Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have yet to play in a game together so it’s going to take some time for the two players to figure out each other’s game.
On Saturday night, Kyrie and KD participated in an IG live where they discussed how they were going to run the Nets offense next season. The highlight of the discussion was when both players couldn’t agree on how many postups Kyrie should get during a game.
Irving: My footwork is impeccable, I have length, I’m able to shoot over top, hold the follow-through and I don’t see people. Do you not feel the same way?
Durant: I do sometimes, I’m just saying I don’t think that’s good for the continuity of our offense if our point guard always wants to be underneath the rim.
Irving: What about 7 postups instead of 8?
Durant: I mean we negotiated, I thought we was going to do 2 1/2 postups a game and the half one was like I throw you the ball in the post and you throw it right back to me.
Irving: I’m just saying that every play down I have a mismatch no matter who’s in front of me. I think with that mentally and having the post guard is a great balance for our squad.
Durant: Yeah, we’re gonna see tho.
NBA fans had immediate reactions to the two players disagreeing about how to run the offense.
At this point the Nets might mess around and include Kyrie in that package for Harden https://t.co/vbnSAfdt5Q
— Rob / sad Houston Sports fan (@Hou5ton4L) December 13, 2020
The Nets are going to be the richest of texts https://t.co/FTphraOJRC
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) December 13, 2020
KD passive aggressively throwing Kyrie under the bus after a game by February 😂 https://t.co/iwH97dqRiG
— sawley (@sawley_) December 13, 2020
KD already thinking about playing with Wall,Wood,Boogie in Houston. That KD-Harden swap gonna be incredible. https://t.co/1ntWUuPwZO
— Kota (@kotaleblanc) December 13, 2020
KD’s gonna kill Kyrie before the end of the season. https://t.co/b5bBaP7IP9
— Paulie Walnuts stan account (@playboi_tshepi) December 13, 2020
kd on the phone with rockets coach rn like “do it.” https://t.co/3oGQN5cONR
— b (@brendenross_) December 13, 2020
KD is in trouble..oh well let’s see how this team plays out.. https://t.co/sbg6xEG1jT
— #MambaOut (@mamba_mubaraq) December 13, 2020
Dude is full of himself holy shit man https://t.co/KAq9cofwPn
— Marcus (@PrimeTimeMarc) December 13, 2020