There wasn’t much optimism in Murdoch’s mind if you’re a Nets fan. Indeed, in a podcast, he called the franchise’s current situation “destruction” and, arguably more firmly than other pundits, suggested that Durant could indeed leave. “The vision is on the brink of collapse,” he wrote. “It shouldn’t have been like this,” he said, summing it up. “This team … and this is paradoxical. Kevin came in to patch things up, build relationships with his best friends, and it didn’t work. He does just the opposite. And you’re juxtaposing that with a Golden State win…” “Now you have reports that Kyrie is looking elsewhere. I made several calls. Kevin Durant hasn’t spoken to the team in weeks. I don’t think Kevin is confident in the front office right now. I don’t know if he’s in the retirement phase, but there’s a lot of concern not only from Kyrie, but also from KD.”
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And Murdoch echoed reports that Duran, who has hired free agents in the past, is not doing so now. “At least right now, he’s one of those guys who doesn’t want to recruit, fails to recruit, or doesn’t feel like they can recruit whether you like it or not. -by using NetsDaily / June 26, 2022
At the center of this, as Murdoch has repeatedly pointed out, is the Nets’ relationship with Irving. “His biggest gripe is that he feels like the front office hasn’t matured enough to understand Kairi, whatever that means. I would say no to this when a guy is away for two weeks in a row…Kiri gets the lion’s share of the blame. But I think KD thinks that “hey guys, you didn’t get this guy. You didn’t try to figure out where it came from.” NetsDaily / June 26, 2022