Nets won’t offer contract extension to Kyrie Irving

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Alec Sturm: Via the @BKGlueGuys, @Shams Charania confirms Kyrie will not be offered an extension: “He was willing to sacrifice, at the end of the day, 16 million dollars in salary this upcoming year and 186 million dollars, as far as an extension, that he will not be offered now.”
Source: Twitter

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier: ASK IRA: Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn the East upside down? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:04 PM

Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
The Nets Front Office revising their offer to extend Kyrie’s contract pic.twitter.com/BwEk1rMH874:59 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Calling it a “difficult” but “sound” decision, Steve Nash says Nets are moving forward without Kyrie: “It’s not kind of hanging over us…instead of we were living in a world that was very uncertain… that can put an extra strain on everybody.” espn.com/nba/story/_/id…4:57 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/WeVfNvjuhn4:30 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
James Harden would love to have Kyrie Irving back, if possible: “Kyrie believes in his beliefs & he stands firm & strong on that. We respect it. We all love Ky. But as far as us, we have a job to do. Individually, myself, I’m still wanting to set myself up for a championship.” – 3:01 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Will Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons Fallout Impact Celtics Place in East? | @WinningPlaysPod w/ @Rich Levine powered by @BetUS_Official twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…2:00 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/NgKFBUrm2K2:00 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Harden: “Kyrie believes in his beliefs& he stands firmly. We respect it, we all love Ky. But we have a job to do, and individually myself, I’m still wanting to set myself up for a championship. The entire organization, is on the same path” #nets1:49 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
James Harden says Kyrie Irving stands strong in his beliefs and he respects that. He also says he’d love to have Irving back with the Nets. When he was asked about it, Harden noted that BKN, as a team, could benefit from knowing who will be in the lineup night in & night out. – 1:49 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
James Harden says team still has the leaders to win it all without Kyrie. pic.twitter.com/pxzqvKlZTB1:49 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
As of now, Steve Nash says all Nets are available for tomorrow’s preseason finale vs Minnesota.
Except Kyrie Irving, of course. – 1:48 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
James Harden on the Nets’ championship odds/goals without Kyrie Irving: “We’ve still got 2 pretty good leaders.” #Nets1:47 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Steve Nash said he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie since the decision came down. Same with Harden. Harden said he thinks clarity was part of why the Nets decided when they did. Nash expects the training staff to keep in touch with Irving while he’s away from the team. – 1:46 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
The Nets and player empowerment and finally taking a stand with Kyrie Irving nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…1:40 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets’ Steve Nash says he supports BKN’s decision on Kyrie Irving. Nash says if the situation changes he’d love to have Irving back with the team. “It was a tenuous situation” to have a player ‘in and out’ with the team, as Irving had been/would be, Nash says. – 1:30 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
From yesterday, on the Nets decision to sideline Kyrie Irving until he’s vaccinated and where the Nets go from here: theathletic.com/2885112/2021/1…1:16 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn East upside down? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:52 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nets GM Sean Marks: “Without a doubt, losing a player of Kyrie’s caliber hurts from a talent perspective. No question.” Marks & BKN were as transparent as u could expect when addressing their Kyrie Irving decision, which has ripple effects across the NBA: sny.tv/articles/rippl…12:32 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/W7JOnJ8m3412:30 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
New @AthleticNBAShow Daily Ding with @Alex Schiffer on the Kyrie Irving saga and what’s next for the Nets and seriously wtf is going on?
📲 podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…
🟢 open.spotify.com/episode/7xgXY7…11:54 AM

