The Brooklyn Nets organization has been the subject of discussion and controversy for almost every other external agency out there from the moment Kevin Durant arrived. The vaccination imposition on Kyrie Irving and his absurd suspensions, regular occurrences of KD’s injuries along with the hesitant nature of Ben Simmons in his first year started to culminate which brought about a non-synchronous vibe in the team and prevented KD from spending more time together on court and build the camaraderie required to win a championship.
Eventually, both Durant and Irving were dealt away to the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks respectively, at the trade deadline. When asked about if he felt something particularly wrong about the Brooklyn Nets organization, Durant responded wholeheartedly. The former MVP said “Nah. He— nah. I want the best for that organization. I wanted the best for us every game. Hated it had to go down like that. I wasn’t trying to prove the Nets is a s—ty organization. I was trying to prove that the Nets are a great organization, that they care about their players, want the best for their players. Certain s— just didn’t work out.”
Durant averaged 29.6 points on 56 percent efficiency in 39 games for the Brooklyn Nets this season. Durant has only played in 4 games with a Suns jersey on. The superstar was out of action for 3 weeks after spraining his ankle during a warm-up session on March 8. He returned to action on 30 March and scored 16 points in a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Kevin Durant’s biggest accomplishment as a Net was his historic performance in the 2021 Playoffs
Kevin Durant’s performance in the 2021 NBA playoffs was nothing short of sensational. He led the Brooklyn Nets to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 34.3 points and 9.3 rebounds.
In Game 5 of the series against the Milwaukee Bucks, Durant scored 49 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists that nearly single-handedly won the game for the Nets. Despite losing the series in overtime in Game 7, Durant’s playoff run was a reminder of just how dominant he can be when he’s fully healthy and in top form.
Durant’s ability to score from all areas of the court and his elite playmaking skills were on full display throughout the playoffs, and he proved to be a nearly unstoppable force on the offensive end of the floor. While the Nets fell short of their championship aspirations, Durant’s performance was one of the most memorable and impressive individual efforts in recent playoff history.
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