Saturday August 6, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Didn’t expect people angry at/surprised with Kyrie’s decision. This was always and obviously a negotiation tactic and the only thing that gave it real leverage was he is unpredictable.
Irving as a free agent next summer will be interesting. Expect him at his best this season. – 11:38 AM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“Trust me, Kyrie had tons of opt-in-and-trade options available to him. Twenty-nine of them, actually. For reals.” – 11:22 AM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
NBA title futures: Morning after Kyrie opt-in, Nets are +700 at DraftKings and FanDuel, +750 at Caesars. At BetMGM Nets are +850 and have 3% of handle. Knicks are between +15000 and +25000 at NY sportsbooks – 10:37 AM

More on this storyline

According to NBA insider Shams Charania, the three other teams that had significant interest in a potential trade for the enigmatic Nets superstar were the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat, and the Philadelphia 76ers: “There were a couple of other teams that were poking around at him in opt-in-and-trade scenarios: Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia,” Shams said on the Pat McAfee Show, via ClutchPoints on Twitter. “But at the end of the day, he made a move where he said, ‘I’m gonna commit. I’m gonna go back to Brooklyn, I’m gonna opt-in.” -via Clutch Points / June 29, 2022
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