There remains no certainty on what the future holds for Brooklyn Nets’ star Kyrie Irving. There have been claims that he is likely moving out to join other teams but such has no clarity as of this writing.

The latest on the seven-time All-Star is that he will be opting in on the $36.9 million player option in his current pact with the Nets. However, pundits feel that there could be something more happening should “Uncle Drew” do so by June 29.

The immediate thing that comes to mind is that it could all be part of a sign-and-trade scenario. By going this route, Irving would make sure he would continue to make millions – regardless of where he plays.

But looking at other teams who are pretty careful about taking in high-priced players, Irving’s options could be little to none. Hence, the Nets could still retain his services at the said rate.

Should that be the case, there will be other things to consider. Will Nets general manager set new conditions such as the famous part-time role of the one-time NBA champion?

It will be recalled that Marks want selfless players and appeared to take a swipe at Irving. Further, the Nets' top brass said that Irving has to figure out things by himself on his end.

Should Irving leave, there are several teams that he gave to the Nets as his possible next stop. That list includes the Lakers, Clippers, Knicks, Heat, Mavericks and 76ers.

But the thing for those teams is cap space. Any team would need to include multiple assets to get it done. Factoring in the infamous part-time work tied to Irving not getting jabbed, it could be a tricky predicament.

Should Irving leave, all eyes would be on Kevin Durant. The one-time NBA MVP is keeping tabs on the Irving situation, something that could dictate his future in Brooklyn.

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A mob of anti-vax Kyrie Irving's supporters flocked outside the gates of Barclays Center on Sunday, calling for the number 11 jersey holder to be allowed to play with the Brooklyn Nets despite his refusal to get inoculated, which contravenes New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Sarah Stier/Getty Images

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