Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has informed the franchise that he needs to be traded forward of Thursday’s deadline, a supply informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Irving had beforehand requested to be sign-and-traded forward of the season, sources stated, earlier than deciding to decide into the ultimate 12 months of his four-year max contract.
There have been some talks on a brand new deal for Irving, however no deal was reached and a commerce request was delivered to the group on Friday, sources informed ESPN. Irving can depart the franchise this summer time as a free agent.
He was suspended eight video games earlier within the season after making a social media publish selling a ebook and film that options antisemitic themes.
The Nets entered Friday 31-20 and firmly within the Eastern Conference playoff race however have misplaced seven of their final 11 video games since Kevin Durant went down with an MCL sprain.
Irving, 30, is averaging 27.1 factors, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per recreation this season.