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Amar’e Stoudemire quits Nets assistant job slamming Kyrie Irving and James Harden

If Steve Nash should remain as “head coach”, there will undoubtedly be a lot of changes in his staff, and Amar’e Stoudemire explained that he was going to leave his role with the interiors of the club.

For the “Stoud”, Kyrie Irving’s vaccination status, and his absences, have weighed on the team’s season.

“Yes, it hurt us. It hurt us because we didn’t have continuity with Kyrie to build chemistry with the band, with the team.”he explained. “He could only play away games depending on the city… He couldn’t play in New York… So we had different groups, different combinations depending on the game schedule. It was difficult for us coaches to know who to play, despite Kyrie. It was difficult for us to deal with that. »

According to Amar’e Stoudemire, the Nets also need to put things right with Kyrie Irving. Even in the event of an extension, he believes it is important for Brooklyn to negotiate safeguards.

“He can say he will be available and ready to play next season, but will he really do it or will he go back on his word and not play? »

“What has to happen is that when negotiating with Kyrie, you have to add these conversations inside the contract” he assures. “He can say he will be available and ready to play next season, but will he really do it or will he go back on his word and not play? And if that happens, and you end up in this situation where he says he’ll be available but isn’t, now what do we do? You have to negotiate that in the contract, in the terms, try to find a way to write in the contract that if he doesn’t play, something will happen. »

If he therefore advises Brooklyn to try to protect itself contractually against the instability of Kyrie Irving, Amar’e Stoudemire also recommends that the Sixers not extend James Harden to the maximum ($ 259 million over five possible years if he crosses out his “player option”). Because he explains that “The Beard” is not ” in good form “that he does “don’t take your body seriously” and that he “Isn’t able to focus on that in the offseason and prepare for training camp and through the season to get to that point.”

“If I am the owner of the Sixers, I am not committing to offer him this contract”concludes Amar’e Stoudemire. “I just don’t see the dedication I’ll need to see from one of the top 75 players in history. You need to have a certain level of dedication and focus to be the best player you can be and also be there for your teammates when they need you most. »

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