NBA Insider reveals Kyrie Irving’s current position with the Brooklyn Nets front office and how likely it is for him to be offloaded
The NBA is filled with controversial players. But, in that category, few can surpass the dominance of Kyrie Irving.
The player is famously one of the toughest players to interview, but he wasn’t overly aggressive about it until about two seasons ago.
Since then, the Nets star has spoken his mind with no filter. On top of that, he left the team basically whenever he pleased, something the franchise wasn’t exactly pleased about.
After Brooklyn was bounced out of the playoffs this year, all of this seemingly added up. There were several rumors and reports, suggesting Kyrie Irving would no longer be in Brooklyn past this offseason. And, to a large extent, fans around the NBA believed it.
This is when NBA Insider Matt Sullivan stepped in. And after being close to the team for so long, he revealed that the rumors couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Matt Sullivan believes Kyrie Irving is in no danger of being moved by the Brooklyn Nets this offseason
Frankly, it would have been too soon anyway.
The reason the Nets were bounced out at all in the second round, was because of the injuries to both Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Blowing the big three up without seeing their full potential would frankly be a stupid decision.
But, this isn’t all that Matt Sullivan revealed during his appearance with ‘Celtics Lab’. Here is what he had to say on the topic of Irving and the franchise.
“In the last week I’ve heard rumblings — whispers, really, because cracking the Nets is kind of like breaking into the Kremlin, that Brooklyn GM Sean Marks would maybe, possibly, apparently be willing to at least listen to a trade offer for Kyrie this offseason.”
“Tried to clear up Kyrie trade stuff here: more like grumbling than rumblings from Nets Management. He controls them more than they do him—that’s a good thing. A solution, as Steve Nash’s team motto goes: Protect the Group. AKA let Ky be Ky. Not gonna deal him.”
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 2, 2021
Calling this relationship off-beat would frankly be an understatement. But, when you want to win at the highest level, certain concessions have to be made. And it seems the Nets understand that.
Will their tolerance bear fruit though? Or will this team crumble before it can achieve its goal?
Only time will tell.