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Report: NBA Teams' True Feelings On Kyrie Irving Revealed

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 25: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 25: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Round 1 Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Before exercising his player option for the 2022-23 season, Nets star Kyrie Irving reportedly listed a few teams he'd be interested in playing for. 

Irving's list consisted of the Clippers, Heat, Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks and 76ers. Although these teams caught the All-Star guard's attention, the feeling wasn't exactly mutual. 

During this Thursday's edition of ESPN's Get Up, Brian Windhorst said the demand for Irving on a long-term contract "doesn't exist" at this moment. 

"A lot of times when a team is listed on a list, it's like, 'Oh, this is interesting. Let's have a discussion.' And by the way, those teams did have discussions. Some of those teams saw this coming in the last month and had discussions: 'Do we want Kyrie Irving here?' But the demand for Kyrie Irving on a long-term contract just doesn't exist right now," Windhorst said.  

This report from Windhorst isn't that surprising. Irving's tenure with the Nets has been anything but smooth sailing. 

Irving will have a chance to rebuild his image - on and off the court - next season. 

If all goes well, Irving could hit the open market next summer and receive a long-term contract.