A successful stint with the Golden State Warriors did not play on Kevin Durant's mind as he decided his future this year.
"We want to end our careers together," Irving said. "We want to do this as a team and what better place to do it than Brooklyn."
Kyrie Irving was elbowed in the face in practice on Tuesday, an incident in which he sustained a facial fracture.
Irving took an elbow to the face while playing in a pickup game Tuesday at practice and was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.
One of the newest members of the Nets suffered the injury Tuesday morning during a pickup game.
"Am I willing to accept a certain role on a basketball team? Yes," Anthony said on ESPN's "First Take" earlier this month.
Gordon Hayward wished Kyrie Irving luck at the Brooklyn Nets after his Boston Celtics exit.
"As a team, we’re excited about who we have coming in,” Hayward told reporters Tuesday, via NBC Sports Boston.
Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was unsurprised by Kyrie Irving's decision to leave Boston.
"I got the impression ... that he wanted to go play in Brooklyn more than he wanted to play in New York or Boston," Ainge said.