Kyrie Irving and… Kevin Durant on Leaving the Nets!?

Kyrie Irving and… Kevin Durant on Leaving the Nets!?

What if Kyrie Irving’s situation also pushed Kevin Durant to leave? It’s the Nets’ big fear, detailed by ESPN, which outlines the playmaker and Brooklyn’s options, and The Athletic confirms the All-Star winger is closely monitoring the situation of his team, and that he too could pack his bags depending on developments.

At the Nets, we want Kyrie Irving to commit to a short-term contract, but the discussions would be so complicated that the basketball player is now considering a transfer to other teams. According to ESPNhe thinks of the Lakers, the Clippers, the Knicks, the Heat, the Mavs and… the Sixers!

For the Lakers, there is the Russell Westbrook solution. At the Clippers, there are some “interesting packages” around Reggie Jackson. In New York, there are draft picks, Evan Fournier and Alec Burks.

Brooklyn forced to extend Kyrie Irving to keep Kevin Durant?

Miami has a lot of elements, including Kyle Lowry if necessary. In Dallas, there is the possibility of sending Jalen Brunson, free agent. Finally, and this is the big surprise, there would be the Sixers who have already recovered James Harden last season. And this option seems extremely unlikely…

Above all, this is Kyrie Irving’s roster, and it’s really not sure that the teams he’s thinking of are all interested in his services. In any case, none of them can sign him directly, if he writes off his “player option” at 37 million dollars, and it would therefore be necessary to negotiate a “sign-and-trade” or an exchange s he chooses rather to activate his “player option” and to force his departure in stride.

As for Kevin Durant, he’ll be starting his new four-year, $194 million Nets deal, and it’s just as unlikely he’ll be packing his bags.

Moreover, these revelations above all resemble a huge pressure blow from Kyrie Irving in the negotiations with its leaders. The latter, scalded by his absences, want guarantees on his involvement, and would not like to offer him a contract that is too long. The leader and his camp therefore seem to use all their cards to force their hand in order to obtain a longer lease. And the biggest card is called Kevin Durant.

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Kevin Durant 55 37.2 51.8 38.3 91.0 0.5 6.9 7.4 6.4 3.5 0.9 0.9 2.1 29.9
Kyrie Irving 29 37.6 46.9 41.8 91.5 0.6 3.8 4.4 5.8 2.5 1.4 0.6 2.8 27.4
James Harden 44 37.0 41.4 33.2 86.9 1.0 7.0 8.0 10.2 4.8 1.3 0.7 2.4 22.5
Seth Curry 19 29.9 49.3 46.8 85.7 0.2 2.4 2.6 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.2 2.5 14.9
Lamarcus Aldridge 47 22.3 55.0 30.4 87.3 1.6 3.9 5.5 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.0 1.7 12.9
Andre Drummond 24 22.3 61.0 0.0 53.7 3.9 6.4 10.3 1.4 1.5 0.9 1.0 3.0 11.8
Patty Mills 81 29.0 40.8 40.0 81.4 0.2 1.7 1.9 2.3 0.9 0.6 0.2 1.4 11.4
Joe Harris 14 30.2 45.2 46.6 83.3 0.4 3.6 4.0 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.1 2.2 11.3
Bruce Brown, Jr. 72 24.6 50.6 40.4 75.8 1.4 3.4 4.8 2.1 0.8 1.1 0.7 2.4 9.0
Nicholas Claxton 47 20.7 67.4 0.0 58.1 1.9 3.7 5.6 0.9 0.8 0.5 1.1 2.3 8.7
cam thomas 67 17.6 43.3 27.0 82.9 0.2 2.2 2.4 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.0 8.5
Goran Dragic 16 25.5 37.6 24.5 73.9 0.7 2.5 3.2 4.8 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.3 7.3
Blake Griffin 56 17.1 42.5 26.2 72.4 1.1 3.0 4.1 1.9 0.6 0.5 0.3 1.7 6.4
Day’ron Sharpe 32 12.2 57.7 28.6 58.5 2.5 2.5 5.0 0.5 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.9 6.2
Kessler Edwards 48 20.6 41.2 35.3 84.2 0.9 2.7 3.6 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.5 1.8 5.9
Deandre’ Bembry 48 19.8 56.8 41.7 60.0 0.8 2.4 3.2 1.3 0.6 1.0 0.5 2.2 5.8
James Johnson 62 19.2 46.9 27.1 52.7 0.8 2.6 3.5 2.1 0.8 0.5 0.5 2.6 5.5
David Duke 22 15.5 36.1 24.3 81.0 1.4 1.7 3.0 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.3 1.6 4.7
Jevon Carter 46 12.0 33.3 33.1 70.0 0.2 1.3 1.5 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.0 3.6
Paul Millsap 24 11.2 37.6 22.2 70.6 1.2 2.5 3.7 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.5 2.0 3.4
Langston Galloway 4 14.6 38.5 25.0 0.0 0.3 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.0
James Ennis 2 6.8 28.6 50.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 2.5
Shaquille Harrison 2 11.3 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0
Wenyen Gabriel 1 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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