During an NBA Tv set discussion of Kyrie Irving’s upcoming spot, everyone but David Griffin, the former Cavaliers GM, imagined Irving was headed to New York, as in the Knicks, when he becomes a totally free agent in July. Not so quickly, argued Griffin.
“I imagine Brooklyn is the fit which is improved for him in terms of his mindset,” Griffin mentioned of Irving.
When questioned why, Griffin replied it is about the Nets’ lifestyle.
“I imagine he likes what they’ve completed there, culturally. I imagine which is why Boston spoke to him as nicely,” he mentioned.
How a lot does Griffin know? He was the GM when Irving performed in Cleveland and reportedly was shut to him. And he’s a fairly conservative commentator.
There have been other rumors that the Nets will go after Irving or Jimmy Butler. That would seem to be to counter intuitive. The Nets, with D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert, have their strongest talent pool at the 1 and 2. Also, how beautiful could the Nets be to an Irving and Butler? There’s a good deal of guys in that combine who are really a lot ball-dominant. Of course, that could all modify just before 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the trade deadline.
Continue to, if Griffin is parroting Irving’s mindset somewhat than speculating, it would counsel, yet again, that the Nets are getting to be an beautiful landing place. Two times in the past, Mark Stein of the Periods revealed that Kristaps Porzingis experienced set the Nets on a really quick listing —like four— of groups he’d like to perform for.