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NBA Free Agency Update: Kyrie Irving Wants To Sign With The Brooklyn Nets

(via Yahoo! Sports)

(via Yahoo! Sports)

There has been much speculation about the future of Kyrie Irving. The 6x All-Star will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and his disastrous year with Boston is leading many to conclude he will be playing somewhere else next season.

Surprisingly, the Brooklyn Nets may be his most likely landing spot, in a most recent report by ESPN's Stephen A Smith.

According to the NBA insider, sources told him that Kyrie wants to be in Brooklyn, and may even try to convince Kevin Durant to follow. The possibility of the latter depends almost entirely on the fate of these NBA Finals.

If the Warriors win, Durant is gone and (although he prefers the Knicks) might seriously consider Brooklyn if Kyrie is recruiting him. If the Warriors lose, Smith reveals that Durant would be more inclined to stay in Golden State.

Either way, whether or not he brings anybody with him, having Kyrie puts the Nets in a different class in the East. If they keep D'Angelo Russell, they will create the most powerful backcourt tandem in the conference. The dominoes will fall one way or another, but the decision of Kyrie will have to go their way for Brooklyn if they want to build a true contender.