Anthony Puccio @APOOCH
Kyrie Irving reportedly wants to be a voice for the voiceless, but he was a no comment at media day and hasn’t spoken publicly. Turns into cryptic posts and reporters/sources speaking for him + more drama.
He can be a voice if he simply spoke for himself as opposed to others. – 11:54 AM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
Sources: The Sixers are not currently interested in Kyrie Irving as a solution to their Ben Simmons problem.
That and much more in my latest look at the Irving-Nets debacle, at @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/2885135/2021/1…11:16 AM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Stephen A. Smith reveals that Kyrie Irving’s situation could lead to James Harden leaving the #Nets
#NBATwitter #NBA
sportscasting.com/stephen-a-smit…11:04 AM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/THkPUKlXS111:00 AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Who’s the best player you would trade for Kyrie Irving? – 10:26 AM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Who Gets Kyrie Irving’s Minutes With The Brooklyn Nets? via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…10:12 AM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
2021-22 preseason #CrystalBasketball grades for the Brooklyn Nets:
5. Blake Griffin: 5.0 (0.23 up)
4. Joe Harris: 6.33 (0.18 up)
3. Kyrie Irving(?): 9.0 (0.15 down)
2. James Harden: 10.67 (0.05 up)
1. Kevin Durant: 11.67 (0.13 up)
nbamath.com/crystalbasketb… pic.twitter.com/xm0R8qqBEt10:00 AM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: @Danny Leroux‘s Back: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News
Listen by becoming a member and you’ll get our 5 subscription pods/week. Subscribe: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/uMGX5e7RYV9:30 AM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
For those interested I went on New Zealand radio last night to talk about Kyrie Irving and Sean Marks, the latter of which is a native: open.spotify.com/episode/6MBPGS…9:21 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to operate by a different set of rules, it seems he wants complete autonomy — and for someone like him, that can look like anarchy. For @YahooSports: yhoo.it/3iYrLZ89:16 AM

David Locke @DLocke09
Live edition of LOCKED ON JAZZ about to start on @YouTube at LOCKED ON JAZZ
Can the Utah Jazz of 2021-22 replicate the Milwaukee Bucks We look at the similarities and the differences plus Locked On NBA Insider @adaniels33 on Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving
youtube.com/channel/UCQxdU…9:14 AM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
And ICYMI: Lowe Post podcast: @Kevin Arnovitz on the Nets moving on (for now) without Kyrie, fake Kyrie trades/what comes next, Ben Simmons popping in to Sixers HQ — plus our annual 5 Most Confusing Teams:
Apple: apple.co/3oW1XAP
Spotify: spoti.fi/2YGmgHO9:13 AM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
This week’s “Hoops, Adjacent” ep of @AthleticNBAShow w/ @Marcus Thompson features guest @Chris Herring from SI, as we go deep on Kyrie Irving’s future w/the Nets, Jon Gruden & how he stained Al Davis’ Raiders legacy, & more. Listen in!:
theathletic.com/podcast/8-the-…9:00 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
on how good the nets can still be without kyrie irving: si.com/nba/2021/10/13…8:38 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Derek Bodner is here. We chat about Ben Simmons just showing up to the 76ers front door, and Kyrie Irving being told he can’t play with the Nets right now.
SUBSCRIBE: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gam… pic.twitter.com/l5NlyN5mBV8:05 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Could Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons turn the East upside down? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:02 AM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: Kyrie and Simmons Part Infinity; News w/ @Nate Duncan
Subscribe to Total Access for ad-free episodes of Dunc’d On, and much more: duncdon.supportingcast.fm pic.twitter.com/MqBGFDsrxs8:00 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll presented by @DKSportsbook:
I picked 3 teams I’m higher on than consensus, 3 teams I’m lower on than consensus, discussed Denver going to OKC, shared my thoughts on Simmons/Kyrie, and called my own pod “Pickack” and Roll. denverstiffs.com/2021/10/13/227…2:03 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
#Nets likely will have multiple players fill Kyrie Irving void nypost.com/2021/10/13/net… via @nypostsports12:25 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast: Part 1 of the annual NBA Over/Unders pod w/ @Ryen Russillo @HousefromDC covers the East teams. We tried to talk about Kyrie + Ben Simmons as little as possible. Didn’t totally work.
open.spotify.com/episode/5yjk7P…12:24 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
New for ⁦@YahooSports⁩: He’s become a basketball martyr in his own mind and a tool for the disingenuous. Could Kyrie Irving’s stance press the limits of player empowerment? sports.yahoo.com/kyrie-irvings-…11:16 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
LOCKED ON NBA INSIDER with @adaniels33 and host @daniellabruce_
Why the Brooklyn Nets Chose to Play Without Kyrie Irving | NBA Insider A… youtu.be/yQzyJ7Bh7D0 via @YouTube10:47 PM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Answering the most-pressing Kyrie Irving questions #Nets #NBA nypost.com/2021/10/12/wil… via @nypostsports10:42 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Kyrie Irving upset with vaccine mandates leading to his stance, situation nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/12/rep…9:14 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Kyrie refusing to do media because he views journalists as “pawns,” then having his people go to Shams to explain his *reasoning* seems inconsistent. – 9:13 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Kyrie may be anti-anti-anti-vax (cc @PabloTorre) but he can’t be anti-music. pic.twitter.com/8OROSbeeGB8:35 PM

