Miami Heat Rumors: Kyrie Irving On Ice And Kevin Durant Overpriced

Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets talk during a stop in play in the first half against the Miami Heat(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets talk during a stop in play in the first half against the Miami Heat(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are hot on the trails of a deal! While they have yet to fully set sails towards what their final roster might look like come the season opener, they are surely doing all they can to be sure that includes another high-impact player.

With the latest reporting indicating that the Miami Heat are still putting on a full-court press for Kevin Durant, you’d imagine that he is number one on their priority and wish list.

That’s especially when you consider that Heat executive, Andy Elisburg, reportedly engaged the Nets’ decision-makers in a more private manner to begin the week according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

While that appears to be the latest on the Miami Heat side of things, reports have emanated from the Brooklyn side of things over the past week or so too. Basically, they want everything that the franchise dealing with them can possibly offer—and then some more.

The Miami Heat are busy trying to deal for Kevin Durant, though the cost is said to be great. Until KD is dealt though, the Nets won’t even talk Kyrie Irving moves.

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Here’s the latest on that though. Some around the league just aren’t buying in on their pricing.

While that is one scenario that the Brooklyn Nets have to deal with, that isn’t the only one, though this one may have less to do with the Miami Heat than any other move out there. When Kyrie Irving was first reportedly out of Brooklyn, not many teams showed interest, including the Miami Heat.

That fact would seem to become even more clear, in Miami’s case at least, as their owner sent out a pretty ironically timed tweet about vaccinations and those that choose or chose not to receive them. That would, inevitably, be a sample of society that includes Kyrie Irving.

Well, it doesn’t really matter who is or isn’t interested in the enigmatic guard at the moment though. Here’s why.

Truly a game of dominos, the Nets are waiting for the seven-foot one to fall before saddling themselves with a whole other set of complicated negotiations to sort through. They’ve certainly taken calls on Kyrie Irving and perhaps even thought about specific deals, but it does make sense for them to focus on KD before fully committing to moving Irving.

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With the Nets, potentially, seeking the biggest trade return in NBA history or one of them, at least, this makes complete sense. As far as the Miami Heat go though, let’s hope that all of the work they are putting in and the patience they are showing pays off.