Kyrie Irving has been back for three games — after sitting out 26 in a row — and he’s already causing a stir in Brooklyn. No reports about the things he’s doing behind closed doors. These are Irving’s words.
His new team, the Nets, are the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference with an 18-22 record. Following Brooklyn’s latest loss on Wednesday, at the hands of the Joel Embiid-less Sixers, Irving discussed his team’s roster.
Now, throughout the 2019-20 season — when he’s been healthy — the ex-Celtics point guard has talked about themes he tried to stress during his time in Boston. Things young guys need to learn, what he needs to do as a leader — that sort of stuff.
On Wednesday, Irving went all in and gave his opinion of Brooklyn’s roster. And he specified which players he feels are priorities.
Only two were on the 2018-19 Nets roster.
“I mean, it’s transparent. It’s out there. It’s glaring, in terms of the pieces that we need in order to be at that next level,” Irving said. “I’m going to continue to reiterate it. We’re going to do the best with the guys that we have in our locker room now, and we’ll worry about all the other stuff, in terms of moving pieces and everything else, as an organization down the line in the summer. It’s just something that we signed up for.