Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets held "extensive and productive extension discussions over the past six days," sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic. Both sides described the talks as "good-faith negotiations to reach a new deal."
Irving's negotiations were handled by Shetellia Riley Irving.
Irving and the Nets discussed a two-year max extension that included incentives based on games played, as well as a four-year max that included two guaranteed years and triggers for years three and four based on the games played in years one and two.
Irving showed a willingness to accept an incentive based deal before countering with a short-term contract extension that protected both sides with a player option. The Nets declined to accept that offer and Irving exercised his opt-in for 22-23 at $36.5 million.
The Nets and Irving came close to an agreement late last week before talks stalled.