The Brooklyn Nets put together the greatest offensive juggernaut in NBA history. Besides pairing up Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant via free agency, they traded for James Harden and later signed LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin.
They struggled early with their defense but have been nothing short of unstoppable over the past couple of months, climbing their way to the first seed in the Eastern Conference and looking like the team to beat in the league right now.
However, given how many games Durant or Irving have missed throughout the season, former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins believes that they're far from being a legit contender because they have yet to develop chemistry.
Kendrick Perkins Says The Nets Can't Win The Ring Without Chemistry
(Transcript via Fadeaway World)
“They are going to weather the injuries in the regular season. But I do have concerns because the playoffs are in the near future and one thing that you have to have is chemistry. We all know that James Harden, Kyrie, and KD could go out there and get buckets at any given time but the chemistry is for the others. How are they going to fit in?
Because I am watching Jeff Green, whose playing phenomenal right now. Joe buckets, Joe Harris, whatever you want to call him, he’s putting in work right now. So, to have the Big Three up altogether will affect the others. I want to see how that’s going to be because you need the chemistry. You need guys being stars in a row," Perkins said.
Perkins has a valid point right there and the Los Angeles Clippers proved it last year. Then again, the Nets still have plenty of time to get their stars playing together and build some rapport ahead of the playoffs, so we shouldn't count them out right now.