NBA — Kyrie Irving is opting in to his $36.5 million option with the Brooklyn Nets for next season. Irving had created a list of teams he would have liked the Nets to consider working with on a sign-and-trade deal if they couldn’t agree on terms for him to stay in Brooklyn, but the Los Angeles Lakers were the only team known to be interested. Irving is now no longer eligible for a sign-and-trade deal. The Nets could still work to trade him as an expiring contract, but Irving would have no formal voice in a potential landing spot. The 30-year old 7-time all-star averaged 27 points and 5 assists last season but played in only 29 regular-season games.