Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets have not been enjoying the type of season they were hoping for. Kevin Durant is not playing this season due to his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon. And Kyrie Irving just returned to action on Sunday after missing two months with a shoulder injury.

The Nets are 18-22 on the season and barely in the eighth spot in the East. They lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 117-106 on Wednesday night, and the loss had Irving being blunt about the improvements the Nets roster needs.

Irving talking about the upgrades the Nets need to make is particularly rich coming on a night when he went 6-of-21 for 14 points and was a minus-29, which was by far the worst figure on his team.

Irving continues to show, just like he did all season with Boston last year, what an impeccable leader he is.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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Trae Young
BOS / 43
Kyrie Irving
BK / 44
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CHA / 60
Kemba Walker
CHI / 47
Zach LaVine
CLE / 42
Jordan Clarkson
DAL / 35
Luka Doncic
DEN / 48
Jamal Murray
DET / 50
Blake Griffin
GSW / 52
Klay Thompson
HOU / 61
James Harden
IND / 37
Bojan Bogdanovic
LAC / 45
Lou Williams
LAL / 51
LeBron James
MEM / 40
Mike Conley
MIA / 37
Josh Richardson
MIL / 52
Giannis Antetokounmpo
MIN / 50
Derrick Rose
NO / 48
Anthony Davis
NYK / 37
Tim Hardaway Jr.
OKC / 47
Paul George
ORL / 36
Nikola Vucevic
PHI / 42
Joel Embiid
PHX / 59
Devin Booker
POR / 51
Damian Lillard
SAC / 37
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SA / 56
LaMarcus Aldridge
TOR / 45
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