There is much speculation about the future of superstar Kyrie Irving. Now his teammate Kevin Durant is also speaking out and finding clear words.

The future of superstar Kyrie Irving remains up in the air.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 30-year-old is on the verge of leaving the Brooklyn Nets after a difficult season.

Talks over a contract extension have reportedly stalled and appear to be at an impasse.

However, the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks and the L.A. Clippers are said to be potential suitors for the American.

Now teammate Kevin Durant has also intervened, who could be affected by Irving’s departure. According to this, the two-time Finals MVP could possibly demand a trade if Irving were to actually leave Brooklyn.

Nets rumours come as no surprise to Durant

“This is a man’s life we’re talking about here. That’s a lot more important than one person. When you’re a free agent, that’s one of the most important moments of a career. You can’t take that away from anybody. I just focus on myself and wait it out,” Durant said on his podcast, The ETC.

Durant is still in contact with Irving, but does not want to influence his decision.

Durant takes it for granted that there are currently a lot of rumours circulating about the Nets. “After the draft and the Finals, they have to keep the topic alive, keep getting commitment. There’s just a lot happening with us. The uncertainty with Ben Simmons, the fact that we got swept and just Kyrie’s situation,” the 33-year-old explained.

Durant and Irving were both traded to the Brooklyn Nets in 2019.