There are a lot of people who blame the Celtics demise and on Kyrie Irving. The mercurial star rubbed everyone the wrong way this past season from players to coaches to fans. Morale was rock bottom and a team with Championship aspirations was easily dispatched in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
Turns out, other teams took notice.
The Nets who are strongly believed to be the front runner for Irving’s services, reportedly may not be super keen on the Kyrie show coming to town. Not unless Irving can lure another star to come with him.
“What Brooklyn would like to have is not just Kyrie Irving,” Wojnarowski said on ESPN’s “Get Up” this morning. “But to have a second star to come in with him, and obviously that player is Kevin Durant.”
The Nets hesitation, Wojnarowski believes, has a lot to do with how poorly things went in Boston last season with Irving as the team’s Alpha and defacto leader.
“If they don’t get a second star it would be interesting to see if Brooklyn wants Kyrie as a solo act,” Wojnarowski said. “That didn’t go so great in Boston last year.”
Woj believes that if Irving can’t lure a second star to Brooklyn the Nets might just go with Plan B, which involves no Irving at all.
“If they don’t take Kyrie Irving they could just bring back D’Angello Russell who’s a younger player at a lower number.”
If the Nets pull up stakes and the Lakers as reported don’t have the cap room to add a 3rd max player it leaves the Knicks as the most likely landing spot for Irving.
Have fun with that.