Brooklyn Nets leads the Eastern Conference at 14-6. Seen like this, from a purely mathematical and practical perspective, we could say that Steve Nash’s guys are on the right track, and we may not be wrong. However, the sensations, especially against important rivals, make us put on the brakes a bit.
Nobody escapes that the only objective of a team with Kevin Durant and James Harden, is the ring. They dream of this in Brooklyn, and that is precisely why when they face one of the best teams in the NBA, and especially if it is from the West, what they are capable of doing is carefully analyzed. Well, for now they only accumulate dislikes in this regard.
Of the teams currently in playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Nets have only faced the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns. The result in both cases has been identical: they have had no chance of winning. After the blow against San Francisco, Nash said they are at a higher level. After the blow to Arizona, the same thing happened.
“We are a team that is still forming, that is still trying to find an identity.“This team (Phoenix) has a clear identity, a clear understanding of what they are trying to do offensively and defensively, something that we are still in the early stages of. When we fall behind enough points, we stop playing our game. That is a sign of a new team, of a team that is still trying to understand each other and find some clarity and identity, “he says in statements collected by Brian Lewis from New York Post.
We cannot remove reason from head coach from Brooklyn. Nash is in his second year as coach of the team, they have quite a few new players and they also carry the situation of Kyrie Irving. Perhaps they are sufficient conditions to have major setbacks in November; yes, when March, April … the playoffs … such explanations will fall. Brooklyn will be required to perform according to expectations.
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