Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said that because the Nets’ James Harden deal was informal, he could not comment specifically on the Nets’ new Big Three. He said that the three superstar scorers on the field always have to “sacrifice.”
But an NBA scout in the Eastern Conference told The Post that the Nets’ newly bearded Harden Big Three, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, formed Wednesday, which is easier said than done. .
The scout is most concerned about the chemical reaction between Harden and Irving.
NBA scouts said: “This is a work in progress.” “Literally and statistically, there are two of the five most dominant players in the league. Me and John Wall (John Wall) I watched Houston with Harden, maybe because of these problems, but for Harden, whose Wall ruled the ball, it didn’t look comfortable. Then you would have Durant, I won̵
At least Harden and Durant played together in Oklahoma City. But this was before Harden became the league’s top scorer, averaging at least 29 points in Houston for five consecutive seasons.
The Scout added: “The dynamic between Harden and Irving is the key.” Durant can adjust. In Golden State, [Klay] Thompson is not a guy who needs the ball. Such a large 3 requires less contact. Defensively, they get worse. Harden didn’t care.They lost [Jarrett] Alan. ”
Another NBA talent assessor wants to know if the Brooklyn Dream Team will be as smooth as the Miami Dream Team of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh
He said: “In Miami, you have a hierarchy: LeBron, Wade, then Bosh.” “Who shoots in the game?”
Thibodeau is the assistant coach of the Celtics 2008 championship team, which has its own Big Three.
Thibodeau said: “In a sense, the challenge is the same.” “In Boston, when we had Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen, I knew it was a big problem. I Think that great players always figure out how to play against each other. They also make other players better. So I think it’s not as difficult as people think. I think the biggest challenge is that everyone is willing to sacrifice. If it happens In this case, the effect is usually very good.
The Nets used their future to cash in, giving up some first-round tickets and choosing to swap, but the goal for the next three seasons is to win the first NBA championship in team history. Maybe there are two titles-even without Alan and Caris LeWerte.
“They gave up a lot of players, but their lineup is so deep,” said the first NBA scout. “They have three superstars, but there are still a lot of role players. They are worse off losing Allen. But [Jeff] green, [Landry] met ashamed, [Joe] Harris (TLC) [Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot], [DeAndre] Jordan, this is still a reasonable supporting actor. ”
Of course, no one can be sure whether Irving will return soon, which may bring the three superstars together.
The NBA personnel director said: “You can’t count on Carey right now.” “But Harden and KD will be fine. But it will take a minute to start everything.”
Or explode. As former Wizards and Hawks scout Bryan Oringher told The Post: “Either the fire is fierce or you win multiple championships.”
The Eastern Conference Scout added: “Hatton is a pretty good insurance policy for Irving.”
A player agent could see the Nets become the basketball version of the Yankees’ “Bronx Zoo”-except in another borough.
The agent said: “This situation is as likely to go wrong as it is right.” “You have Kyrie, he can be a loose cannon. You have Harden, he just called him The team and teammates. Moreover, the KD you get looks very passive on the surface, but he likes to make many things worse and talk about it after “Golden State Warriors.”
Adding a “beard” to KD and Kyrie is still much sexier than the Knicks, who suddenly became a low-key team in town, without a star-let alone three.
“For us, we have to focus on us and the players we have,” Thibodeau said before facing the unmanned nets on Wednesday. “Only focus on our improvement and do something necessary to get better. We have nothing to do with them. They worry about themselves, we must worry about us. Our partition is loaded. We know. We know every roster We know that we still have a lot of work to do and we look forward to this challenge.”