In the midst of the rumors swirling Ben Simmons and his next potential playing destination, it seems the Brooklyn Nets might’ve found themselves right in the thick of things.
Here’s what we know allegedly.
Stephen A. Smith, whose sources are more miss than hit if anything, reported recently that the Nets tried to trade Kyrie Irving to Philadelphia for disgruntled star Ben Simmons.
Smith explains that the Nets don’t really rock with Kyrie’s extra focused attention away from basketball at times during the regular season. A good example would be Kyrie’s absence from the team last season, although I believe that was really due to Kyrie needing a break from everything, which I can totally understand.
The potential Kyrie-Ben Simmons swap was allegedly going to go down until his star teammate, Kevin Durant, stepped in and shut the entire thing down.
First off, I highly doubt this is true. Smith’s sources are extremely spotty like I said earlier, and even then, the trade doesn’t make a lick of sense from a basketball standpoint. Brooklyn would downgrade if that trade went through, so I have a hard time believing this is all true.
We need to stop throwing misinformation out there for the sake of ratings. It wastes time and causes chaos when there doesn’t need to be any.
Flip the page to see the report from Smith if you want to indulge as we wait for KD to respond.