Nets news: A lot of fans were surprised by Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent this summer. The two-time Finals MVP could’ve stayed with the Golden State Warriors, where he could’ve had a better shot at winning more championships.
Instead, KD decided to join forces with Kyrie Irving as they both committed long-term to the Nets. Durant said that he and Irving didn’t plan to team up. They just thought that taking their talents to Brooklyn would be the best choice for both of them career-wise.
“It’s not like we sat down and I said, ‘Kyrie, you’re my friend.’ It just kind of happened. Anything is possible in life. We both have mutual respect for somebody. I’ve been following him since high school. I’ve tried to follow him throughout his career. It’s very rare that you get to this point and have a decision in front of us where we can control our destinies. We sat down and talked about it and what basketball meant to us as a whole, and I think this is the perfect spot for us. It was one of those things that just kind of happened organically.”
Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season as he’s still recovering from the Achilles injury he suffered in last season’s NBA Finals. Still, Nets fans are optimistic about the franchise’s future, especially since they also have a bunch of young players who are bound to have breakout seasons. Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and Jarrett Allen all showed great promise last season, and if they will be able to take their game to the next level, Brooklyn could become one of the best teams in the league over the next five years.
It is true that we might have to wait for at least a year before we see KD and Kyrie on the court together, but it’s worth the wait for the Nets fans. Right now they just want to see how good the team will be this season, and once Durant returns, that’s when they’ll start thinking of winning championships.
Right now, it’s all about patience for the franchise, its fans, and most importantly, its players. They are trying to build a positive culture within the Nets organization, and everyone involved wants to make sure that they get things right.
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