Kyrie Irving issue

Report: Kyrie Irving’s Meeting with Adam Silver

November 9, 2022

As previously reported, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday morning. The meeting’s schedule and date were announced on Monday, but Silver revealed its eventual location some days before.

The conversation was described as a “productive and understanding visit” by The Athletic’s Shams Charania on Tuesday afternoon, paving the way for “the Nets and their suspended star to work through his steps on a potential route forward.”

It is unclear whether the Nets intend to remove any of the current requirements that Irving must meet in order to rejoin the team or if this meeting with Silver will result in Irving meeting them soon; however, the wording from Shams appears to indicate that a path to his return is now more likely than it seemed just days ago.

There were rumblings throughout the league that showed pessimism about Irving ever returning to the Nets and possibly the NBA. His impending free agency will be one of the most intriguing developments in recent NBA history because a talent of his caliber, still 30 years old, would generally have many teams lining up to offer him a max contract. Unless anything drastic changes, there is a chance that no one will offer him a contract of any type.