James Harden made his much awaited debut for the Brooklyn Nets, who registered a comfortable victory over the Magic on the back of dominant performances by the ‘Beard’ and Kevin Durant. But is this team good enough to win it all? At first look, the Nets look infallible.
They already have two of the best players in the league and with Harden added to the mix, the sky is the limit. Speaking of Harden, he made a phenomenal debut for Brooklyn. The ‘Beard’ played for 40 minutes tonight and registered his first ever triple-double for the Nets.
In his sensational performance, Harden scored 32 points, grabbed 12 boards, and dished out the ball 14 times! Which, by the way, is a franchise record for any Nets player on their debut.
Although Harden also had 9 turnovers, he is still getting acquainted with his teammates. In fact, Harden didn’t even get a chance to attend a proper practise session with his new team.
Prior to joining Brooklyn, Harden’s reputation was severely tainted by his actions in the last few weeks. He never looked same with his teammates and was clearly not giving his 100% for Houston. Well, his stint with the Rockets is in the past and this is how NBA fans reacted to his first game for the Nets.
James Harden and Kevin Durant displayed sheer dominance tonight and gave an indication of the things to come. But the Nets are not at their 100% even with KD and Harden; Kyrie Irving will most likely be back for Brooklyn in the next game. While Harden and KD look phenomenal, will they get even better with Irving?
The ‘Beard’ proved that he can adjust his game as per the requirement. Also, we have witnessed how good KD is alongside other superstars. The only player that could hamper their chemistry is Kyrie.
No offense to Irving, but the way KD and Harden played tonight, it’s hard to see the 3 of them mesh that well. However, there is a way that might aid in all three superstars. The Nets could let Harden be the facilitator and shift Irving to the shooting guard position.
By doing so, all 3 of them will be allowed to play a more natural game. But that’s all for the future. For now, what are your thoughts on James Harden’s debut? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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