The Brooklyn Nets became instant favorites for the East when they signed on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Nothing much was expected of the team in 2019-20, as both the stars suffered from massive injuries. But a young core of Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarret Allen and Caris LeVert got them through to the playoffs.
As both of their superstars return from long injuries, the Nets instantly become the favorites to be the best in the East and strong contenders to the Lakers.
However, the front office is trying to take it to the next level by getting a potential trade for Rockets’ James Harden. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Rockets’ star man might be on his way to Brooklyn.
Nets’ fans would naturally be absolutely delighted over this trade, but this is not true for the team. NBA insider Ian Begley recently reported that the Nets support for the Harden trade is not universal, tweeting, “There was support for the idea among the Nets contacted, but the support wasn’t universal”
It is understandable why the consensus in not universal. The Nets might have to package a deal of Dinwiddie, Allen and LeVert and some draft picks in order to land Harden. No roster would want to lose their talented younger players.
But when you have a player of Harden’s caliber, you have to take the risk, and Brooklyn just might do that.
The trio of Kyrie Irving, James Harden, and Kevin Durant sounds very good on paper. But the biggest concern for the team would be how they will fit these stars.
Kyrie Irving and James Harden have primarily been ball handlers in their teams. Bringing these two stars together might be a recipe for disaster until and unless someone is willing to compromise.
There won’t be many issues with Durant, though. KD will always be the number one scoring option in any team he plays for. He would hope that it stays the same.
If at all the Harden trade materializes, the new coaching staff of Steve Nash will face a daunting task of how to play with these enormous stars.
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