Inside debate the Nets are having about Kyrie Irving

The Post has reported the Nets’ dream offseason is pairing Kevin Durant with Kyrie Irving, and sources say that hasn’t changed.

The question is if they can’t land Durant, do they still want Irving? Especially if they have to lose D’Angelo Russell — their own 23-year-old homegrown All-Star — to get him?

It’s a question that has turned into a civil war among the fan base. It also has become an internal debate the Nets are having right now.

The Post has confirmed Brooklyn might have qualms about signing the enigmatic Irving if he isn’t bringing the injured Durant with him.

Other teams had already backed off of pursuing Irving with similar concerns over the way things went awry in Boston. If the Nets do the same, it would mean keeping Russell, who is a younger and cheaper option as a restricted free agent.

Brooklyn has almost $68 million in cap room if it renounces Russell, $46 million after his cap hold.

Irving could command a four-year, $141 million deal that starts at $32 million. Durant would get a four-year, $164 million contract that would start at $38 million next season, one that would essentially be a redshirt year. It would also necessitate more moves (like trading Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris or Taurean Prince) to afford Durant and Irving.

Russell is eligible for a four-year, $117 million deal that would start at $27 million. He’s four years younger than Irving, has been loyal and patient throughout the process. He wants to stay in Brooklyn, telling The Post he hopes to be a “Net for life.”

“If we’re being completely honest, I enjoyed the team that we had this whole season,” Russell told The Post by phone from Spain. “I’m not going to say I didn’t enjoy our team and the pieces we had around.”

Sources both with the Nets and close to 76ers power forward Tobias Harris have told The Post there is mutual interest between the team and the 26-year-old Long Island native.

NBC Sports New England suggested Al Horford — who just opted out of his $30 million deal with Boston — could be an option for the Nets thanks to his close relationship with coach Kenny Atkinson from their days in Atlanta.

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