Steve Nash states Internet aren’t amongst leading groups: ‘We got a great deal of work to do’

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Steve Nash states Internet aren’t amongst leading groups: ‘We got a great deal of work to do’
Steve Nash (Brooklyn Nets)
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The Brooklyn Nets went into the 2021-22 NBA season as frustrating favorites to win the title, however their start to the season has actually been a rocky one.

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While they stay 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a 10 -5 record, they have actually failed when showing up the league’s finest groups with tonight’s 117-99 loss to the Golden State Warriors contributing to beats at the hands of the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.

Following the loss, head coach Steve Nash yielded the Nets still have some work to do to be thought about amongst the league’s finest groups, regardless of being led by 2 of the video game’s finest gamers in Kevin Durant and James Harden.

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” I simply do not believe we’re in that classification yet,” Nash informed press reporters. “We got a great deal of work to do … I believe the people have actually been fantastic as far as purchasing into what we wish to do defensively. Nobody would have selected us as a top-10 defense to begin the year.”

Steve Nash does not see the Nets in the top-tier of NBA groups yet:

” We’ve got a great deal of work to do … I believe the men have actually been terrific as far as purchasing into what we wish to do defensively. Nobody would have selected us as a top-10 defense to begin the year” pic.twitter.com/lxt2VdlWf2

— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) November 17, 2021

Durant, who is leading the league in scoring at 289 points per video game and securely in the MVP discussion didn’t offer excessive weight to the 18- point loss at Barclays Center, putting the concentrate on the huge photo.

” It’s simply another video game,” Durant informed press reporters.

” It’s 15 video games into the season. Undoubtedly, they’re the very best group in the league and they’re dipping into an elite level, however it’s a regular-season video game. We certainly wish to head out there and win in front of our house crowd, however we not going to put excessive pressure on ourselves and call this a Finals match.”

Kevin Durant isn’t purchasing into the buzz of Warriors-Nets on Tuesday:

” It’s a routine season video game. We clearly wish to head out there and win in front of our house crowd, however we’re not gon na put excessive pressure on ourselves and call this a Finals match” pic.twitter.com/edo0QscHRL

— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) November 15, 2021

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The elephant in the space is the ongoing lack of star guard Kyrie Irving, who is yet to dress for the Nets this season due to his unvaccinated status, which does not abide by New York’s COVID-19 vaccination required, implying he is not able to play.

Coupled with that, the Nets are likewise without shooting guard Joe Harris, due to a left ankle sprain, while Paul Millsap missed his second-straight video game due to individual factors. Harris’ lack required Nash into some lineup modifications, bringing Patty Mills into the beginning lineup.

” I believe offensively we have all these various lineups, various backgrounds, designs of play. 10 brand-new gamers on our group, it takes some time,” Nash included.

” We began the year with a connection strategy from in 2015 that got tossed out the window truthfully when Kyrie [Irving] didn’t return, so we’re attempting to develop and figure it out. When you play an actually excellent defense it truly checks you. I believe this evening it was a fantastic lesson for us that we got to double down on a few of our concepts when the going gets hard.”

The Nets will look to bounce back in 24 hours when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Barclays.