The Brooklyn Nets remain the preferred choice of Kyrie Irving, according to sources across the NBA that spoke with EPSN's Zach Lowe.

The Nets have worked towards having the capacity to sign two max-salaried players in a series of moves to clear cap space. The Nets are now a move or two away from possessing $71 million cap space.

In order to clear that space, the Nets would have to renounce D'Angelo Russell, who is a restricted free agent after an All-Star season.