What’s the buzz on Twitter?
I think the funniest thing about Kyrie possibly taking the TPMLE to join the Lakers is that Westbrook would still be there.
Do they John Wall him at that point? Do they give up picks to move him? Just play him 15 MPG?
I still don’t think Kyrie is coming but this fascinates me. – 7:41 PM
1) opt in to his $36.9m PO – can just opt in or opt in and then extend
2) get Brooklyn to cooperate on a sign and trade
3) opt out and leave as a free agent – but here are the teams with cap space (DET, ORL, IND, SAN)
So Kyrie needs the Nets, one way or another – 7:28 PM
The way the 2016-19 Rockets are talked about is nuts. Top 2 seeds in 3 straight years. Would’ve beat the KD Warriors, arguably the greatest team ever, had Chris Paul not gotten hurt, and then would’ve ostensibly gone on to win a title. “What did those Rockets teams win?” C’mon. – 7:13 PM
Deleted this tweet because I think there was a misconception that I’m saying that I personally wouldn’t offer guys like this for Durant. I probably would (though Barnes I’d hesitate on).
I’m saying teams tend to be much stingier about giving up young guys of this caliber. pic.twitter.com/jqE8S7kFpD – 7:13 PM
I have no idea what Kevin Durant will actually net in a trade if it comes to that.
I think he’s worth as much as basically any star ever traded. I don’t know how much power he’ll have to force a destination. I don’t know how fearful teams are of his age and flight risk status. – 6:47 PM
I expect Nets to work this out with Kyrie/KD, but this year may be the only season they can struggle and be fine. This is #Rockets last year they expect to lose. Their pick will be high. They only have swap rights this year. BKN could finish #7 in the draft and still keep it. – 5:18 PM
I think the Nets are going to figure this out. I think Durant, Kyrie and Simmons are gonna be in the opening day lineup.
But if they don’t, this immediately becomes one of the greatest disasters in roster-building history. To go from favorites to this in ONE YEAR is unheard of. – 4:29 PM
We noted earlier this week that people around Kyrie Irving have viewed NYK as potential destination if things went awry in his negotiations w/BKN; @Adrian Wojnarowski reports that NYK is among teams Irving would like BKN to consider in sign-&-trades in that scenario: on.sny.tv/gv3roJd – 4:21 PM
Intriguing leverage play here by Kyrie/KD to get Irving his max deal with the Nets. We will see if Sean Marks blinks first even though he’s holding most of the cards. Durant is signed through 2025-26 and Kyrie can’t go anywhere he wants to in free agency without Nets’ help. – 4:18 PM