Arriving at the Brooklyn Nets to bring the franchise to its first title, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving failed in their mission. And contrary to expectations, the two stars would have asked to leave New York this summer, something to talk about in the NBA. Former teammate of Durant and Irving over the past six months, Goran Dragic pointed to their individualism.
In 2019, when the Brooklyn Nets bring Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving the same summer, the whole NBA expects future supremacy. Apart from the first season during which K.D. did not play due to his severe Achilles tendon injury, the two never knew how to reach the heights with the New York franchise. In 2021, the net are far from demeriting since they fall against the bucksfuture champions NBA. Insufficient, however, with such a workforce. And given the current situation, the train seems to have passed for brooklyn…
Kevin Durant panics the free agency
It’s first Kevin Durant who ignited this free agency. Whether K.D. had tied his future to that of Kyrie Irvingfew questions arose when the second activated his player option which almost sealed his future at brooklyn. At least, that’s what everyone thought… When ESPN has announced the desires elsewhere to Kevin Durantthe NBA ignited and the suitors arrived with a bang. phoenix, miami, Toronto, K.D. will be spoiled for choice. A return to Warriors was even mentioned! Anyway, even if his future takes time to unlock, Kevin Durant is expected to leave the Nets this summer. It remains to know when and to go where…
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Kyrie Irving back with LeBron James?
Same story for Kyrie Irving. After activating his player option, the former player of Riders finally asked to leave, information that did not escape LeBron James. With the catastrophic season of Russell Westbrookthe King is aware of the needs of the Lakers and would like to trade the two. However, the leaders of the Californian franchise did not necessarily plan to make concessions to LeBron James, a year after bringing him back… Russell Westbrook. For the moment, the Lakers even refuse to give up their choices of Draft 2027 and 2029, which could complicate the negotiations. On the side of netwe got used to the idea of leaving Kyrie Irving.
A contested individualism
And if Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were not regretted brooklyn ? Despite their obvious impact on the game and scoring, the two stars can annoy for their individualism, this is in particular what reported Goran Dragic who spent several months in the franchise this year. ” I eventually signed in Brooklyn and played with stars like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and I have to admit it was pretty tough because the focus wasn’t on the team, but more on the individual star performances “, launches the teammate of Luka Doncic in selection in remarks relayed by Let’s talk basketball. And finally, the franchise was doing almost as well before the arrival of During and Irving. A positive sign for the future? To be continued…