In the course of the Celtics’ chaos, one thing that can easily be overlooked: Kyrie Irving could be flying solo when he heads to Brooklyn. Even before Kevin Durant got hurt, the idea was he favored the Knicks over the Nets. And there’s reportedly been indication D’Angelo Russell isn’t trying to stick around to play Robin to Irving’s Batman.
So the situation in Brooklyn could be Irving as the lone superstar. No Big Three or even a dynamic duo. Just Irving.
That’s a scenario the Nets may not be too keen on. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski explained the situation on “Get UP!”: