Vince Carter claims Nets’ 3rd star next to Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving is already on the roster
Many pundits believe the Nets could trade for a third star this offseason since the team has some solid trade assets in Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen.
However, Carter says Brooklyn center DeAndre Jordan can be the team’s third star behind Durant and Irving.
“You’ve gotta be careful. It’s a slippery slope when you’re putting guys together,” Vince Carter said, via Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.
“I feel like you could have a third star in somebody like DeAndre Jordan who can shine. He’s not somebody who’s gonna get a lot of touches, but what does he do? He puts a lot of pressure on the defense going to the rim.”
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan each signed four-year deals with the Nets during the summer of 2019. The three All-Stars are very close friends off the court and Brooklyn fans can’t wait to see the trio make their debut as teammates in 2020-21.
Durant missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. The two-time Finals MVP, who also has a strong rapport with new Nets head coach Steve Nash, has been training without restrictions for a few months now.
Irving appeared in 20 games in his first season with the Nets. Uncle Drew didn’t play in the bubble games, though, due to shoulder surgery.
Jordan, one of the best dunkers in the game, wasn’t in Orlando either after contracting COVID-19. As a result of Irving and Jordan being absent, the Nets got swept by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2020 playoffs.
However, Brooklyn will likely be title contenders next season with Durant, Irving and Jordan leading the way.