Report: Kyrie Irving Signs with the Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving to sign with the Brooklyn Nets
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Kyrie Irving #10 of United States smiles on the court during the Men's Priliminary Round between the United States and Venezuela on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

According to multiple reports, the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign unrestricted free agent point guard Kyrie Irving. His new contract will be worth $141 million over four-  years. For his career, Irving has averaged 22.2 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Report: Kyrie Irving Agrees to Sign with the Brooklyn Nets

Irving finished this past season with very impressive numbers on the floor. He finished the year averaging 23.8 points, 5 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game, as a result, he was selected to the sixth all-star game of his career. Once again he displayed his ability to completely dismantle opposing defenses and carry his team to wins when needed. He led the Boston Celtics 49 wins, and as a result, to the fourth best record in the conference. For many years now Irving has been known as one of the premier point guards in the NBA with an exceptional ability to create plays for himself and others on the court. As a result, he has earned a max contract.

Irving will now be playing with his third ever team in the entirety of his eight-year NBA career. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2011 with the first overall pick. In the 2016 NBA season, he won his first ever NBA championship. After his championship season, he was traded to the Boston Celtics where he could finally lead his own team. While he did have some success in Boston, they failed to completely mesh together and completely buy into the system.

Looking forward, Irving will provide elite scoring and playmaking in Brooklyn. His ability to score from all levels of the court and create plays for others will fit perfectly with the Nets. They will need Irving to be at his best as they are a team looking to make a big push next season and try to contend for a title.

Main Photo
Embed from Getty Images

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.