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Nets overwhelming betting favorites to sign Kyrie Irving

Jesse Reed
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

With less than one week remaining until the start of NBA free agency, the Brooklyn Nets are the heavy betting favorite to sign Kyrie Irving.

According to Caesars Palace (via B/R betting), the Nets are -400 favorites to land Irving, with the Los Angeles Lakers checking in at No. 2 (+300) and the New York Knicks coming in a distant third (+1000).

Given the latest rumor surrounding the Boston Celtics and Kemba Walker, along with the way things transpired for Irving last year, it’s hardly a surprise that he’s not expected to return to Boston.

Additionally, ever since Irving signed with Roc Nation, the Nets have been reported as his desired free-agency team.

That being said, there is one potential hitch to Irving signing with Brooklyn. Another superstar is on the team’s radar, and his decision could impact Irving in a big way.