Nets coach Steve Nash addressed shedding Kevin Durant to a knee injury for important time on Monday however he wasn’t in search of pity.
“We simply need to do the very best we are able to,” Nash mentioned on Monday, per ESPN. “We will’t cry about it. We will’t really feel sorry for ourselves. We obtained to maintain constructing, see what we are able to study, how we are able to develop throughout this era of Kevin being out and Joe [Harris] being out and the way we are able to proceed to maneuver this factor ahead so after they do come again, we’re in a greater place—and he can rejoin us in a spot the place we are able to really feel higher about the place we’re in that a part of the season.”
Harris remains to be recovering from left ankle surgical procedure all of the whereas Durant is predicted to be out out at the very least a month with a sprained MCL he suffered on Saturday evening in opposition to the Pelicans, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Durant has been placing up MVP-level numbers up till this level. He’s averaging 29.3 factors, 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists whereas capturing 52% from the sector.
Brooklyn presently sits on the No. 3 spot within the Japanese Convention at 27–16. The workforce not too long ago obtained Kyrie Irving again however only for away video games on account of his vaccination standing.
“He is such a well-rounded participant, does so many issues at a excessive degree, plus he offers us small-team measurement on the perimeter—there’s so many ways in which his absence will likely be felt,“ Nash mentioned on Durant. “Having mentioned that, it’s an incredible alternative for guys, and it is a chance for our workforce to develop. We will’t depend on him in ways in which we might, and we’ve got to seek out methods and options to be aggressive with out him.”
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