NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Has Received Permission To Seek Sign & Trade

The Kyrie Irving situation with the Brooklyn Nets is going downhill fast. A report today says that Irving's camp has asked for, and received, permission to seek sign-and-trade packages with other teams around the league.

Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports that "the belief among both league and player circles is that Irving is gone."

Kyrie this morning refused to answer the question if he wanted to remain in Brooklyn:

The Nets are unwilling to give Irving a long-term contract extension with significant financial guarantees. As evidenced by GM Sean Marks' thinly-veiled comments after they were swept in the first-round of the playoffs, they do not believe Irving is committed to doing what it takes to be "available" for his teammates.

Irving has played in only 103 of a possible 226 games for the Nets in three seasons, due to a variety of injuries and self-imposed time off. 

Now, it's just a matter of which team will step up and take him on. 

Kyrie reportedly has six teams on his list of where he'd like to end up: the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Heat, 76ers and Mavericks.

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