The Jump @_Talkin_NBA
Kyrie Irving on his championship promises with the Nets:
#NBATwitter pic.twitter.com/YLvBNKURCM8:21 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Why I think Kyrie will be vaccinated nydailynews.com/sports/basketb… pic.twitter.com/C00Whp4fBk8:05 PM

Mark Giannotto @mgiannotto
Kyrie Irving is like a college freshman who comes home for winter break and suddenly thinks he’s more enlightened than everyone because he read one Allen Ginsberg poem. pic.twitter.com/vLh54uQ8BK7:53 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Has anyone tried telling Kyrie he’s not allowed to get the vaccine? – 7:49 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Well @Danny Leroux is back, so is Ben Simmons. Kyrie Irving…..less so. Join us: duncdon.supportingcast.fm7:40 PM

Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
The only person who should be explaining Kyrie Irving is Kyrie Irving. – 7:38 PM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Derek Bodner is here. We chat about Ben Simmons just showing up to the 76ers front door last night, and Kyrie Irving being told he can’t sit with the Nets, Mean Girls style.
SUBSCRIBE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/show/7eZjcZwf6…7:28 PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Read the Shams article. Kyrie should retire – 7:20 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Kyrie gives me a headache. – 7:14 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
By refusing to let Kyrie Irving be a part-time player, @outsidethenba says the Nets face reality with their unvaccinated star.
cbssports.com/nba/news/by-re… pic.twitter.com/jXSg2O3vPg7:12 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Kyrie Irving is reportedly not anti-vaccine. His stance is that he is upset that people are losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates, per @Shams Charania. pic.twitter.com/mrI8MBlpLg7:08 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kyrie Irving is now fully in @Bill Simmons old theory of The Tyson Zone. No story could come out that I wouldn’t at least pause and think about if it was true or not. – 7:08 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Last thing. If Kyrie wants to be a “voice for the voiceless” then actually use you’re own voice and not Shams – 7:02 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Inside Kyrie Irving’s stance to bypass the COVID-19 vaccine, with reporting on his reasoning, and where this leaves the seven-time All-Star and the Brooklyn Nets — on @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/2885561/2021/1…6:52 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
The @BleacherReport NBA team looked at the Kyrie situation from all angles today bleacherreport.com/articles/29493…6:26 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“You cannot win a championship with a part-time player.”
@Vincent Goodwill reacts to the Nets’ decision to sit Kyrie Irving until he is fully eligible under New York City’s coronavirus vaccine mandate.
➡️ yhoo.it/3lHlvXH pic.twitter.com/R6w4kJ1YP25:55 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
In the first installment of “Good Word with Goodwill”: Kyrie becomes the martyr and the Nets draw a line pic.twitter.com/bjY6OhhToc5:40 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
A deeper look at the latest Kyrie Irving development, at @TheAthletic
* Is a Ben Simmons deal seen by stakeholders as a real possibility?
* Will Kyrie – contrary to his nature – change his stance?
* What part did owner Joe Tsai’s view possibly play?
theathletic.com/2885135/2021/1…5:23 PM

More on this storyline

Alec Sturm: Via @BKGlueGuys, @Shams Charania on the potential of Kyrie Irving being traded: “I think everything’s on the table at this point.” He adds: “If a significant offer comes their way, will they have to listen? I’m sure they will.” -via Twitter / October 13, 2021

Via @BKGlueGuys, Shams Charania says that whether or not Kyrie Irving has trade value (or would want to play elsewhere) is unknown: “He was wanted to retire with the Nets, that’s why he went there.” -via Twitter / October 13, 2021

Brian Lewis: Can confirm that the #Nets haven’t had any contract extension talks with Kyrie Irving and his camp for some time, according to a source close to the player. #nba -via Twitter @NYPost_Lewis / October 13, 2021

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