Although the Nets’ 12-game winning streak was terminated, the Nets were praised by people for being able to play the longest winning streak so far this season. Compared with the beginning of the season, today’s Nets not only reorganized their tactics, but also highlighted the role of role players. It is also by virtue of various adjustments that the Nets jumped from the bottom of the original Eastern Conference to the second position in the Eastern Conference, and they are expected to hit the number one throne in the Eastern Conference.
At the beginning of the season, the Nets fell into a situation of internal and external troubles. Durant and Irving were going to be traded by the team before, but after staying on the team, the two are bound to have to adjust their mental state. In terms of tactics, Nash’s pursuit of small ball tactics caused the team’s internal and external lines to be unbalanced. In addition, role players are also in the injury stage, so the Nets did not achieve the desired results. Although Nash is very popular with the Nets management, for the future development of the team, the Nets can only dismiss Nash.
After Vaughn took over as the coach of the Nets, he made adjustments to the team’s tactics. In particular, he re-used O’Neal and Yuta Watanabe on the bench, which made the Nets’ offense and defense more balanced. At the same time, Vaughan also paid great attention to highlighting Durant’s dominant position in tactics. After Durant played a stable performance, he indirectly activated Simmons’s series role in tactics, and at the same time made the defensive problems of the Nets get better. ease.
As the absolute tactical core of the Nets, Durant’s performance determines the bottom line of the Nets. Compared with the beginning of the season, Durant reduced the offensive pressure after Vaughn took office, and the outside role players also opened up enough offensive space for Durant, and at the same time paid more attention to the pick-and-roll cooperation with Durant . Durant, who played more easily on the offensive end, naturally regained his previous competitive state, even better than his efficiency when he won two consecutive championships.
Of course, it is impossible for the Nets to rely on only one Durant to achieve their desire to return to No. 1 in the Eastern Conference and even hit the championship. Irving’s performance is the key to the Nets’ ability to achieve their goals. After experiencing the rumors of leaving the team during the offseason and the turmoil some time ago, Irving has become more focused on the field, especially on the offensive end, and Irving has recovered his original state. Although Irving rarely took the initiative to attack in the first three quarters of the game, his one-on-one singles at critical moments and his ability to score consecutively are still an important part of the Nets’ winning.
Compared to offense, although Irving’s defensive ability is always overlooked, he is a hidden defender in the backcourt of the Nets. It’s not that Irving doesn’t like defense, but his performance on the offensive end is too eye-catching, resulting in the effectiveness of the defensive end being ignored. Irving’s judgment ability is very good, and he can also find the opponent’s loopholes while the opponent maintains a high-speed change of direction, so as to complete the steal. If the Nets can strengthen Irving’s effectiveness on the defensive end, the team’s defensive problems will also be alleviated.
According to the current situation, the Nets have a great chance to reach the No. Attack the championship. Compared with Durant, Irving is more able to determine the height of the Nets in the playoffs, and can determine the final upper limit of the Nets.