The season of the Brooklyn Nets, despite Kevin Durant’s injury (however, on his way back), was progressing well so far. The Nets, after a shock start, are fourth in the East with a 31-20 record, within a few games of third and second place. But Kyrie Irving, who had already been close to a farewell last summer, has once again decided to turn everything upside down. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, after renewal negotiations went nowhere, in recent hours Irving asked the Nets to be traded by Thursday’s trade deadline..
If there’s no trade, Irving will still leave Brooklyn in the summer as a free agent and the Nets will lose him for free. This demand puts the franchise, which dreamed of going all the way in the Playoffs and now instead finds itself with a future that has never been so uncertain, in evening trouble. Add to this also that of credible suitors there are not that many. The Lakers? They were talked about in the summer, but they don’t have such a mouthwatering package to offer. Will Brooklyn be content to free up salary space and acquire the only two choices left to the yellow-viola? And why would other teams want Kyrie Irving right away with the risk of then losing him for zero in the summer?
In short, for Sean Marks the headaches for next week will be numerous.