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Nets’ Steve Nash drops harsh roster reality after forming Big 3 with Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving

Steve Nash, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irivng, James Harden, Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have been plagued with injuries as well as circumstances out of their control all season. With Kevin Durant missing a good portion of the season due to his hamstring and Kyrie Irving missing games due to both COVID-19 protocols and personal reasons, the main concern of the Nets is maintaining a strong dynamic with their Big 3.

Nets head coach Steve Nash gave his stance on where his team stands in the regular season and the steps they need to take heading into the playoffs, via Tom Moore of Bucks County Courier Times:

This last tweet was in reference to the loss against the Los Angeles Lakers without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kyle Kuzma. The Nets sustained a worrisome loss against the Lakers, as they lost by 25 points without Durant, Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Blake Griffin in the lineup.

With the recent acquisitions of Aldridge and Griffin, Nash and the coaching staff will have to continue to see what combinations of star players and solid role players will be the most efficient. Hopefully, these changes are set in stone well before the playoffs, but it may take some time for Nash to figure out this puzzle, especially with their entire roster not being available.

The Nets are currently second in the Eastern Conference and the favorites to win the championship by many. However, with the Nets facing so many uncertainties in the regular season, some may wonder how they will face against teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks. Nash’s playoff-centered mentality will force the Nets to use the regular season as a time to smooth out these uncertainties to the best of their abilities.