Brooklyn Nets: Already Time to Move on from Kyrie Irving?

Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Kyrie Irving’s Questionable Leadership

One huge question when it comes to Kyrie Irving, are his issues of leadership stemming from his two-year stint with the Boston Celtics when things started to become sour within the locker room.

Just how well can Irving gel with this Nets team and can he be deemed a key leader going forward? While the Nets general manager Sean Marks is evaluating the team’s current success, with the vision of next season the thought of a life without Irving could possibly be in the back of his mind. How in love are the Nets with Irving, enough not to consider him as trade bait?

With the Arrival of Durant and Irving during this past offseason perceived as a package deal with both superstars envisioning playing alongside each other perhaps it a mistake to pursue Irving.

The Nets last season were a much more team-oriented club with D’Angelo Russell leading the way, displaying team chemistry and camaraderie with their bench celebrations on more than one occasion.

Russell however was looked at as a scoring guard and was much better off the ball, not relying solely on his one on one ability to lead a team to wins. A similar case could be made when the Celtics elected to replace Irving with a team-first point guard in Kemba Walker

Having similar scoring capabilities, however having no issues fitting in with the team or the Celtics culture, perceived to be a better fit. Could the pairing of Durant and Russell been a better match?