Nets’ Kevin Durant thinks Kyrie Irving is an ‘all-around player’
Durant and Irving both signed with the Nets this summer in free agency. Last season, multiple reports stated the two stars wanted to play with each other and they were able to make it happen in Brooklyn.
Durant says Irving is an “all-around player” who makes spectacular plays night after night.
“I mean we all see it. He’s one of those guys that you never really have to talk about,” Durant told Chris Henderson (SEE HENDO on YouTube). “Just watch him play he’ll make you feel a certain way when you watch him. You know his movements, his mentality out there, his smarts for the game, his efficiency. Like, he’s a all-around player.”
Kyrie Irving has one of the best handles of all-time and is an elite finisher at the rim. Uncle Drew averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists last season for the Boston Celtics while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 87.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Irving is replacing D’Angelo Russell as the Nets’ point guard. Kyrie made the All-NBA second team last season and is a six-time All-Star.
Kevin Durant is widely expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles injury, so Brooklyn will go as far as Irving can take them next season.