Nets star Kevin Durant fires back, defends Suns’ Devin Booker, Hawks’ Trae Young on open-run double-teams
Booker recently stirred debate when he was visibly frustrated after he was double-teamed during a pickup game. Durant took to Twitter to respond to several comments about getting double-teamed in open-runs.
Durant said that he cannot understand why double-teaming is needed in a pickup game. The new Nets forward pointed out that you are matching up with a player of the same position in open runs and you need to guard up to prove your defensive prowess. He insisted that in pickup games, a player does not need another player to check his matchup.
GUARD UP! It’s pickup, if u weak defensively then work on it in the summer cuz if u need a double during the season then coach sittin u on the yine
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 21, 2019
Durant’s comment came after Young sided with Booker on the discussion about double-teaming in open-run games. The Hawks rising star said that there should be no double-teams in free games because all players are trying to work on their game.
“DBook speaking facts,” Young posted on Twitter. “There should be NO Double Teaming in pick up. When you trying to work on your game, and work on the moves and things you do individually in pick up… it’s annoying getting double teamed in that type of setting.”