But just because two of the biggest names in the league are demanding a trade doesn’t mean the team stops working on other trades and signings.
A two-year deal with a team option is a solid deal for both the Nets and Kessler Edwards. https://t.co/HuNZ5xecdr
— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) July 6, 2022
Sure enough, the Nets have been hard at work securing a team for next season.
They just signed a two-year deal with small forward Kessler Edwards, who just finished his rookie season with Brooklyn.
The new deal has a team option for the 2023-24 season, meaning that he could end up sticking around longer if he plays well and impresses the front office.
Now the remaining question is this: who will be playing alongside Edwards?
During last season, Edwards played in 48 games and started for 23 of them.
He averaged 5.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, and .6 assists, while shooting 41.2% from the field and 35.3% from three-point range.
The Nets have been hard at work adding a few wing players over the last few days, such as Edmond Sumner and T.J. Warren.
They aren’t sure what the future of the team looks like but they know they will have these versatile players on board.
As for Durant and Irving, all news from inside the team and both players’ camps has stopped.
That doesn’t mean that Durant and Irving will remain on the Nets, a trade will likely still happen – it just might take some time.
In fact, some analysts speculate that both of them could still be on the team’s payroll when training camp begins.
The Nets will take their time with the Durant-Irving mess and will continue to accumulate and secure other talent along the way.