The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Dilemma

After the Brooklyn Nets finally allowed Kyrie Irving to play with the team with the caveat that he can only play away games, it now seems as though that only brings more questions and issues for the team to have to consider. I believe that the Nets’ front office is at a crossroads right now due to the off and on nature of when Kyrie is available to play and with Kevin Durant out for a couple of weeks due to an injury, the team might just have to make a decision if they want to keep their seeding in the Eastern Conference.

            When you look at the Nets schedule of games for the rest of the season, especially when you look at it from late February to the end of the season, most of the games will be at home. With Kevin Durant out for a little and James Harden still trying to get it all together, the team needs Kyrie more than ever. But if he can’t play for over half of the games when it’s time for the playoff push, then what’s the use? Now there is another option the front office could explore, but that, as well, has its issues.

            I’ve seen multiple times now that the Nets could just play Kyrie and then just pay the fines they would have to face for playing him. To be frank, this is a horrible idea. One, the team should not have to cough up money because Kyrie wanted to “stand up for the voiceless,” if anything they should be making him pay for his decision to not get vaccinated. It also emboldens Kyrie and that’s just not a good idea. And therein lies the problem, the Kyrie dilemma. The Nets either have to deal with a Kyrie who’s never really around, or they pay up the money for letting play.   

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