Miami Heat: Will Lack Of Continuity Become A Playoff Issue?
Before the season started, the Nets were the clear favorites to not only walk out of the East, but also to win the title. Now, they are still easily one of the best teams in the league, but there is so much uncertainty surrounding the team.
That uncertainty begins with Kyrie Irving and the situation is well documented. As of right now, he will not be able to play in home games.
The original plan for the Nets was to sit Kyrie Irving until he was fully vaccinated. This plan was made in order to keep the team safe and build continuity with a full-time roster that wanted to compete for a championship.
That whole plan went out the window when the team endured a series of injuries and COVID-19 protocols.
The Nets front office came to the conclusion that building continuity would be a struggle no matter what due to all of these issues, so they might as well bring back their superstar as a part-time player.
The Nets are clearly talented, but with the East becoming more competitive this year, it is hard to see them making it to the NBA Finals due to their lack of continuity. What is the plan for the playoffs for Kyrie Irving?
Missing a superstar for half of your games certainly complicates things. Another piece of uncertainty is the health of Kevin Durant.
When he is on the floor, the team is an instant contender thanks to his MVP-type contributions. However, right now he is suffering another injury, which happens to be an unfortunate trend for him recently.
On that note, Brooklyn’s Big Three has played less than 15 games together in two seasons. That’s a very important nugget and where you swing back to the Miami Heat portion of the show.