After Kyrie Irving has officially come back from his absence to play with the Brooklyn Nets, they have been an amazing team to watch. Their big three has been amazing on the offensive end, and their elite shotmaking is the envy of many teams. Watching stars operate is always nice, but if you have the best of the best, then you try to keep it together. Many times a partnership could have yielded more, had one of the players not been traded, like Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal.
A few days ago, Kendrick Perkins, a prominent analyst, said that the Nets trading Kyrie Irving would allow them to upgrade their roster around Kevin Durant and James Harden.
Absolutely. I will go out on a limb and say if you could trade Kyrie and possibly get back a JJ Redick… A Josh Hart, guys who are going to come in and buy into their role, and fit in… You have two snipers around James Harden and Kevin Durant, that’s all you need.
You need to upgrade your roster, upgrade your bench… I’m with you.
It seems insane to take the position that an All-NBA performer should be traded, but Perkins is focusing on the possible fit that complementary players would have with the other superstars on the team. However, the Brooklyn Nets have recently beaten the Clippers, showing that they are making strides to becoming an elite contender.
Trading a star like Kyrie Irving could have disastrous implications for the Brooklyn Nets, as he has a great personal relationship with James Harden and Kevin Durant. The Brooklyn Nets are finally clicking, and they may win it all this season if they reach their peak form.