- The Nets are one of a number of playoff and championship contenders with tangible interest in veteran free agent forward P.J. Tucker, multiple sources told the Daily News.
- Three years after Kevin Durant left them in free agency, the Warriors are back in the Finals and the Nets couldn’t win a playoff game.
- The Nets have their work cut out for them ahead of the most pivotal summer in their history. They'll have to make a decision on at least one item on their offseason to-do list in the coming weeks.
- If Kyrie Irving leaves outright as a free agent this summer, disgruntled by the Nets’ hardball stance on his availability, Brooklyn doesn’t have the cap space to replace him with a star, which means Kevin Durant, entering Year 16, could be playing with a questionable Ben Simmons (back surgery) and a roster full of role players.
- If the reports suggesting the Knicks are interested in trading for Pacers’ PG Malcolm Brogdon are true, they would be in the company of at least seven other teams who could benefit from a deal for Indiana’s floor general – including their rival across the Brooklyn bridge.
- If Kyrie Irving leaves as a free agent this offseason, so do the Nets’ championship hopes because they don’t have the cap space to outright replace him.
- Former Nets assistant Amar’e Stoudemire suggested there’s no bad blood between him, the Nets or Kyrie Irving, and that the media took his words in an appearance on ESPN’s First Take out of context.
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- Sean Marks previously lost this battle when he backtracked on never allowing a part-time player. It’s time for a change in commitment and philosophy.
- Nets GM Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash will address the media on Wednesday. Their presser will mark the first time Nash has spoken since the Celtics swept the Nets out of the first round in April, and Marks hasn’t spoken to reporters since shortly after the team acquired Ben Simmons at the Feb. 10 trade deadline.
- Kyrie Irving is entering the final season of his four-year deal in Brooklyn, and he has a player option on that final year.
- Surprised by a vaccine mandate that left him unable to play for much of last season, Kyrie Irving described himself as a “martyr” for refusing the COVID-19 shot while facing heavy scrutiny.
- The Nets are repeat tax offenders, which makes it significantly harder for this team to build out its roster, especially if billionaire team owner Joe Tsai isn’t willing to pay the premium.