Nets Hope To Sign James Harden, Kyrie Irving To Extensions In Near Future

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The Brooklyn Nets hope to sign James Harden and Kyrie Irving to extensions in the coming weeks. The Nets have already signed Kevin Durant to a four-year, $198 million extension this offseason.

“We’ve had very positive conversations with both those guys and — whether it’s family members, people and so forth — I think it always helps to do these things in person,” Sean Marks said. “With this being summer, we’re very cognizant of letting people have their own time away before we all get back into the swing of things here.

“We’re looking forward to sitting down with them over the course of the next week, two weeks, and furthering those discussions.”

Both Harden and Irving would become unrestricted free agents in 2022 should they not extend.

“I haven’t really looked at it as a distraction, per se,” Marks said. “Those guys know exactly how we feel, and I think they’ve been vocal about wanting to be part of this and build this together.

“I think we’ve got an opportunity to hopefully build something special here for the foreseeable future. The fact that they want to collaborate, they want to come here together, they want to build this together. I look forward to those discussions with Steve [Nash] and myself and obviously ownership, who’s been incredibly supportive through this whole thing, and with the players. Just like any decision, it’s a partnership and it’s a collaboration.”