The Nets have been considered the favorites to add Kyrie Irving this summer, but could there be a change of plans?
According to a report from Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Nets may now be unsure of adding Irving if he can't bring Kevin Durant with him.
The Nets' preferred scenario, according to Lewis, is to pair the two superstars together in Brooklyn.
Lewis also reports that other NBA teams are wary of the way things went down with Irving in Boston.
Sources told SNY Insider Ian Begley earlier this week that Nets were the odds-on favorite to land the All-Star point guard. But no team interested in Irving, including the Knicks and Lakers, had been led to believe that they are out of the running to sign him, those sources say.
If the Nets do indeed intend to to pair Irving and Durant together in Brooklyn, Begley says they would need to rescind D'Angelo Russell in order to create space for two max contracts.
Per Begley, the Indiana Pacers are among the teams interested in Russell if he the Nets were to rescind his contract.