Nets common supervisor Sean Marks is assured Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden will jell as they work towards a “widespread purpose.”
Questions have been requested about whether or not the three stars can work collectively, however Marks sounded satisfied that they may.
“These guys have given us the correct solutions. They’ve stated, hey, they need to play collectively, they will see this becoming,” Marks informed a information convention Thursday after the Nets confirmed they’d accomplished Harden from the Rockets in a blockbuster four-team commerce.
“They’re at a time of their careers — I do not need to converse for every one in all them as a result of I allow them to have their very own their very own voice and their narrative round this — however I feel they perceive that there is undoubtedly going to be some nights the place one or two have to sacrifice for the opposite and so forth. However I feel they’re all on the lookout for a typical purpose.
“We’re all on the lookout for that widespread purpose, as I’ve stated earlier than, is to be the final group standing. I feel when you will have a gaggle that’s prepared to sacrifice and play arduous, play collectively on the courtroom, they usually have already got a relationship, a previous relationship to this, so I feel that can assist.”
Harden, Durant and Irving all rank within the prime 10 within the NBA in scoring common because the latter’s rookie season in 2011-12 (minimal 500 video games).
Durant or Harden have gained seven of the previous 11 NBA scoring titles. No Brooklyn qualifier has ever completed greater than fifth within the league.
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Marks stated the chance to land a participant like Harden got here at time for the Nets.
“The timing was proper for us. And luckily, any time you get a possibility to accumulate or attempt to purchase a participant of this caliber it is one thing you do look arduous at [and] is one thing we did,” he stated.
“The method sped up very, very quickly and really shortly during the last 48 hours.”