The Brooklyn Nets will certainly take their time and keep their options open as they’re trying to find the best package available for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The Nets seem willing to wait for the best offer. However, they would rather not include Joe Harris in any trade.
According to Brian Lewis of NY Post, Harris seems to be safe in the team’s roster as the longest-tenure player. Obviously, Brooklyn values Harris’ qualities as a leader, being with the Nets from 2016 and going through the rebuilding state of the team from 2016 to 2018.
According to Lewis, not trading Harris could be indicative on what Brooklyn will likely do after Durant and Irving leave the team. A potential trade for Harris signals a full-fledged rebuild for Brooklyn, per Lewis.
Several reports suggested the Nets are looking for pieces to retool their roster and remain competitive. Harris, who missed most of the last season with injury, could offer a reliable option from beyond the arc.
Opposite to the point that Lewis makes, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports noted that the Nets want to include Joe Harris in the deal alongside Kyrie Irving. However, the Lakers are apparently more interested in Seth Curry.
Considering the conflicting reports, it will be intriguing to see which players the Nets end up moving in potential deals for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. The Lakers are reportedly interested in Irving, while multiple teams are expected to make a bid for Durant.