The Brooklyn Nets are set to roll out Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving for the first time Wednesday. Finally, we’ll get to see what these three guys will look like together on the court. However, when we’ll be able to know if this experiment is going to work might take a lot longer.
Doug Norrie: I think in this first game I’m not going to take anything from it except for what the lineups are. I’m going to try to stay very firm in the idea that I just want to see what the rotations look like and I’ll worry about the on-court product maybe the next game or something like that… I’m saying it to everybody so that I can hold myself to it more than anything else because sometimes it’s tough.
I think that they start the three together, we’ll get into the defensive issues later… I wouldn’t be shocked if they actually tried to get Kyrie Irving working early, that would be the way to go and get him back in here as sort of a ball-dominant guy. Then KD and Harden can kind of do their thing in other moments or just run two-man game when you can, I think you’re going to see tons of transition.
I think that this first game will not be the referendum on what this trio is going to be. I think it will be the next game just because it’s very hard to meld it all together right away. I don’t think we’ve seen three guys like this exist together at this level before. I think it’s gonna be a lot of happy good feels for the first game and then I’m interested to see game three or four, that’s when I’m going to start making some judgments.