July 4, 2022 at 10:54pm CST by Dana Gauruder
That nets influence and intend to use trade negotiations, which could delay the process into the training camp, writes Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Kyrie Irving has opted for the final year of his deal and Kevin DurantThe four-year extension has just begun. This allows them to take their time finding the right trade pack. It’s also hard to imagine Durant holding out or refusing to play Ben Simmons did in Philadelphia when the networks dont cover him.
We have more about the New York teams:
- In the same piece, Lewis quotes a League source as saying nets are against the idea of trade JoeHarris. Holding Harris could indicate an impromptu retooling, while trading the 3-point specialist would signal a major remodeling. “I know the Nets don’t want Joe to trade under any circumstances,” the source told Lewis. “But there’s just a thousand different ways that that can play out.”
- Quentin Grimeswho is on the curtsy Summer league squad, could be in the mix for a starting job when the regular season begins, according to Newsday’s Steve Popper. The 2021 first-round pick showed promise last season with his defense and 3-point shooting. A battle with COVID-19 and a dislocated patella marred his rookie season. Grimes could get a shot if the Knicks make a deal Evan Fournier.
- The free agent additions from Jalen Brunson and Isaiah Hartenstein leaving Immanuel Schnellley and Obi Toppin as likely second-unit performers, notes the New York Post’s Zach Braziller. The latter duo finished last season on a high note with expanded roles, but they are projecting as reserves for next season.