Kyrie Irving’s future with the Brooklyn Nets is not at all clear even if he opts to remain in Brooklyn, per Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.
But, he also revealed there’s a lot of talk around Irving’s long-term future with the franchise after missing many games the last two seasons. He added that he hasn’t been able to confirm anything specific about Irving and admitted there’s been little coming out of the Nets camp about what’s going on.
In the conversation centered around the Nets, Jake Fischer also reffered to the possibility of Nic Claxton returning to the roster next season. According to Fischer, Day’Ron Sharpe could be his potential replacement if Claxton leaves Brooklyn. It seems unlikely that the Nets will offer a mid-level standard deal to their big, as reported by Jonathan Feigen.
Warriors’ Kevon Looney attracts interest from two teams
The Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings are among interested suitors for Golden State’s big Kevon Looney ahead of his free agency this offseason, according to NBA insider Marc Stein.
Looney managed to appear in all 82 of the Warriors’ regular season games and averaged 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. He provided plenty of timely contributions by doing the dirty work for the Warriors throughout their playoff run.
The Warriors have long shown their willingness to pay whatever it takes to keep a championship contender together, even if that costs them a whole of a lot of money. The Warriors are expected to have James Wiseman back at 100% percent health next season.
Boban Marjanovic could remain with the Rockets
Though the Rockets traded Wood because he no longer fit with the rebuild and to acquire a first-round pick, the Rockets are weighing keeping Marjanovic as one of the center options, per Jonathan Feigen.
As Feigen reports:
“The Rockets have not determined a target for free agency but will be looking for depth at the position behind Alperen Sengun — either with a free-agent addition or Boban Marjanovic, who was acquired in the deal with the Mavericks.”
The Rockets will also have the option to add more through the draft with Paolo Banchero seemingly be the priority for the them in the 2022 NBA Draft, according to the latest mock drafts.