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Nets Insider Has The Latest On Pursuit Of Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving smiling during a game.

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics smiles during a game against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden on March 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving's free agency saga is one of the most intriguing in the NBA. While many teams are unsure what they want to do about the soon-to-be-former Boston Celtics star, at least one NBA team is "all-in."

According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Brooklyn Nets don't appear to have any qualms about signing Irving, and said that the Nets are "all-in" on Irving. Signs seem to be indicating that Irving has mutual interest in playing in Brooklyn to boot.

For the longest time it was believed that getting Kyrie Irving would be tough without also getting his good friend and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant as part of the deal. Whether or not Durant follows him is a completely different story.

But the Nets made a lot of moves in order to pave the way for Irving. They traded Allen Crabbe to the Phoenix Suns in order to clear the salary space to bring in two maximum free agents.

The Nets are coming off a surprisingly strong season that included their first trip to the playoffs since 2015.

Kyrie is coming off his second year in Boston and the sixth All-Star season of his eight-year NBA career.

Last year he averaged 23.8 points per game, a career-high 5.0 rebounds per game, and a career-high 6.9 assists per game.