Kyrie Irving says that the Brooklyn Nets haven’t yet found their footing and are still ‘average’ following their loss to the Detroit Pistons.
The Brooklyn Nets have had an iffy start to their James Harden era. They haven’t been able to string together wins as they beat the Clippers one night and then lost to the Toronto Raptors.
The Nets went into last night’s game against the Detroit Pistons without their leading scorer in Kevin Durant and couldn’t seem to catch up to Jerami Grant and co. Kyrie Irving and James Harden led the team in scoring as expected but it wasn’t enough to hold off Grant as he got what he wanted on offense, dropping a game high 32 points.
The Brooklyn Nets’ woes all boil down to the lack of defensive presence on the interior. When asked about the Nets’ struggles, Kyrie Irving didn’t hold back.
Kyrie Irving speaks out on the Nets’ struggles amid 3-game slide
“Very average” would be a great way to describe the Nets as of this moment. It is exactly how Kyrie Irving would describe them too.
Kyrie was seen looking quite distraught on the bench leading up to the moment of the Nets suffering their 3rd straight loss. He clearly is unhappy with the way their season is shaping up to be but has a hopeful message for Nets fans all around.
“As the warrior that I am, and the energy that I have alongside my teammate, we just have to turn that corner. We haven’t done that yet, but we will. I’m telling you, the league’s going to be on notice when that happens.”
Kyrie going through it 😬 pic.twitter.com/Zbw7dTI47F
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 10, 2021
The Nets’ lack of defense has been greatly exaggerated. They have decent perimeter defenders in James Harden, Jeff Green, and Joe Harris. It is specifically their defense in the paint that needs significant improvement. Hopefully for them, Norvelle Pelle and Noah Vonleh can be their defensive anchors on the interior.