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Brooklyn Nets

Report: Kyrie Irving 'is serious' about going to the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 Free Agency

Kyrie Irving has a player option for next season, but is expected to become an unrestricted free agent.
Kyrie Irving has a player option for next season, but is expected to become an unrestricted free agent. (Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets have traded Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft and a protected 2020 first round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second round pick, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

This move clears up cap space and creates a max free agent spot for the Nets, preparing for their endeavours in the 2019 NBA Free Agency.

The Nets are planning to pursue Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, who has a player option in this upcoming free agency market.

According to Wojnarowski , Irving "is serious about the Nets" and the Nets "are serious about beating the Knicks -- and rest of league -- to the biggest free agents in the marketplace."

Irving averaged 23.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game on his way to an All-NBA Second Team honour this past season with the Celtics.

This is the first of many moves to come in the coming weeks, with free agency set to kick off on June 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

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