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Nets star Kyrie Irving opens up about ‘best friend conversations’ with Kevin Durant

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving recently opened up about his conversations with injured teammate and best friend Kevin Durant, who still constantly sits on the bench during games.

The six-time All-Star said that he and the two-time Finals MVP frequently talk about what they see for the Nets in the future when they finally have the full squad healthy, per Michael Scotto of Bleacher Report.

Nobody, including themselves, expected the Nets to compete for the championship this year, not with Durant sidelined with an Achilles injury for the entire season.

Still, it hasn’t stopped the two best friends from discussing about how they can get to their goal of eventually winning a championship for the Nets.

The Nets are falling in the Eastern Conference standings after they dropped an ugly 117-97 home loss (their third in a row) against the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.

Despite the losing skid, Irving believes the Nets can still salvage the season by setting a realistic goal of making the postseason. They are currently clingin onto the eighth spot in the East with an 18-23 record.

Irving recently received some criticism for the controversial comments he made about the team. He drew flak when he discussed about how the Nets need a piece or two to become legitimate title contenders.

While making the comments, he unintentionally singled out some of their key guys such as Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris while naming their core roster. The 21-year old Allen, however, said that he and Irving already cleared the smoke and that there is no bad blood between the two.

Surely, the Nets have no realistic shot of making some noise in this year’s playoffs should they get there. However, getting Kevin Durant back next season along with a bona fide star in Kyrie Irving will certainly elevate to Brooklyn to contender status.