Ray Allen spoke at length about what changes the Nets need to make to contend. He focused on Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently on a 3-game slide, ever since Kevin Durant was pulled for Covid tracing. Their loss to the Detroit Pistons by double digits last night marked a low point of the season. They’ll be raring to get back to winning ways.
With a game tonight against the Pacers at home, they have a chance to regain momentum. It will take Herculean efforts from both Kyrie and Harden to put this game to bed.
Ray Allen speaks about what changes James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant should make
When asked about the title aspirations of the Nets’ Big Three, Ray Allen made it clear that they’d have to sacrifice:
“I believe they have the talent to win the title, but winning the title is so much more than just an assemblage of players. When I look at the teams I played on, some of the most important players for both championship years were P.J. Brown, Sam Cassell, James Posey, Eddie House, Leon Powe. And then James Jones, Mike Miller, Juwan Howard, Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier.”
“Guys that took charges, guys that didn’t care about their stats. That is what will determine the elevation of this Nets team; not the best players they have, but the guys around them — that encourage them to play better, that push them to play harder to do the things that bridge the gap.”
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“Some games are going to require someone aside from Kyrie, Kevin or James to hit a shot to allow them to win a game, and they have to be OK with that. They have to be willing to put other people in those positions. That’s what makes a championship team, when you have a big three like that.”