It looks like Kyrie Irving has made his decision.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season, opening the door to him becoming a free agent this summer. This was an expected move by the All-Star point guard, who had an option date on Thursday.
SNY's Ian Begley is hearing from sources that teams monitoring Irving's situation remain under the impression that, if he chooses to leave Boston, the Nets are currently the most likely destination for him.
Begley added that the Nets are set to go "all in" on battling their crosstown rival in the Knicks for top free agents like Irving and Kevin Durant. Brooklyn created the opportunity to add a second max slot if they let D'Angelo Russell go this summer.
So, with Irving now on the market for real, expect the Nets to make a strong push to sign the New Jersey native.