The only reason the Nets signed Kyrie is because he was a package deal that got them Kevin Durant.
It appears they are willing to deal with his changing moods with the hope when KD comes back next season it will all be worth it.
We shall see.
According to ESPN, Kyrie already had an episode in China that has them worried.
Yet Irving’s infamous mood swings, confirmed by his ex-teammates, which followed him from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn, are the unspoken concern that makes Nets officials queasy. When Irving lapses into these funks, he often shuts down, unwilling to communicate with the coaching staff, front office and sometimes, even his teammates. Nets team sources say one such episode occurred during Brooklyn’s trip to China, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to what precipitated it. There’s hope that Durant will be able to coax his friend into a better frame of mind. But when presented with that scenario, KD says he will be hands off.
“I look at Kyrie as somebody who is an artist,” Durant says. “You have to leave him alone. You know what he’ll bring to the table every night because he cares so much about the game.
“Now, it might not be how other people want him to care about it. He has his way of doing things. I respect who he is and what he does. He has all the intangibles you want in a teammate and a great player. So, how he gets to the point to be ready for 7:30 every night, I’m supporting him 100 percent.”
Chemistry is important in basketball, you can have all the talent in the world, but it doesn’t mean it will translate to championships.
We will see long term if this was the right move by Nets.
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