Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions'

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Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:34 pm

Steven Nash spoke of his plans to use Kevin Durant's positional versatility on JJ Reddick's The Old Man and the Three podcast (h/t Coby Green of SNY).


“Kevin, with his length, is a matchup problem for everyone. Kevin can play all five positions, and I plan to use him in all five positions," said Nash of Durant.


Nash has previously worked with Durant as a consultant for the Warriors.


Nash also plans to use Kyrie Irving off the ball, adding that he looks forward to getting to know the point guard.


“Ky is a weapon off the ball. ... He’s one of my favorite players. He’s kind of a savant with the basketball," said Nash. 


Irving averaged 27.4 points and 6.4 assists in his first season with the Nets. 

Via Coby Green/SNY

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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#2 » by TheCage4 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:36 pm

Nash will quickly learn it’s what KD & Kyrie want. It’s nice to pretend though.
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#3 » by Cassius » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:18 pm

Moving Kyrie off the ball is the first step toward saving the locker room. Spence, Caris and KD are far more willing to move the ball. Kyrie could have a Harden-esque season if he's relieved of any point guard duties, especially with KD's gravity keeping the doubles away.
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#4 » by Rashidi » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:29 pm

Cassius wrote:Moving Kyrie off the ball is the first step toward saving the locker room. Spence, Caris and KD are far more willing to move the ball. Kyrie could have a Harden-esque season if he's relieved of any point guard duties, especially with KD's gravity keeping the doubles away.


I don't think you understand how Harden gets his points if you think getting the ball out of Kyrie's hands is going to lead to a Harden-esque season.

Harden was literally the most ball-dominant player in NBA history this season.
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#5 » by Cassius » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:50 pm

Rashidi wrote:
Cassius wrote:Moving Kyrie off the ball is the first step toward saving the locker room. Spence, Caris and KD are far more willing to move the ball. Kyrie could have a Harden-esque season if he's relieved of any point guard duties, especially with KD's gravity keeping the doubles away.


I don't think you understand how Harden gets his points if you think getting the ball out of Kyrie's hands is going to lead to a Harden-esque season.

Harden was literally the most ball-dominant player in NBA history this season.


I'm not saying to run the D'Antoni offense... I'm saying that if Kyrie's primary and secondary jobs are to score and only pass if/when the double comes, he's basically James Harden. Nash could basically run an offense that involves the other four guys until there's like 8 seconds left on the shot clock, then just give the ball to Kyrie if they haven't created a good shot yet.

Harden, Curry, Luka and Dame are the other four guys who could basically be a whole offense with 8 seconds of iso. The problem is that Kyrie does that with 18 seconds on the clock, lol!
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#6 » by Dr Huge Pecs » Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:17 am

TheCage4 wrote:Nash will quickly learn it’s what KD & Kyrie want. It’s nice to pretend though.


Well true BUT KD is the bigger star...and he wants the ball...Nash is giving him everything he wants. I see this as a move to test kyrie..tow the line or leave... Because he can be traded.

This is exactly what KD wants, so kd gets. The nets won't be better for it in the long run but it's better than irving running the team into the ground.

It's an unbalanced team... But it's the east. I'd trade irving for a relatively high pick and a solid 3-D guy.
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#7 » by arkuo » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:05 pm

Nash needs to realize the Nets owner didnt hire him to coach coach. Just sit on the bench and look good. KD will teach him how to run his own plays soon.
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Re: Steve Nash Says He Plans To Play Kevin Durant In 'All Five Positions' 

Post#8 » by OogaBooga » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:11 am

I think we should wait to see how kyrie and kd play together before we all decide how things are going to be

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