Looks like acquiring Kyrie Irving will come at a cost. Apparently the Nets can’t have their cake and eat it too. Kyrie is supposedly on the cusp of signing with the Nets. 

But someone will have to go, the Nets can’t afford everyone.  


If Irving ends up signing in Brooklyn, it may have an interesting ripple effect on the roster, particularly D’Angelo Russell.

Russell, a restricted free agent, will likely draw significant interest on the open market. The 23-year-old is coming off of an All-Star season in which he helped lead Brooklyn to the playoffs. Members of the Pacers organization are high on Russell, SNY sources confirm.

If Irving signs with the Nets, SNY sources familiar with the matter say it is highly unlikely that Russell remains with the Nets. Members of the Nets organization have communicated that idea in recent days, per sources.

If I’m the Nets, I’m not worrying about Kyrie, I’m making sure we sign D’Angelo. 

He’s on the rise, and was a real deal superstar last year. 

If you can’t land Kyrie and KD, there’s no point to choose Kyrie over Russell.  

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