NJ Nets: TRYING to Dissuade Kyrie Irving From RETURNING!


Brooklyn Nets GM discusses Kyrie Irving’s future, says team wants ‘selfless’ players who are ‘available’

NEW YORK – Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks had a clear message for guard Kyrie Irving: The star guard’s long-term future with the organization isn’t secure.

Speaking publicly for the first time since the Nets were swept out of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals by the Boston Celtics last month, Marks acknowledged that Irving’s part-time status with the team over the past year had an impact on Brooklyn’s play, and the GM was noncommittal regarding Irving’s potential future with the team.

“We need people here that want to be here,” Marks said Wednesday. “They’re selfless, that want to be part of something bigger than themselves – and there’s an objective and there’s a goal at stake here. And in order to do that, we’re going to need availability from everybody.”

Marks’ comments came after a tumultuous season in which Irving played just 29 games after missing most of the year because of New York City’s vaccination mandate for employees within the city.

Irving, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and stated several times throughout the season that he would not be getting the vaccine, joined the Nets in early January after the organization reversed course and allowed him to be a part-time member of the team. After months of publicly standing behind Irving, Marks’ admission that Irving’s decision did indeed hang over the group was notable.

“I think it’s obvious,” Marks said. "Whenever you have a key part of your team that’s not available and you’re trying to build chemistry, you’re trying to build camaraderie out on the court, that’s very difficult. And then you have people coming in at certain times of the season. We made what we felt was the correct decision at that particular time to say, ‘Hey, we’re not going to have Kyrie around.’


And Kyrie thought HE was the GM.

And the Head Coach.

Sometimes he’s the coach, sometime’s KD’s the coach.

Sean Marks wants ‘selfless’ and ‘available’ players in comments apparently aimed at Kyrie Irving

“I think we know what we’re looking for,” said Marks who sat with Steve Nash at the media availability. “We’ve looking for guys that want to come in here and be part of something bigger than themselves, play selfless, play team basketball, and be available. That goes not only for Kyrie but for everybody here.”

Irving currently has a $36.9 million player option sitting on the table. However, the superstar guard can ink a five-year max contract extension worth $245 million if he declines to go with the option. The issue for the Nets of course that Irving hasn’t proven reliable during his time in Brooklyn, playing in only 103 of a possible 236 regular-season games since his arrival in 2019.

Marks said that he and the Nets have yet to have discussions with Irving — or the team’s other eight other free agents.

he should be traded. unreliable, cant stay healthy, and his best days are behind him.

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Last year’s elimination demonstrated the Nets have no depth.

To demand players who are committed and available after trading for Ben Simmons makes Sean Marks look stupid.

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What the hell kind of name is Kyrie?

I don’t blame Kyrie for not playing because he wasn’t vaccinated, no one should be forced to take the vaccine

But besides that he’s a terrible terrible teammate.

He’s not reliable, he plays victim 24/7, doesn’t take responsibility for anything.

He went to the Celtics and they were terrible with him, then he leaves and Boston was much much better.

Don’t even get started on Ben Simmons, he’s even worse!

KD is one of the most talented players in the game, he’s soft as well but he’ll always show up and play.

With all that being said I still think with all the talent they have they can win a chip if everyone shows up.

Two places Ben Simmons works best, golden state and the Nets.

No need to shoot, just pass, play defense and rebound.

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Dribble deeeeeznuts

It’s an ancient Greek name that means “Lord”

A girl’s name…hehe

the name of a rich NBA player with a muddled brain ^^

It’s Muslim for “flat-earther.”