Brooklyn Nets is No. 1 in the Eastern Conference, but it’s not all joys. A certain trend is added to the continued absence of Kyrie Irving that indicates the minutes on the court of Kevin Durant and James Harden as excessive. In the last match, played on the Dallas Mavericks court, the first played 41 and the second 42. At the end of the match, with the New Yorkers winning, they were questioned about it. Both are comfortable with the current situation.
“One thing you should know about me and Kevin is that we love to play basketball. So it doesn’t matter. We could play the 48 minutes even if we were exhausted. The coach does not say otherwise. We want to always stay on track. We want to play, ”says Harden.
Regarding Durant, the doubts with him grow due to the fact that he has had to overcome the rupture of the Achilles tendon. It is true that since he returned to action he has looked very good, but that does not mean that he is afraid that he may suffer some setback of various kinds. This is how he sees it.
“I know people might be worried about my minutes, especially since I was injured before and all that extra shit, but we take it all into account. Right now, I want to play basketball.
Although neither of them have had significant physical problems this season, Steve Nash is clear that one thing is that they can play long minutes and another that they are not careful to prevent injuries.
«I think there is enough distance from the injury to feel somewhat confident. At the same time, we do not love it. We can talk about improving throughout the year, but there is always the risk of overloading him and James as well. We have to be careful. There will be moments in the season when we have to be really smart and make tough decisions, “he says, referring to giving them rest.
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