Kyrie Irving Reveals Brooklyn Nets Plans Ahead Of Free Agency

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There has been no shortage of changes the Brooklyn Nets have experienced over the last few years. After moving James Harden at the NBA trade deadline, it appears they remain set with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as the franchise cornerstones.

Irving explained how he’s comfortable with his situation playing for the Nets and that “there’s no way” he could turn down the opportunity to continue playing with Kevin Durant.

“It has always been about being comfortable, loving where I’m at, and I love it here,” Irving said. “Once that summertime hits, I know we’ll have some conversations. But there’s no way I can leave my man No. 7 [Kevin Durant] anywhere.

“And as we build, as you see me playing with some guys I’ve had some relationships with in the past, and this is the recipe for success — when you have guys that you’ve known for a while, young guys that are willing to listen, and then a front office that’s willing to do what’s necessary in order to build this thing for the long run. So that’s the mindset. And that’s where I’m at.”

The Nets continue to be feared around the NBA as potential title threats, even though they will need to get through the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference to gain the seventh or eighth seed.

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It’s not just Durant and Irving the Nets have at their disposal going forward. Ben Simmons will bring an intriguing versatility on both ends along with the sharpshooting of Joe Harris being missed as he recovers from season-ending surgery.

With Seth Curry in the mix as a result of the Harden trade, there’s a lot of firepower the Nets have to surround Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving over the next few years.

Whether the Brooklyn Nets win the NBA title this season or not, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are both committed to achieving the ultimate goal together on the team. Durant is already sign to a long-term deal and Irving sounds primed to join him after his contract with the Nets were tabled before the start of this current season.

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“I signed up for this for the long run,” Irving said. “So I love this year. I’m grateful. It hasn’t been a prototypical year,” he said in an understatement. “But when I look at my teammates and where we are as an organization, I’m looking for the long run and what we can do for legacy talk.

“We can talk again — judge my performance, judge everybody else’s performance, judge the league. But for me, and I know our team sentiment here and have something sustainable. Not just put this together real quick and see what happens.”

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