Focusing on basketball, the Nets are on a winning streak

Between Kevin Durant’s summer transfer request, the controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving leading to his suspension, and Steve Nash’s departure, it’s an understatement to say the Nets’ season is off to a bad start.

But for the past few weeks, we’ve only been talking about Brooklyn in the “sports” column, so much so because of their results on the court. And they are very good: nine wins in a row! Is the restored composure the key to the franchise’s success today?

“We have already avoided today being today”, For ESPN, Cleveland responded before the win over Jack Vaughn. “The most important thing now is to try to win matches. When you get to the room, it’s all about basketball, sports. »

Looks like Kevin Durant has another read. For the winger, it wasn’t the group that focused on basketball, it was the media that stopped talking about anything else…

“Obviously, we have always focused on basketball. I mean no disrespect to the journalists, but it was the outside world, the media and the fans who thought we weren’t paying attention to our sport, that we weren’t paying attention anymore. We always have been. There is nothing more to say off the pitch, that is a fact, so there is no more discussion around our team. We had problems at the beginning of the season, I won’t say otherwise, but we always focused on basketball. I know there’s been a lot of talk about the stories surrounding Kyrie, but the game has always been central. »

“We made a commitment as a group to only talk about basketball among ourselves.”

If he makes sure that essentially nothing has changed for the Nets, the 2014 MVP still can’t deny that his start to the season has been tainted by problems, whether it’s the Kyrie Irving affair, Steve Nash’s departure or poor results. This is where the rise of Jacque Von is also good.

“My friends asked me if everything was okay because there was so much crazy stuff going on with the Nets. Really? It wasn’t that crazy.” remembers past Warriors. “We haven’t talked about it between us. We were doing our job. From day one, there is a buzz outside. What we did was simplify things on both sides of the court. The coach strengthened our roles. It was important to do so. »

The coach, in turn, confirms that it was necessary to eliminate the bad mood in the group, to return to the main things: the field. For this, it was necessary to simplify things.

“It’s part of it, that’s for sure,” he assures. “We made a commitment as a group to only talk about basketball among ourselves. I hope nothing, no extraneous noise will disturb us. Children do an incredible job of protecting each other. For my part, I’m a simple person, so I try to keep things simple. I insisted on what would be beneficial to the team. We also dismantled our systems. We are simple in our work so that children can play freely. It is important if we want the players to give their all. »

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Kevin Durant 36 36.0 56.4 36.1 93.1 0.3 6.4 6.8 5.5 3.5 0.8 1.5 2.4 29.6
Kyrie Irving 27 36.3 49.9 37.5 90.7 0.9 4.2 5.1 4.5 2.3 0.7 0.9 2.7 26.2
Nicholas Claxton 34 28.0 74.3 0.0 46.2 2.4 5.9 8.3 1.4 1.2 0.8 2.5 2.8 11.9
TJ Warren 13 20.2 54.8 31.8 85.7 0.8 2.5 3.4 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.6 10.2
Royce O’Neale 34 35.1 41.3 43.2 64.0 0.7 4.1 4.9 4.2 1.7 0.9 0.7 3.2 9.5
Seth Curry 25 21.1 43.1 40.0 94.7 0.2 1.9 2.1 2.2 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.8 8.6
Joe Harris 30 25.3 43.1 38.4 68.4 0.4 2.4 2.8 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.3 2.5 8.5
Yuta Watanabe 24 19.2 56.0 52.1 73.7 0.7 2.4 3.0 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.4 1.5 8.0
Ben Simmons 27 26.9 59.8 0.0 42.9 1.1 5.5 6.6 6.0 2.1 1.4 0.5 3.4 7.9
Edmond Sumner 32 14.7 45.8 28.1 93.1 0.3 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.0 0.8 0.2 1.6 7.0
Cam Thomas 27 13.6 41.3 38.7 78.3 0.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.9 6.4
Patty Mills 25 12.3 47.1 41.7 93.3 0.2 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.5 5.7
Markieff Morris 19 11.4 44.3 48.7 100.0 0.5 1.8 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.2 4.2
Dayron Sharpe 20 8.9 52.6 80.0 68.4 1.3 1.9 3.2 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.5 1.7 3.9
David Duke 14 9.0 44.2 0.0 50.0 0.4 0.6 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.1 1.6 3.0
Kessler Edwards 13 5.7 27.3 18.2 50.0 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 1.2
Alondes Williams 1 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

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