Kyrie Irving attracted with Nets’ roster infrastructure
Woj: “With Kyrie, the reason he has gravitated over time to Brooklyn is the infrastructure that’s in place there.”
Mentions Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, and Jarrett Allen as core pieces that are attractive to Irving.
— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) June 25, 2019
Irving is reportedly bent on inking a four-year, $141 million with the Nets once free agency starts.
The Kenny Atkinson-led team has slowly made some strides in the past few seasons. In the 2016-2017 campaign — Atkinson’s first year on the job — the team tallied a 20-62 record. The following year, they improved to 28-54 before notching that up to a 42-40 record in 2018-19 for a playoff berth.
Perhaps, what’s more impressive is that they achieved the feat with a roster filled with young yet scrappy players. D’Angelo Russell can be considered as their best piece, though people believe that he still hasn’t scratched the surface of his potential.
Given these facts, adding an elite player like Irving will turn the Nets into a perennial playoff team and possibly a championship contender. He’ll not only bring his deadly offensive arsenal with him but the valuable things he has learned throughout the years — particularly on how to make it to the top.