Brooklyn Nets senior supervisor Sean Marks said Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have “conviction” about the bearing of the group in the wake of the exchange to land James Harden and are set up to make the important on-court penances.
Imprints said he counseled the establishment’s stars as the Nets moved quickly toward an exchange for Harden on Wednesday.
“I was getting their thoughts and really wanting to hear what their commitment was going to be, what their conviction was,” Marks said in a news conference Thursday. “I enjoyed hearing that conviction, and we’ve got some time to see how it translates on the court.”
Solidify, who was booked to show up in New York on Thursday, will be qualified to play once he and the wide range of various players associated with the multiteam bargain have gone through an actual assessment. When Harden is cleared, the center goes to how the Nets’ new Big Three will crystallize on the court and how their supersized characters will work off of it. Imprints said that he didn’t need to propose the topic of contacts and making it work on the floor with Harden, Durant and Irving all things being equal, they brought it up to him.
“At the end of the day, that’s what we need to hear,” Marks said. “And that’s the level of sacrifice and these guys know it. And each one of these guys is capable of, you know, leading a team, being the star player on a team and so forth. And, you know, there will be nights when each one has that opportunity. Maybe two or three have that opportunity on any night.”
With games being packed in each other night most weeks and Brooklyn attempting to adjust practice, rest and film meetings Marks said that the real games, from various perspectives, should fill in as their training. Imprints added that he is counts on Harden’s past associations with his Brooklyn colleagues to facilitate the cycle. Durant and Harden played together in Oklahoma City, and Harden played with Jeff Green with the Thunder and with the Rockets.
While Harden’s residency in Houston reached an uneven conclusion with him freely pronouncing the Rockets “just aren’t good enough” and “it’s something I don’t think can be fixed” Marks said that the six-time All-Star reassured him that, “I want to win. I am all about winning.”
Imprints said that he feels Durant, Irving and Harden have given him “the right answers” to the storage space and b-ball puzzles they could confront.
“They’ve said, ‘Hey, we want to play together,'” Marks said. “I let them have their own voice but I think they understand that there’s without a doubt going to be some nights where one or two need to sacrifice for the other and so forth. I think they’re all looking for a common goal. We’re all looking for that common goal.”
That objective is to win a title and soon. As a feature of the Harden bargain, Brooklyn won’t control any first-round draft picks for the following seven years. Some contrast this with 2013 when the Nets sold their future in draft picks to get Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Nonetheless, the Nets at the time didn’t have a Durant-type player on their program.
“We’re not bankrupt right now,” Marks said. “There’s still multiple ways to build, and we will continue to build with or without the picks we may or may not have now.”
He added: “We also need to capitalize on the window and what’s in front of us right now.”