Nets make official that Kyrie Irving will undergo season-ending surgery on shoulder.
[–]Supersonics richb3 3396 指標 8小時前*
2nd time in 3 years. This sucks because he is very entertaining but the injury bug is real with him.
[–]coyotezamora 42 指標 6小時前
I really think that guys that play in college have better strength and conditioning than those that leave so early. He was basically putting a grown mans minutes on his body from a young age. Everyone isn't a genetic freak like LeBron
[–]jboggin 86 指標 5小時前
Well he spent almost his entire season in college hurt, so I'm not sure that helped much
[–][OKC] Eric Maynor Ibaka_flocka 1608 指標 7小時前
He’s been like this his whole career.
He’s played in 73% of possible regular season games in his career and 70% of possible playoff games.
[–]Celtics -00-0 1210 指標 7小時前
For some reason he doesn’t get the “injury-prone” tag the way a lot of other players who miss less games than him do
[–]Cavaliers CallaDutyWarfare 15 指標 7小時前
Because besides his knee, none of them are big injuries. My guess is poor or inconsistent strength-training.
[–]Cavaliers PootieTooGood 73 指標 7小時前
that’s not the Kyrie I remember. He was always considered injury prone when we had him
[–]Cavaliers kilgore_trout8989 19 指標 4小時前
Yeah I mean he only played like ten games on college too. It was a concern when we drafted him.
[–]Warriors Ogow 776 指標 7小時前
Having a ring does that. Most(all?) of those players that get that tag don’t have rings, so it’s an excuse used to explain why they don’t.
[–][OKC] Eric Maynor Ibaka_flocka 589 指標 7小時前
Might have been able to get 2 in Cleveland if he didn’t get hurt in 2015.
First time they made the finals in 2015, Kevin Love’s season ended in the first round and Kyrie’s ended game 1 of the finals.
They still pushed the series to 6 games with no Love or Kyrie
[–]Mark FewsOrthodontist 761 指標 6小時前
Who is this “they” you speak of? I think you meant Lebron still pushed the series to 6 games.
[–][OKC] Eric Maynor Ibaka_flocka 429 指標 6小時前
Don’t disrespect the MozGOD that series
[–]Cavaliers 24rubikscube 115 指標 6小時前
Mozgov was legit baller that year. Then he dropped off a cliff in 2026
[–][MIA] Goran Dragic _NipplesTheEnchilada 29 指標 5小時前
Atleast we still have 6 more years of MozGOD
[–]Cavaliers Schattenkreuz 343 指標 6小時前
And Dellymania as well.
[–]Cavaliers yelsamarani 24 指標 4小時前
so committed to guarding Steph he was hospitalized after and was never the same.
[–]Cavaliers ManBearBroski 794 指標 8小時前
I agree with everyone saying next year is the important season but wouldn’t it have been important for him to establish chemistry with the rest of the team?
[–]Supersonics richb3 430 指標 8小時前
Im assuming they are gonna ship dinwidie out, not resign harris, and maybe even trade lavert for someone. May be a completely diferent tean.
[–]Wizards justthis1timeagain 324 指標 7小時前
Isn't throwing KD in there making it almost a completely different team anyway?
[–]Nets Expulsure 55 指標 8小時前
Well yea, it'll basically reset again when KD gets put into the mix lol
[–]Celtics El_Producto 40 指標 7小時前
You add Kevin Durant to the mix and your chances of good locker room chemistry drastic go down.
[–]Thunder XGPfresh 75 指標 7小時前
KD wants the easy road this time.
[–]Nets dgarrad 54 指標 6小時前
We wouldn’t ship levert regardless. He’s too good of a player too have off this roster, and gives us good cutting ability to get to the rim. The rest of this season will just be about developing the young guys, and finding out what kind of lineups have success.
[–]Nets chrisnets1987 84 指標 7小時前
Dinwiddie and levert ain’t getting traded. They both played a big role in why kyrie and kd went to the nets
[–]Supersonics richb3 30 指標 7小時前
I just think those are their best tradable assets and theyll try to gets more playoff proven talent. This is a team that signed deandre jordan
[–]Celtics Shaq_Bolton 141 指標 7小時前
Big name players always say stuff like that when they switch teams. If trading either of those guys make the Nets better for 2020-21 and 2021-22 then Kyrie and KD will pack their bags for them.
[–][BRK] Caris LeVert MolingHard 76 指標 6小時前
I mean I love those guys but if a trades available that makes us better I'd drive them to the airport myself.
Like I know Raptor fans have a lotta love for players like DeMar, Wright, and Jonas still, but I bet they kinda vibe with Kawhi and Marc a little more.
[–]5fives5 43 指標 6小時前
You got it exactly. Although Raptors fans love those players, they don't necessarily want them back
[–]Raptors MyManD 11 指標 4小時前*
Can confirm. Thanks for the memories, but unless they can develop a defensive aptitude and a three point game I wish them the best in their future endeavors.
