Nobody Is Telling You THIS: WHY The Nets Are SCARY
We all saw Kyrie swerving on Golden State with the spin.. The cross, and the beautiful layup. Classic.
Even more impressively we saw KD being back to his old self with his legendary 1-2 pull up unguardable.
Playing at this high of a level and hitting shots like this one, KD and Kyrie make Brooklyn a scary contender. But a team is more than just 2 players.
So let me show you what nobody is talking about. And why the Nets are legit.
What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
First of all I loved the ball movement and player movement from Brooklyn.
Right here, we got a 2 man game between Dinwidie and Allen, with the pick, then the handoff, nice roll to the rim, the defense has to rotate, leaving the most dangerous shooter on the floor wide open. Irving and Durant don’t even need to touch the ball on this possession. As Harris knocks down the three.
But they were moving great as well. Check out the activity right here, as Kyrie tries to shake Oubre off of him. Manages to do so, and the big man is left on an island here. Leaves more than enough room for the shot and of course goes in.
As for Kevin Durant, after scoring a few early buckets from this right wing, he was kinda feeling himself, so on this possession as you can see he starts on the left side, but cuts across the court, gets the Harris screen and fires away this Heat Check.
Hey speaking of Harris, here is an X factor that may be crucial for them. Coaches have been encouraging him to take more shots. He’s a career 42.5% from downtown, like real sniper on the court. So it’s great to see him pulling up without hesitation in transition and even like this. Make or miss, the Nets want him to shoot more. He’s gonna hit more than enough and also the aggressiveness forces the defense to play him tighter which opens up opportunities like this one. Beautiful cut, great delivery by KD and nice reverse finish.
Then we have Dinwidie. A 20 point per game scorer last year. The team may not be too good if he’s your first option, but as a number 3 or 4 that’s some serious firepower.
Right here, look at how everyone is focused on Kyrie. Deandre recognizes that and simply screens for Spencer. And just like that he’s wide open. Easy basket.
And I haven’t even mentioned Caris Levert. He can be a legit third scoring option on a championship level team.
Dude can penetrate a defense like few others. Nothing flashy, just getting to whenever he needs to go, at his own will. Look at this steady pace and the patience here, as he holds the defender on his back, creates a 2 on 1, the patience and eventually finds the big man for the finish.
Look, if the main 1-2 punch keeps their cool, and buy into the team and don’t create drama with their egos, the sky's the limit for this team. They are that complete and covered on every position. Strong big men, 3 point snipers- both Harris and Shamet.
Players who can create their own shot in Dinwidie and Levert. Maaan...
I know it’s only 1 game, but I'm getting some extremely good vibes. Something similar to how I rooted for OKC in 2016 and thought that they could win it, don’t ask me why, and how, after only 1 game...But I think that this is gonna be my team to watch this year.
Welcome to the new season! This is just day 1, and a lot of excitement is ahead of us. I’m super hyped. Talk to you in the next one. Peace out.