Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant’s trade request may have had more to do with Kyrie Irving.
Another interesting wrinkle has developed in the drama-filled saga of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Networks.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin was there The Lowe Post Monday, bringing more clarity to the chaotic chaos of Brooklyn. He told fellow ESPN Zach Lowe, “There’s a school of thought that speaks to people in the league that they think Kevin Durant’s trade request wasn’t about him getting out of Brooklyn, it was about Getting Kyrie Irving out of Brooklyn.”
McMenamin would add that the Nets don’t plan to do any business with Irving until things settle down a bit with Durant. This would make some monocoms worthwhile given that Irving has exercised his player option for the 2022-23 season NBA season late last month. Durant could officially withdraw his trade request at any time if he hasn’t already done so. Anyway, this team appears to be headed for a divorce.
Let’s try to regroup here for a second to try and understand why the nets can’t play well.
Kevin Durant Trade Rumors: Kyrie Irving Could Be Impetus For Trade Request
It was Durant’s budding friendship with Irving that made him voluntarily leave basketball paradise years ago. On paper, Durant and Irving’s partnership could offer the Nets franchise something it’s never achieved before: an NBA championship. However, playoff futility, mandates, a former teammate who left and another who is yet to play brought us here.
Apparently, communication failure after failure has brought us to this point in Brooklyn. Confrontation has never been a cup of tea for most millennials anyway. True, the rest of the league seems to be on hold, waiting for the Nets’ best player to figure out what they want to do. If Durant doesn’t want to play with Irving anymore, he should be honest about it.
Long story short, Durant might actually want to stay, but might want Irving to come out. Yes, that’s the meat and potatoes McMenamin was talking about. Again, as with all Nets basketball, it makes very little sense. While a trio of Durant, Irving and Ben Simmons should see Brooklyn line up in the Eastern Conference, an unholy triumvirate of oddball personalities are making it poisonous.
It serves to get the networks out of the business with eccentrics, but they’ve readily committed to it.
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