie Irving.
“Given the evolving situation and after careful consideration, we have decided that Kyrie Irving will not play or train with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant,” said Marks, reading from a prepared statement.
“Kyrie made a personal choice and we respect his individual right to vote. Currently, the choice will limit his ability to be a full-time member of the team and we will not allow any member of our team to participate with part-time availability. “
Right now, Irving holds the keys to his future and finances.