No offense to Kyrie Irving but ANY team in the NBA would love to have Kyrie Irving this upcoming star-studded Free Agency, and currently, the Nets have room to make for a Max Contract for some the Free Agents, with the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and among others.
Recently though, there have been rumors of a certain Point Guard having interest in signing with the up and coming Brooklyn Nets. As a Nets fan; that’s INCREDIBLE news, a bonafide scorer and champion, Kyrie Irving would definitely be a welcome addition to the Brooklyn Nets.
Unfortunately for him, we already have a Point Guard.
He became the first All-Star for the Brooklyn Nets since Joe Johnson this past season. With the help of Jared Dudley, DeMarre Carroll, and others, he matured and blossomed into the leader Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson envisioned him to be when they got him from the Lakers. He had a chip on his shoulder, he played like he had something to prove, and he did prove that he could be a franchise building block with his fellow partners in Brooklyn Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert. For all the mistakes he had made with the Lakers, D’Angelo Russell deserves nothing but praise and respect from the Brooklyn fan base, Nets organization and his teammates for becoming a leader when they needed him the most (a certain legend by the name of Earvin Johnson didn’t think it was possible).
Note: Yes he was summoned to court for marijuana possession but let’s be real here, a lot of players smoke that, he’s no different from other athletes and professionals. Besides, it’s legal in some parts of the United States anyway.
Let’s continue, Kyrie “Uncle Drew” Irving is a certified scorer, a great player, owner of one of the best handles in the NBA, a champion and clutch performer. Any person would want a player like that, but the Celtic’s series with the Bucks proved he’s not the player he thinks he is (harsh to say but it’s true). He forced his way out of Cleveland for a chance to be the Alpha Dog of a team and that experiment failed badly, he tried to be the player that could will his team to the playoffs and maybe even Finals or at least Eastern Conference Finals, but he didn’t do that either. I mean no disrespect to Kyrie Irving; I really don’t, but he’s not The Guy.
That’s why the Nets don’t need him, for all the rebuilding years and talk about culture, brotherhood, and atmosphere, getting Kyrie Irving would somehow be a step backward. He had chemistry and off-court issues with his teammates in the entirety of the 2018-2019 NBA season and the Celtic’s Game 5 loss was just downright hard to witness, especially if any of you are Kyrie Irving fans.
We already have a great Point Guard similar to Kyrie; his name is D’Angelo Russell, and because of him, the Nets organization don’t need another Point Guard like Kyrie.
All they have to do is bring him back, continue to believe in D-Lo, and be patient like they always have been. At the end of the day, patience, commitment and continuity is key to building an NBA dynasty.
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