The reason Nets’ Kevin Durant isn’t worried about lack of playing time with Kyrie Irving, James Harden
The Brooklyn Nets are primed to win the NBA championship this year. With a lineup that includes Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Deandre Jordan, and LaMarcus Aldridge, one can only assume they’re going to dominate.
However, the team hasn’t had much playing time together as each of the big three has missed some time due to injuries or personal matters. Additionally, Griffin and Aldridge were mid-season acquisitions, meaning they’re not fully adjusted to the Nets’ playing style either.
Even so, Durant doesn’t seem too worried about it. According to ESPN, Durant believes their time playing together on Team USA has built enough chemistry for them to mesh together in Brooklyn.
“I think our experiences with Team USA definitely helped,” Durant said of the chemistry that is being developed among the three stars. “When you’re in that environment, I wouldn’t say you have to shrink yourself, but you really have to check your ego and figure out when you need to use it. You might have to take a step back in order for the team to be good. And I think we all understand that.”
A legitimate point made to the naysayers of the Brooklyn Nets. Team USA typically comprises of the best players in the NBA, which just so happen to be the best players in the world.
With the Nets being a super team, it really isn’t much different from what we see when these players link up to play in the Olympics. With some previous experience with Team USA, the Brooklyn Nets should be able to play well together in the postseason.