Durant, Curry are in a similar predicament
So far both Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are building strong cases to garner MVP consideration.
KD: Steph:— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 17, 2022
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The Nets and Warriors have vastly underwhelmed so far this year despite their respective stars doing everything in their power to turn the tide.
Brooklyn already parted ways with head coach Steve Nash, suspended Kyrie Irving for promoting a film with anti-semitic tropes, while enduring a summer that include a Durant trade the was ultimately rescinded.
Throw in offseason back surgery to Ben Simmons and ankle surgeries to sharpshooters Joe Harris and Seth Curry and the Nets have dealt with a world of obstacles.
The defending champs, on the other hand, celebrated a triumphant six game series win over the Celtics, but are showing major signs of a championship hangover.
The core of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green have won four rings together, but at their advanced ages, the championship window is closing fast.
The same can be said for a Nets squad that hasn't been able to get their act together despite Durant's greatness.
There were rumblings this off-season that Durant could rejoin the Warriors squad he spearheaded to two titles, and perhaps both he, the Nets and the Warriors may have been better off if that type of transaction took place this summer.
Fifteen games into the season, the Nets look more like a lottery team than a playoff contender, while the Warriors are one road loss away from setting a new franchise record for consecutive road defeats to start a season.
For now, enjoy both Curry's and Durant's greatness because the rest of their teammates are not necessarily pulling their weight.
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