Kyrie Irving, James Harden On The Brink Of Massive Extensions, Per Nets GM
The Brooklyn Nets are not messing around. Just a few days after they secured Kevin Durant to a four-year extension worth $198 million, it is now being reported that the Nets are negotiating with both Kyrie Irving and James Harden for extensions on their respective contracts.
This report comes via ESPN’s Malika Andrews:
Nets GM Sean Marks said that the Nets are talking to Kyrie Irving and James Harden about contract extensions.
Marks said he is “confident” by the time training camp starts, Brooklyn’s ‘Big 3’ will be under contract with the Nets long-term. Durant already signed his extension.
This update comes straight from the horse’s mouth, with Nets general manager Sean Marks making the statement about the future of Brooklyn’s Big 3.
Right now, Irving is still under contract until the 2022-23 season and he is set to pocket $71.4 million over the next two years. He has a Player Option on the final year of his current deal, though, which explains why the Nets want to secure him to more long-term deal now.
It’s exactly the same case for Harden, except that the former league MVP is looking at a $90.7 million over the next two seasons.
It remains to be seen how much the Nets are willing to pay their two superstars over the course of the next few seasons, but it’s hard to imagine either of these two taking a significant pay cut.
One thing is clear, though – Brooklyn has no intention of breaking up their Big 3 anytime soon.