Many within the NBA believe Kyrie Irving-to-Brooklyn is locked in, with the All-Star point guard set to sign a four-year max contract with the Nets when free agency begins at 6 p.m. E.T. this evening.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported late on Saturday that Irving and the Nets were progressing toward a deal.
"Six-time All-Star Kyrie Irving will be meeting with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday in New York, and both sides are motivated to reach a deal on a four-year, $141 million maximum contract, league sources told ESPN on Saturday," he reports.
Wojnarowski added that it's possible Kevin Durant will be joining Irving in Brooklyn.
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, however, believes that Irving-to-Brooklyn isn't done yet.
Smith added that he's hearing Irving could consider the Lakers.
"Just got off with some folks. It’s really true that now Kawhi and KD are considering teaming up. Good Lord! I have no idea what’s going on – probably because these damn players don’t either. And now, supposedly, Kyrie will do (sic) the Lakers if Kawhi doesn’t come. I give up! I just give up. This is giving me a headache!" he reports.
At this point, who knows what to really believe. We're hours away from the start of free agency and there's likely going to be some heavy speculation moving forward.
We'll find out what's actually true soon enough.
NBA free agency is set to begin at 6 p.m. E.T.