Brooklyn Nets: Jay Williams on James Harden’s MVP and use KD


The Brooklyn Nets are the discuss of the NBA this week, subsequent week, the week after that…

It’s solely pure that any NBA analyst who comes on any program has a set of freshly-prepared Nets takes, then, and ESPN’s Jay Williams delivered in a dialog with FanSided’s Mark Carman this week.

Williams is a longtime buddy of Kyrie Irving’s, after all, even going as far as to put the PG in his all-time Duke Beginning 5 — although he kicked him off his Mt. Rushmore for longevity causes. Sorry, child.

For what it’s value, Williams is even a proponent of NBA insider Allen Robinson and the merriment he brings.

Man, this man actually loves all issues Brooklyn Nets.

Williams opened the interview gushing about the newest NBA star to hitch the Huge 3, who would possibly’ve already risen to the highest of the ability rankings.

Jay Williams believes Nets star James Harden is the NBA MVP.

“Sure. I’ve been speaking about it for some time. What’d he have, a 40-point triple-double the opposite night time?” Williams mentioned. “… And, in a number of these video games, Kyrie hasn’t performed. KD has his complete hamstring problem, and but they’re proper there with the most effective document within the Jap Convention.”

Williams additionally cited Joel Embiid (although he’s at present on the shelf), LeBron James (although he’s regressed with out Dennis Schroder), Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Steph Curry as different potential MVP candidates.

However can the Nets win a title if their beginning 5 doesn’t gel lengthy earlier than the playoffs start? Harden’s a significant piece, however he’s going to have to soak up one other scorer in Kevin Durant into his finely-tuned rhythm. Based on Williams…it might be a slight problem relying on the timeline. However he’s nonetheless all in.

“I feel continuity and rhythm do matter. I feel that may make it difficult if KD solely got here again for the final month of the season. We’re solely in March now, and the playoffs don’t begin ’til Might/June…look, I feel the hamstring is a matter that we’ll should proceed to watch,” Williams advised us.

“However I additionally mentioned this when this trio got here collectively: they’re three of probably the most prolific scorers the sport has ever seen,” he continued. “They’re so dynamic. It’s sort of panned out. Like, the ball goes to be in James Harden’s palms, and I feel everyone expects James Harden to be James Harden. Kyrie performs off the ball. Kyrie will likely be Kyrie. We’ll see how they’ll insert Blake Griffin into the lineup. Now you’ve a man that may be utilized in pick-and-pops, it’s a distinct sort of look or really feel. And if you will get KD coming again to be extra of an remoted participant, who’s environment friendly, who doesn’t want the ball in his palms, surrounded with guys like Nic Claxton or DeAndre Jordan, I feel you’ve a fairly full staff.”

“Will there be questions? Certain. However I inform you, it’s gonna be nice to look at. I really like the drama round this staff.”

We agree.

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