Nets GM Has VERY Interesting Answer Re: Kyrie Extension

After a season of chaos, featuring one superstar (Kyrie Irving) sitting out most of the season because of a 'personal choice', Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks told the media today that the team's 'culture' "isn't what it once was." And when asked about the possibility of signing Kyrie to a long-term contract extension this summer, his reply said even more, if you read between the lines. 

“We need people here that want to be here, they’re selfless that want to be part of something bigger than themselves, play team basketball, and be available. That goes not only for Kyrie but everybody here." 

Ah, yes, "be available." That was something that Irving was not, by his own choice, for 53 of the team's 82 games this season. 

Marks was clearly non-commital about any long-term deal with Kyrie. "“I think that’s something we’ve been discussing, and will continue to debrief on and discuss throughout this offseason,” he said. “It’s honestly not just Kyrie...we have decisions to make on a variety of free agents throughout our roster.

"To be quite frank, he has some decisions to make on his own.”

Looks like the offseason has a chance to be just as chaotic as the regular season. Stay tuned.

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