I came to a difficult test.
Kevin Durant is out for about a month. Durant injured the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during a game against the Miami Heat on the 9th (Korean time). The Brooklyn Nets see Durant’s absence as at least a month.
Last season, Durant suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in his left knee. At that time, he missed 6 weeks, and during this period, Brooklyn collapsed with 5 wins and 18 losses.
Brooklyn’s current ranking is 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Until he got to where he is now, Durant’s contributions were absolute.
He averaged 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists, and led the team’s offense with a field goal success rate of 55.9%. On defense, he kept the rim with Nick Claxton at 1.5 blocks per game.
The absence of Durant is exhausting, but the first opponent he hits after his hiatus is a difficult enemy. Brooklyn will clash with Boston Celtics, who are ranked No. 1 in the East on the 13th (Korean time).
There are also frequent predictions that Brooklyn will crash in January or February. But in Brooklyn, the confidence that “it’s worth doing without Durant” prevails. 바카라
With Kyrie Irving at the forefront, Royce O’Neal, Claxton, and Seth Curry have a good offensive and defensive balance. Above all, coach Jacques Vaughn established organizational skills and a winning culture well in a short period of time.
“Brooklyn is less reliant on Durant this season than last season,” Claxton said.
It is not yet known who will start in place of Durant. It seems that one of TJ Warren, Curry, and Joe Harris, who started from the bench, will be promoted to the starting lineup.
Bonn said, “Other players need to throw more 3-pointers to fill Durant’s mid-range jumper score.” If he recovers from his injury and comes back, we will be a stronger team.”