Kevin Durant and James Harden are usually very outspoken, and are two guys never afraid to express their opinion. Just not when it comes to Kyrie Irving apparently.
Harden told reporters on Wednesday that he had “no say” in the decision, adding that he can only “state [his] opinion.”
“That’s the front office. We had conversations, as far as a collective unit, and the ultimate decision that the front office made was that if Ky wasn’t gonna be here full-time, then it’s best for him not to be on the team part-time. I have no say so in that, and I can only state my opinion. We gotta continue to move forward. Obviously we would love to have Kyrie here.”
James Harden has not spoken with Kyrie Irving
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Harden admitted that it was nice to have some clarity in both the short- and long-term future of the team.
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“I think that was a part of it,” Harden said of why they made the decision. “Now, it’s just every single game, we got guys who know what their role is consistently, what they’re supposed to be doing night in and night out.”
“I think for us, we just gotta focus on the guys in this locker room, and that’s here, that’s putting in the work every single day,” Harden added. “That’s all we can control, that’s all we can focus on. Every single day is already a struggle. It’s already difficult just ‘cause we’re trying to catch up, we’re trying to put it together. So I think that’s the main thing we can focus on, is getting better every single day as a unit whoever is in the locker room and preparing for game with us.”
Neither Harden nor Nash has talked to Irving since the decision was made on Wednesday.
Kyrie really is a team killer.