Kyrie Irving, a New Jersey product and the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, is getting antsy. At least, that's the conclusion that can be drawn from a lockout-related tweet he sent out on Tuesday.
"if a deal doesn't get done soon....overseas here i come," Irving wrote on his verified Twitter account.
Many players, including Nets guard Deron Williams, have chosen to play with teams in Europe during the NBA lockout. Knicks center Ronny Turiaf made his debut over the weekend for Tony Parker's team in France.
Turiaf joined Parker's Asvel team in the middle of its season, in part because of his friendship with Parker. It may be more difficult for Irving to do so. But, given the attention an Irving signing would generate, there is likely a team out there willing to entertain the idea.
If so, Irving would most likely sign a deal with an out clause allowing him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers if the lockout ends.
Representatives from the owners and players are scheduled to meet on Thursday afternoon to continue negotiations to end the lockout.