The NBA is the most popular sporting league in America, with a reported $5.3 billion of revenue last year. Despite this success, it’s not always easy to tell just how big an impact one particular team has on its sport and market as a whole because all teams are valued equally. The Brooklyn Nets have been around for 30 years but never won anything until now when they moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn two seasons ago. To help answer that question about their status, we did some research into other leagues where there was only 1 major competitor like the NFL or MLB who had similar value in terms of size and stature before adding additional teams that made them more competitive than ever before
The “nets big 3 games together stats” is a question that many people have been asking. The Brooklyn Nets are the first team to play all three of their members in each game this season. If they never play together, is it really a big 3?
The Brooklyn Nets remain the favourites to win the NBA championship. The Nets have a lot of star power, which gives them a lot of confidence. Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving form an unrivaled Big Three in Brooklyn. That is, at least, how it seems on paper. The reality of the Nets and their trio grande, on the other hand, is quickly becoming an age-old existential dilemma.
Is it possible to have a Big Three if it just exists in theory? According to certain ideas, time travel is conceivable. That doesn’t imply DeLoreans appear every 30 minutes as they did in 1985. Marty McFly isn’t heading through that door, as Rick Pitino wisely observes. Brooklyn’s difficulty is that neither Durant, Harden, or Irving are available at the same time.
The Brooklyn Nets are still popular in Sin City.
The Brooklyn Nets are plus-250 to win the NBA title in 2022, according to Vegas Insider. The Golden State Warriors (plus-450), Milwaukee Bucks (plus-700), and Phoenix Suns have the greatest odds on the board (plus-800). The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand, are still a plus-1,200 team. It’s difficult to persuade bookies to alter their opinions, just as it’s difficult to persuade voters in college football polls.
The Nets are 14–4 on the road entering their Jan. 12 late-night performance in Chicago. That’s tied for the best in the NBA with the Suns. Elite teams distinguish themselves from the pack by winning on the road (for the time being, we’ll ignore the 11–10 record at home).
The Detroit Pistons were the last team to win an NBA championship without a real superstar in 2004. They had a lot of them. They even had a Hall of Famer in the form of Ben Wallace. However, none of the members of that ensemble could ever be considered superstars.
There are three superstars in Brooklyn. They seldom have three superstars on the same stage at the same time. The Nets acquired Harden from the Houston Rockets in a transaction that appeared to encompass every NBA club a year ago on Thursday (it was only four).
The Big Three were born as a result of this. The path ahead for Brooklyn was meant to be lined with trophies and honors.
That has not been the case.
In Brooklyn, the Big Three have seldom been seen together.
On January 13, 2021, the Brooklyn Nets welcomed James Harden to their roster, joining Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Despite this, one or more of them is almost always dressed casually. Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian
On January 16, 2021, Harden made his NBA debut with the Brooklyn Nets. The new Big Three, on the other hand, did not make their début at that event. Irving did not participate in the 122–115 victory against the Orlando Magic due to health and safety concerns.
The Big Three’s debut was instead postponed until January 20, after a double-overtime defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The route was interrupted due to injuries. Harden had a hamstring injury, while Durant missed half of the season due to hamstring and thigh issues.
The Big Three combined for eight games and 202 minutes last season. The good news for Brooklyn was that with the three together, it was 6–2 with a plus-7.2 net rating.
The playoffs were similar to the regular season. Harden, Durant, and Irving only played together six times in the playoffs, for a total of 130 minutes. They had a net rating of -22.1 points per 100 possessions. Championships are born from that degree of achievement.
But it wasn’t to be due to Harden’s hamstring and Irving’s ankle injuries. The fabled Big Three only played together 14 times in 71 regular-season and postseason games.
In 2021–22, the Brooklyn Nets are still missing key players.
The Brooklyn Nets put Irving on the bench due to his refusal to be inoculated against coronavirus (COVID-19). New York City requires immunizations to use public gyms (which both Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden are classified).
They sent Irving home rather than having him work part-time. That is, until December, when the squad was hit by a coronavirus epidemic. Irving, of course, tested positive on his intake exam and joined the group’s health and safety measures right away. He made his NBA debut on January 5 against the Indiana Pacers, playing 32 minutes.
In the game, the Big Three were together for 17 minutes. Their net rating was ridiculously high at plus-45.7 (because small sample sizes are fun).
Harden, though, missed the team’s return on the road on Jan. 10 in Portland due to a hyperextended knee. That means Durant, Harden, and Irving have shared the court in one of the 39 games this season. That is all there is to it.
Irving hurt his ankle in the defeat to the Trail Blazers, adding injury to the mix. Both Harden and Irving were doubtful for their game against Chicago on Jan. 12.
The Big Three had made 15 appearances in 110 regular-season and postseason games as of the game against the Bulls. With the trio participating in just 14% of the Brooklyn Nets’ games since Harden’s acquisition, it’s a fair question to ask: Is this a genuine Big Three or just a hypothetical one?
Basketball Reference and NBA.com provided the statistics.
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