Kevin Durant Following Nets Loss To Bucks: 'Continuity Is A Big Thing In This League'

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Kevin Durant Following Nets Loss To Bucks: 'Continuity Is A Big Thing In This League' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed May 5, 2021 5:25 am

Kevin Durant and Steve Nash addressed the Brooklyn Nets lack of continuity following their 124-118 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.


Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden have only played seven games together this season. The Nets are 7-8 when Durant and Irving play without Harden.


"That is a huge factor. Continuity is a big thing in this league," said Durant after the game.


Nash agreed with Durant's assessment, saying the team must make up that gap in experience.


"We've got a gap to make up here. We understand that's a team that's been running the same offense, been playing together, same schemes on defense for years now. Gone deep into the playoffs, and that's something we don't have, so how can we make up that gap?" said Nash. 


The Nets are currently 1.5 out of first place in the Eastern Conference.


Durant added that the Nets will have to rely upon their veteran leadership down the stretch.


"We got veterans on this team that played in different situations that know pretty much every terminology that goes on in this league and every kind of set that we run on both sides. That's in our advantage as well, having that veteran leadership but we still are a connected group."

Via Malika Andrews/ESPN

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Re: Kevin Durant Following Nets Loss To Bucks: 'Continuity Is A Big Thing In This League' 

Post#2 » by njknicks » Wed May 5, 2021 2:25 pm

Agree with Durant - roster continuity is key.

But another bigger issue for the Nets is that Durant / Harden / Kyrie / Griffin will not be pressed to play hard or play their best because they know they have multiple all-stars / superstars to bail them out & lean on -- they can pick and chose to impose their will leading to complacency both offensively & defensively.

Putting a bunch of high caliber players together will not always lead to success.
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Re: Kevin Durant Following Nets Loss To Bucks: 'Continuity Is A Big Thing In This League' 

Post#3 » by MitchB3 » Thu May 6, 2021 1:20 am

The Nets remind me of last year's Clippers who think they can just turn it on at any time because they're all champs. Um no. This team doesn't just lack continuity, they lack defense, bench, and just the right coach. The Nets best defensive player is KD, and then Sterling Brown.

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