Although I wouldn’t mind Delon back for the right contract. He’s been doing decently well off the Mavs bench.
[–][LAL] Julius Randle mantelo92 13 指標 6小時前
Would they let Harris go? What is he shooting like this season?
[–][DEN] Allen Iverson Hilian 6 指標 5小時前
Sitting at about 40.8% from 3pt, so a fair bit worse than last season (47.5%) on an extra attempt per game.
[–]Raptors MyManD 13 指標 4小時前
Let’s be real though 40.8 on 6 attempts a game is pretty good still. Will it be good enough for the contract he’ll be demanding is another matter altogether.
The output Harris gives kinda fits perfectly with his current $8 million a year contact but he’ll probably be asking double that in the offseason.
[–][DAL] Peja Stojakovic JesyouJesmeJesus 440 指標 8小時前
Jesus, what a disaster of a season for him
[–]Celtics maplesyrupandwaffles 289 指標 8小時前
nets real season is next year. TBH this might be better for them.
[–]Nets YoungJudge 140 指標 8小時前
Especially if we fall out of the playoffs and get a chance in the juiced odds draft lottei
[–]Hawks daeve 46 指標 8小時前
who's gonna replace y'all though? Yr still more talented than Wizards, Bulls, and Pistons.
[–][DET] Christian Wood yarrine11 78 指標 8小時前
If we win 5 more games this year I’ll be shook
[–]Nets LiaM_CS 10 指標 7小時前
Really doubt we fall out of the race unless we sustain more injuries
[–]Nets Lambchops_Legion 4 指標 7小時前
Yup why I’m not worried. Still on pace for around .500
[–]Nigeria Okoba27 17 指標 8小時前
Yall still are going to make the playoffs probably. Thats how bad the bottom of the east is. Even with KD and Kyrie out you have plenty of talent to make it in. At least for the east.
[–]Nets brook_lyn_lopez 839 指標 8小時前
Faking it so hard that he’s actually getting surgery. That’s commitment.
[–]Bucks OutsideTheServiceBox 28 指標 5小時前
Man it’s like when I would fake sick as a kid to not have to go to school and my mom would actually make a doctor’s appointment and I’d be like “No... That’s okay...”
[–]Celtics comfypillow 359 指標 6小時前
Lmao what if he truly believes he needs it and the doctors are like nah. But they don’t tell Kyrie and the ownership agrees to just knock him out and let him sleep for a few hours and say the surgery was successful.
[–][DET] Christian Wood yarrine11 20 指標 8小時前
Eh, what was anyone thinking the nets were gonna do other than lose in the first round
Next year is the big year for him and the Nets in general
[–][DAL] Peja Stojakovic JesyouJesmeJesus 17 指標 8小時前
Not as much for the Nets as I mean a disaster for Kyrie personally. A season in his prime gone with his new team and questions about whether or not they’re better without him. Plus going through surgery
[–]Hornets 51isnotprime 6 指標 7小時前
Yeah, 27/28 is generally one of the top peak ages before any tinges of age show for several sports.. and he turns 28 in a month
[–]Rockets mrcpayeah 147 指標 7小時前
Kyrie Irving is on his way to becoming a trivia question: best scorer to never score 20,000 points in the NBA. Dude just can't put complete seasons together.
[–][BOS] Jaylen Brown Allstate85 85 指標 7小時前
I think kawhi will be the answer to that question.
[–]Trail Blazers fowaddaud 41 指標 6小時前
Kawhi would be best player, Kyrie is best scorer
[–]Raptors mantistobogganmMD 21 指標 3小時前
But Kawhi scores more points and is more efficient...
[–][BRK] Spencer Dinwiddie ContriveDecay 189 指標 7小時前
I don't know how everyone else feels about this, but I'm really glad honestly.
He's obviously had a nagging shoulder injury that would feel better at some times and worse at others, but it was never gonna be truly fixed (or at least reasonably well under control) until he had this surgery.
This season was never a concern, but if he kept going through this whole song and dance until next year and then finally relented to needing the surgery it would have wasted another season - one in which we might otherwise be competing for a title.
[–]Celtics stackinpointers 112 指標 6小時前
Celtics fans said the same about his knee lol
[–]Timberwolves legwkio2 14 指標 5小時前
Nets bout to go on a 10 game winning streak
[–]Lakers cantcooklovefood 17 指標 8小時前
I hope him and KD come back strong next season
[–]Warriors GRAYgoose925 3 指標 3小時前
Brooklyn's future hinges on Durant's leg and Kyrie's shoulder? Yikes.
[–]send_er 8 指標 5小時前
so if (when) the Nets have a strong end to their season and make the playoffs without Kyrie, can we talk about how he is incredibly overrated and a locker room cancer?
[–]intreption 5 指標 6小時前
I know he's always been injury prone but if you look at the numbers with vegan athletes, they seem to be sustaining many more injuries, it's hard for a body to get enough protein without meat. Dame went vegan and then quit because it was affecting his performance.