The new failure that meant for Brooklyn Nets being eliminated from the 2022 NBA Playoffs so early, in the 1st round against the Celtics
The new failure that meant for Brooklyn Nets being eliminated from the 2022 NBA Playoffs so early, in the 1st round against the Celtics and also being the only team that has lost its series 4-0 so far, is causing the situation in the New York franchise to get complicated with the passing of the weeks.
The feeling is that the calm that Brooklyn is currently experiencing is hanging by a thread, and that the internal crisis of the team is going to explode at any moment. This has been advanced by the latest NBA Rumors about the Nets, and which point directly to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
Of the first of them, according to the journalist of the New York Daily News, Kristian Winfieldthe Brooklyn Nets are said to be unwilling to offer him a big contract this summer (he’ll become a free agent if he doesn’t pick up his $37 million player option).
As a result, rumors have pointed to Durant. Kristian Winfield himself explains that the Nets star and the New York franchise have not spoken once since the elimination against the Celtics. “If Irving leaves Brooklyn this summer, it would be no surprise if Kevin Durant’s frustration with the team grows progressively,” the NY Daily News reporter said.
A project that falls apart
Brooklyn Nets hit the table in 2019 Free Agency after signing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the same market. In January 2021 they put the icing on the cake with the arrival via transfer of James Harden. However, so far they have not once stepped foot in the Eastern Conference Finals. Patience has a limit and it seems that in New York it is close to running out.
The Nets remain as the only team to get swept this playoffs. pic.twitter.com/03vSl24t7q
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