Kyrie Irving is right at home with the Brooklyn Nets and he’s spending the last portion of the offseason hooping with fans.
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) September 15, 2019
Irving’s scoring might need a little work. The dribbling maestro couldn’t handle the double team thrown his way. The result of the possession is a big ol’ brick.
This is a nice moment for Irving and his new fans in Brooklyn. Not many people can say they’ve caught an alley-oop from an All-Star point guard.
Irving will be the main attraction while Kevin Durant rehabs from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in the NBA Finals. Brooklyn’s ceiling in 2019-20 largely depends on how far Irving takes them.
Following his rocky season with the Boston Celtics, that could have some fans worried. Irving was the lead dog in Boston and their second-round flameout in the playoffs was a disappointment.
That being said, a change of scenery and a new environment could be exactly what Irving needs. Head coach Kenny Atkinson is a point guard guru with a history of bringing out the best in his floor generals. From D’Angelo Russell last season to Jeremy Lin during his New York Knicks days, Atkinson has a way of empowering his point guards.
Expect Irving to flourish in an offense that will feature him in plenty of pick-and-rolls. The shifty guard is one of the best finishers in the game and the Nets will surely take advantage of Irving’s ability to convert at the rim.