August 12, 2022

A year ago, Sean Marks probably imagined spending this 4th of July weekend basking in Brooklyn success, reveling in all the accomplishments — Finals appearance, championship, whatever — his team of superstars has achieved. . The 21-22 season was meant to be the culmination of a three-year journey, a dream come true. Instead, it turned into a nightmare.

The Nets are publicly revealed. Kevin Durant asked for a trade. Kyrie Irving opted for his contract, largely because the desperate Lakers were the only team interested in making a sign and a trade for him. Last summer, Marks said confidently that contract extensions for Irving and James Harden would be done before the start of training camp. “Signed, sealed and delivered,” Marks said. Today, Harden is gone, while Durant and Irving could be the next to go.