Ever because the Brooklyn Nets signed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the previous has been their chief whereas the latter has been lacking in motion.
Kyrie has excelled subsequent to Durant when he’s been wholesome, lively, or eligible to play, however he’s did not cleared the path along with his famous person teammate in road garments.
That worrisome development has been once more at a full show as of late, because the Nets have been unable to win a single NBA recreation since Durant fell with an damage.
Jacque Vaughn‘s group has gone ice-cold with a 0-4 file previously 4 video games, together with losses to the struggling San Antonio Spurs and a Phoenix Suns group that was 3-13 of their previous 16 video games with out Chris Paul and Devin Booker.
The Brooklyn Nets are actually 0-4 since Kevin Durant’s damage. They only misplaced to a Phoenix Suns group who heading into this recreation was 3-13 of their 16 video games with out Devin Booker this season. Chris Paul wasn’t lively tonight both.
— Coast 2 Coast (@Coast2CoastNBA) January 20, 2023
The Nets had been the most well liked group within the NBA previous to Durant’s damage however have now fallen to the fourth spot within the Jap Convention with a 27-17 file.
That speaks volumes of Durant’s significance on each ends of the ground but in addition about how Irving and Ben Simmons proceed to fail their group after they want him probably the most.
A pair of former first-overall picks needs to be sufficient to beat rebuilding or undermanned groups, and it’s not just like the Nets lack the depth to compete on the highest stage.
So, hopefully for them, it gained’t be lengthy earlier than quantity seven is again to full power and on the courtroom once more, as they don’t appear to be mentally sturdy sufficient to get the job performed with out their greatest participant.