Kyrie Irving

The Brooklyn Nets did not have the season that they pictured having in 2022, losing in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics.

There is a ton of criticism to go around for the poor performance in their first-round series, but it is clear that there are some changes that need to be made if Brooklyn wants to be contenders next season.

Nets general manager Sean Marks discussed those potential changes on Wednesday, including star point guard Kyrie Irving’s future with the Nets.

“I think that is something we have been discussing and will continue to debrief on,” Marks said when asked whether or not the Nets organization is committed to Irving long-term. “It’s honestly not just Kyrie, you bring Kyrie up but we have decisions to make on a variety of different free agents throughout our roster.

“It would be unfair for me to comment on how it looks for us with Kyrie because to be quite frank he has some decisions to make on his own. He has to look at what he is going to do with his player option. We know what we are looking for. We are looking for guys who want to come in here and be a part of something bigger than themselves, play selfless, play team basketball, and be available. That goes for not only Kyrie but for everyone here.”

When on the court for the Nets Irving has been very productive, but part of the issue was Irving missing a large portion of games this season due to his COVID-19 vaccination status.

Kyrie also doesn’t seem like the most selfless player out there, so the Nets may eventually feel that it may be best to go their separate ways this offseason.

As Marks detailed, Irving will have a big decision to make with an incoming player option that could net Irving $36.5 million next season, and his decision will surely be something to monitor in the coming NBA offseason.

[Bleacher Report]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College.