The Brooklyn Nets are hot on the trail of a trade with the Houston Rockets for James Harden. There is speculation from some about how the NBA superstar trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would actually work.
During an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio, Ray Allen explained how difficult it is to go from shooting the ball at a very high volume to making the necessary sacrifices to win a championship—- something Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and especially James Harden would have to do with the Nets.
The argument that Ray Allen makes about the potential trio shares common sentiment with many analysts who aren’t optimistic about the potential superstar trio. However, he made it clear if each player makes the necessary sacrifices, it could be an incredible combination.
If Harden no longer wants to be a member of the Rockets enough to angle for a trade, it would suggest he wants a change from a situation that allows him to put up monster numbers but not contend for a championship. That should suggest optimism for him making the necessary adjustments.
The Harden-Westbrook duo did not work with the Rockets large in part due to Westbrook’s inability to consistently convert on jump shots. His lack of efficiency in this area is simply too much to overcome against elite matchups— something that isn’t an issue with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
There is a scenario where the Brooklyn Nets could have two of their superstar trio on the court at all times— staggering the playmakers to spread the ball around. Regardless, sacrifices would need to be made, but James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving would still make huge impacts.
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