Jerry says Kyrie Irving return is 'best-case scenario' for Nets


Kyrie Irving has opted into the final season of his Nets contract, and while he could theoretically still leave via sign and trade, it does appear as if the point guard will stay in Brooklyn next season.

Jerry Recco says that was the best option for the Nets.

“I love what happened yesterday,” Jerry said during Monday’s Boomer and Gio show. “You’ve got a guy who had to opt in because he had no other option…that has to, in some way, shape, or form, figure out a way to play this year and get that next and probably final contract next year.”

Heading into what would be a contract year, Jerry thinks Brooklyn will see a more committed and driven Irving in 2022, and Nets fans should be excited about Monday’s development.

“I think you’ve got a guy now that’s gonna come out and give the best version of himself,” Jerry said. “If you don’t come out and actually be the player you’re supposed to be with your best friend on the team in this spot, you never will.

“Until then, I think this is actually the best-case scenario for the team.”

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