Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash recently spoke about how they’d need to change their offensive strategy around Kevin Durant.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently tied 2-2 in their series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Game 2 saw Nets star Kyrie Irving go down with an ankle injury.
This led to Durant being the sole source of the Brooklyn Nets when it came to their offense. The Nets have only one member of their Big 3 playing now since James Harden is out as well with hamstring tightness.
Though KD is one of the elite scorers of all time. Coach Nash needs to make some adjustments in the lineup.
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Kevin Durant would require some aid from the nets supporting cast on the offensive end
KD was relatively inefficient from the field in Game 3 against the Bucks, which is very rare. Though the 2x NBA Finals MVP had a double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Durant was 36.0% from the field and 12.5% from the 3-point line and a -23. Irving’s injury in the 2nd quarter put the entire offensive onus on KD. This led to the Bucks playing some physical defense on him, especially PJ Tucker.
Kyrie Irving will miss Game 5 on Tuesday with a sprained right ankle, Steve Nash says. Irving had an MRI. Nash adds he has “no idea” whether or not he will be able to return in this series vs. Milwaukee.
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The Nets offense seemed predictable with Irving being declared out for the remainder of the game. Coach Nash touched upon this topic as well while speaking to the media:
“We got a little single-minded with giving it to Kevin every time, it makes us too predictable, I thought. Puts a lot of burden on him.”
The Nets boast some amazing talents such as 6x NBA All-Star and former dunk contest winner Blake Griffin, who seems to still have a shade of his prime left.