As the Brooklyn Nets decide on Kyrie Irving’s future with the team, former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine thinks the team would have been better off with John Wall manning the point.

Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Scalabrine noted that he is not suggesting to swap those two this offseason. However, he did highlight his belief that Wall seems to be a better fit with the Nets alongside Kevin Durant than Irving.

“I don’t think Kyrie Irving is as valuable as people think. Here’s where I put it: If I’m Brooklyn, I’m seriously thinking about John Wall over Kyrie Irving,” said the one-time champion with the Boston Celtics.

Kyrie Irving remains a good player, and as he proved in the games he played during the regular season, he is still the same elite scorer who can put 40 points a night when given the chance.

However, the problem is his commitment to the team. To recall, he missed a huge chunk of the season because of his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He was only able to play when the Nets decided to allow him to play in road games amid their injury woes.

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Unfortunately after a long time on the sidelines, Irving played so inconsistently. The lack of chemistry was evident in the playoffs where they were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round.

Irving has a player option this season, but he is also eligible for a contract extension. Nonetheless, the Nets are reportedly hesitant to give him a long-term contract over concerns about his commitment. There are rumors that if the guard opts out of his final year in search for a longer deal, the team could opt to trade him.

It remains to be seen if Brooklyn will make a move for John Wall should they part ways with Irving, but one thing is clear: the Nets really need a guard who can play consistently for them.