The Brooklyn Nets had a number of NBA championships in thoughts after they signed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving three years in the past, and it might be an understatement to say issues haven’t gone as deliberate. Now, there are questions on whether or not Kevin Durant could also be sad with the course of the franchise.
Nets executives could do not know the place Durant’s mindset is heading into the offseason. Sources informed Kristian Winfield of the New York Each day Information that Durant has not spoken with anybody from Brooklyn’s entrance workplace because the workforce was swept by the Boston Celtics within the first spherical of the playoffs.
It’s doable Durant simply wants time to clear his thoughts, however that can’t be a very good signal. The Nets will need enter from Okay.D. sooner or later about how they need to retool their roster. In any case, Durant in all probability may have stepped in and stopped the workforce from buying and selling James Harden. He selected to not, as he and Harden weren’t seeing eye-to-eye.
Might the identical be true of Durant and Kyrie Irving? The 2 are supposedly shut associates. They selected to workforce up in Brooklyn, however it’s honest to marvel if Durant is annoyed with all of the distractions Irving has induced over the previous two seasons.
A report this week made it look like the Nets are heading for a divorce with Irving. If that occurs, it will likely be robust to think about Brooklyn contending subsequent season. Durant will nearly actually have a say in how that state of affairs performs out. If he doesn’t, which may be an indication that the Nets are ready to begin from scratch.