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  • what impact you think Kyrie Irving is gonna have on this team?

  • Oh, he's gonna have a huge impact.

  • Look, I know everyone is, you know, saying that the Nets don't need Kyrie.

  • They could make it out of the East and and that's right, right?

  • I get that.

  • But that's not the next goal.

  • James Harden wanted to get traded to Brooklyn not just to make it to the Finals, but to win the championship.

  • And guess what?

  • They're not doing that without Kyrie Irving, the guys averaging 27 points on 50% shooting, by the way.

  • So when I look at Kyrie, Irving and I look at James Harden and Kevin Durant, this could be the most explosive offensive five power that we ever seen in league history on one team.

  • So when you add Kyrie Irving toe with James Harden and Kevin Durant already showed us in a small sample size, he's just gonna add to this.

  • Now.

  • The pressure is gonna be on Steve Nash and how he staggered eight minutes and what type of position he's gonna put these guys in.

  • If I'm the coach I'm using.

  • Steve Nash has 1/6 man type I mean, Carrie has 1/6 man type player and not me not starting them and bringing them off the bench.

  • But I would say I would I would sub him out, you know, early in the first quarter, probably six minutes to go in the first.

  • And I will bring them back to start the second and get the ball to him and let him just rock out.

  • James Harden and Kevin Durant also is gonna have to sacrifice to Kyrie Irving, meaning they're gonna have to let him be who he is.

  • And that's the guy that gets buckets.

  • And I think Katie and James the way the energy that I see them playing with the joy and I know that they wanna win the championship.

  • They're gonna have no problem with doing that now, Kyrie.

  • He's gonna have to be mentally, they're mentally focused, and we just hope that he is.

  • I mean, you just never know with him.

  • But at the end of the day, he's still a God has given you 27 tonight on 50% shooting and still one of the best one on one players that this game Hell, yeah.

  • I mean, you can't disagree with any of that.

  • I don't think that they're Kyrie obviously isn't gonna make them any worse offensively.

  • But that's not the question, like they don't have any problems scoring.

  • You talk about them being maybe one of the best offensive teams we've ever seen.

  • I'm not sure they surpassed the K D Warriors because that team fit together a little better.

  • Offensively.

  • I don't think you need another ball handler in Kyrie.

  • Obviously, that's true.

  • They've got two guys that can handle the ball quite well.

  • I think what they need is defense, and I understand the stagger, the minutes idea like it sounds good and it makes sense all the way through the regular season.

  • Maybe it makes sense through most of the postseason, but no one's going to stagger their minutes in closing time and closing time.

  • It's gonna be hard to get defensive stops with Kyrie in um Harden and Kevin Durant without having a really a really RIM protector like they had in Jared Allen.

  • So I understand that Kyrie talent is immense, but we can't pretend like this is some sort of perfect fit, like he's not Clay Thompson.

  • He's not a guy that's gonna get you 40 points on 10 dribbles like Kyrie is gonna get you 40 points on a couple of 100 dribbles, and that's just not, ah, perfect fit for this offense.

  • So I don't see them having any problem integrating Kyrie right now.

  • But in the playoffs, when they need to get a stop at some point, they're obviously not gonna put Kyrie on the bench or Durant or Harden on the bench at closing time in the game.

  • I worry about what happens to that defense when that kind of was DeAndre.

  • Jordan is the defensive stopper in that unit.

  • Yeah, but But But Dominic, listen, This is what people don't give Kyrie enough credit for.

  • Kyrie is a guy that could play off the ball.

  • Matter of fact, he's not Clay Thompson.

  • Nobody in the league is Clay Thompson, but Kyrie could play off the ball.

  • He's actually a better spot up shooter than what he gets credit for, and I get it on the defensive side of things.

  • They may need stops and, you know, down the stretch, but to be honest with you, I don't know if it's gonna be a down the stretch because if you have this much offensive firepower the league might.

  • The lead might just be a 10 or 15 point lead where it might not be predicated on the defensive end of the basketball.

  • And by the way, when you have when you have a team like this that have one goal of winning the championship.

  • Kevin Durant, Kyrie, Irving, James Harden went locked in, they could play defense well enough to get stopped because they're gonna put up 130 plus points tonight, period.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, I think that if they're gonna win, they're gonna have to win by outscoring people because I don't know about the defensive side of ball and no one disagrees with you.

  • I know Kyrie can play off the ball.

  • We saw him.

  • Obviously with LeBron.

  • I know he can shoot, he can handle the ball.

  • He could do everything and they have.

  • Uh I mean, they got so much offensive firepower that they can do without any one of those guys and just be fine on offense.

  • That doesn't change the deep inside the ball, and I know when is when is time is gay?

  • It's time to close the game.

  • They're gonna put their best effort forward defensively.

  • But it doesn't change the fact that they traded away Jared Allen.

  • And so, like, they're close the games with Joe Harris, Kyrie Harden and I guess Jordan and that to me, that's the biggest question is who's gonna protect the rim?

  • Maybe KD goes back to doing it like he did at times with the Warriors.

  • But to me, that's the biggest question is when they go and face the Lakers, what they gonna do with a D?

  • And they don't have an answer for a D on that roster right now.

  • And I guess the answer is just keep scoring.

  • Just gonna have to keep scoring.

  • You have to have all your trips down the floor, gonna have the end and buckets because they're not gonna be able to stop a D.

  • What?

  • What?

  • What?

  • What?

  • Dominique, listen.

  • Oh, brother, What I'm trying to explain to you to also is that who said that they're done, you know, making changes to their roster.

  • You know, the trade deadline is not till march, so they still could be in the process of making moves.

  • I strongly agree with you that they have to upgrade.

  • DeAndre Jordan is not to DeAndre Jordan that we saw with the Clippers.

  • I get that and they do.

  • And they did lose, in my opinion, by losing Jared Allen.

  • But if you got to give up a Jared Allen and the trade to get back of James Harden, you doing that any day of the week?

  • Hell, he said.

  • He said it himself.

  • So I don't think that that Song Marks is done.

  • And I think he's going to make other moves.

  • Are acquired some more players at that center position to help them out and some more defendants.

  • By the way, the kid Brown.

  • He's been playing phenomenal on the defensive end when you get a chance to play minutes.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/20
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