NBA Rumors: Nets Have Made A Decision On Kyrie Irving For 2022-23

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in hot pursuit of Kyrie Irving, led by the efforts of LeBron James, who is insistent that his team trade for him. But a new report from Shams Charania of The Athletic says that Irving isn't going anywhere. 

Brooklyn has made clear to interested teams that they plan to keep the seven-time All-Star, according to sources. 

Charania added that Irving, since picking up his $36.9M option for the coming season, has apparently been all-in, so to speak, on the 2022-23 season. 

"Sources with knowledge of the situation say he has been working out with teammates and holding constructive dialogue with the organization this offseason."

It certainly seems, as noted by @NetsDaily, that "the two sides have declared at least a truce" for now. 

This all might come as a surprise to LeBron, who, after signing his 2-year, $97M extension with the Los Angeles Lakers last week, "has been privately adamant that the Lakers still need to improve the current roster and trade for superstar point guard Kyrie Irving," according to Johan Buva of The Athletic

For now, the Nets seem fully content to see what a backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons looks like in the coming season. 

As for that other superstar currently on their roster, Kevin Durant, a new team has entered the fray in trade talks

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