The offensive display of James Harden in his debut – and Kevin Durant, too, of course – opens a new horizon for Nets fans, who are now rubbing their hands with one of the most prolific couples in the NBA of the last years and they begin to feel favorites to the title. They only need to fit one-piece Kyrie Irving. The absence of the point guard continues to be one of Brooklyn’s biggest concerns and one of the biggest unknowns of the season. Personal problems are put forward every time Irving’s discharge is discussed, but nothing else is specified.
And while, Nets fans, eager to see how far the team can go with its Big Three. The situation is so surreal that a former NBA player like Kendrick Perkins has taken part in it. The former Celtics, Thunder Cavs, and Pelicans sent a warning to Kyrie Irving as soon as the Nets’ game ended and he verified that Harden could fit in well with Durant: “Harden and Durant look great together Kyrie should come back now if he doesn’t want to risk Nash making him Sixth Man. I’m serious Hurry back.
The Nets have been the focus of constant attention and will continue to be. Harden’s debut has been a success, but it doesn’t overshadow the problem of Irving’s absence with almost no explanation. Days and games go by and there are more questions than answers to the loss of the base, of which it is not even known if he will return and in what conditions. And if Durant and Harden develop good chemistry with each other and with players on the rest of the roster, Nash might appreciate not breaking it by including Irving as a starter at least from the start.