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#1 Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving really has no reason to leave the Brooklyn Nets, especially after New York City lifted their vaccine mandate, allowing him to play in both Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. 

Not to mention, Irving himself does not seem to want to leave Brooklyn anytime soon, recently stating that he is not going to be leaving Kevin Durant. 

“It has always been about being comfortable loving where I’m at, and I love it here,” Irving said recently. “Once that summertime hits, I know that we’ll have some conversations; but there’s no way I can leave my man seven anywhere.”

Of course, “seven” refers to Kevin Durant, who wears No. 7 for the Brooklyn Nets. 

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Since they both joined the Nets in 2019, the goal for Irving and Durant has been to deliver the Nets their first-ever NBA championship. 

This still remains the main focus of both Durant and Irving and while their locker room has seen a lot of turnover this season, these two All-Stars still remain close with one another.

With Irving missing time this year and Durant dealing with some injuries the last two seasons as well, we really have not seen this All-Star duo at full strength over the course of a real season. 

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Having Ben Simmons in the mix now, the Nets could enter the 2022-23 season with redemption on their mind, especially if they fail to make a deep run in the postseason this year. 

All early indications point toward Kyrie Irving signing a new long-term deal to remain with the Brooklyn Nets and we should not look too much into this situation. Irving likes where he is at with Kevin Durant, which is why he will be in a Nets uniform to begin the 2022-23 season.

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.