What’s next for the Brooklyn Nets now that Kyrie Irving has decided to use his player option to return for the 2022-23 season instead of potentially leaving Brooklyn this summer via a free agent?

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While the Nets no longer have to worry about their most important possible free agent, there’s still a lot of work to be done when the NBA free agent opens Wednesday at 6:00 pm ET.

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Five of the eight other Brooklyn players with at least 10 minutes in the first round at the hands of the Boston Celtics are eligible to become free agents, including starting players Bruce Brown and Andre Drummond.

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How can the Nets, who also have to include rookie Ben Simmons after he was added to the trade deadline, improve on last year’s team that had to fight in a play-in tournament only to lose to the Celtics?

And what are Brooklyn’s options with Irving now as he approaches the final season of the contract he signed in the summer of 2019? Let’s break things down for Brooklyn.


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