Chris Broussard: “What kind of fit is this in Brooklyn with Harden, Kyrie, and Durant? How good do you think it will work?”
Ric Bucher: “I don’t see the fit… We’ve seen great talent come together, and yes, in the regular season it can be formidable, but as a playoff team when you put those three ball dominant guys together, you have a brand new coach in Steve Nash, and the amount of money that would be invested in those three guys… You're starting from scratch, and I don’t see how it works. Which one of these guys would be the playmaker for the other two?... I’ve heard that Kyrie is not that wild about it. Harden might wanna go there, and KD might want him to go there, but I have yet to hear that Kyrie is on board with those guys coming together. Let’s face it, one of the things that Kyrie has wanted to do is be recognized as a leader, and as a primary guy. Just based on individual abilities and resumes to this point, Kyrie would now be fighting James Harden.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to NBA insider and Bleacher Report writer Ric Bucher join The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard and Rob Parker to explain why he doesn’t believe Kyrie Irving is ‘on board’ with a potential James Harden to Brooklyn Nets trade.
Check out the segment above as Bucher details why having another high usage player on the Nets alongside Kevin Durant isn’t in Irving’s wheelhouse of desires.