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I Don’t Think Kyrie Is Returning to Brooklyn Next Season
because Sean Marks wants his players to be committed
Kyrie Irving’s unavailability was probably the most talked-about story this season.
Everybody from analysts to fans to pretend analysts discussed his decision to not get vaccinated (and the outcome from that) on their shows.
It was talked about so much, in fact, that (I think) it played a role in tearing the original team apart.
In addition to that, Kyrie’s absence didn’t do any good for Kevin Durant’s health.
The 2014 MVP had to play additional minutes and had to do a lot for the team as their only superstar. As a result, he got injured and had to miss a bunch of time.
Look, all I’m really trying to say is that Kyrie’s decisions weren’t in the team’s best interest.
And Net’s GM Sean Marks feels this same way as well, and this is why I think Kyrie is not coming back to Brooklyn next season.
Via ESPN's Nick Friedell:
“We need people here that want to be here, they’re selfless, that want to be part of something bigger than themselves. And there’s an objective and there’s a goal at stake here. And in order to do that, we’re going to need availability from everybody.”
Irving is entering free agency in a couple of months and has said in the past that he wants to re-sign with the Nets and help KD get another title.
But from the looks of it, there’s a good chance he won’t get an offer from the organization. Or if he does, the deal most likely won’t be an offer that he fancies.
Thus, my belief that he’ll depart.
Kyrie is a super-talented player. He absolutely has something to offer the team and helped the Nets get wins when he played.
But that’s the key phrase here: when he played.
He missed 53 games last season and caused the Nets, who were slated to win the Eastern Conference this season, to be placed in the Play-In.
So, what’s the point of having an outstanding player who can’t play?
And, yeah, Covid restrictions are easing continent-wide and Kyrie should be allowed to play in all of the games next season.
But it’s not about the policies -the Brooklyn Nets’ decision will be based on his past behaviour… on his unwillingness to sacrifice for the team and his so-called brothers.
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