Analysis of the opening of the 2021-22 NBA season, the evolution of the Nets. tragedy
In the 2021-22 NBA season, Big Three teams are sprouting and flourishing everywhere, but how many teams can really use the Big Three effectively and get good first steps?
Los Angeles Lakers - LAL - LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis
Although he has only played 5 games this season, as leader of the Lakers, LeBron James has missed 2 games in a row due to a right ankle injury. Although Anthony Davis scored 30 points and Russell Westbrook also had a performance in the Big Three, the team’s defense collapsed in the second half and the Thunder turned around.
According to “ESPN Stats & Info” statistics, over the past 25 seasons, including knockout stages, the Lakers have won 230 consecutive games as long as they lead by more than 25 points. But in today’s game, the Lakers. 26 points ahead, but the Thunder still reversed the situation.
Before the Thunder’s four straight losses this season, the Lakers being too relaxed in the second half caused tragedy, the Lakers should have been an experienced team. The match today still has Carmelo Anthony, Rondo, Howard, Bradley, DeAndre Jordan all on the field, but they have made tough mistakes like ignoring the opponent.
Brooklyn Nets - BKN - Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving
Before the season started, the Nets were still considered championship contenders, after the opening 5 games, they recorded only 2 wins and 3 losses and less than 50%. Even Kevin Durant frankly said: "We really miss Kyrie Irving, but he made a choice and we can't influence his choice."
In the knockout stages last season and at the Olympics, Durant, who was almost alone in the first five games of this season, still averaged 29.8 points and 5.0 assists per game. So far, however, the Nets ’offensive efficiency is in 24th place on the chart. It all has to do with James Harden’s poor start to the season and the absence of Kyrie Irving.
This year, the NBA decided to strictly enforce the law, changing unreasonable physical collisions into non-whistling, even overly serious intentional behavior that leads to an offensive foul.
Harden did not adapt to the new regulations, in the first five games of the season he averaged just 16.6 points. shoots. That’s a far cry from last season’s 33.3% (Last season, Harden averaged 24.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 47.1% shots and 36.6% three points.)
Irving has not been fully involved with the team so far in the season, and the Nets he is affiliated with have officially barred Irving from joining the team for training and competition, even in fights in cities. another city, until he fully complied with disease prevention regulations.
The Nets even said in a public statement: “We don’t need part-time players”!
Milwaukee Bucks - MIL - Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday
The current problem for the Bucks is the absence of Holiday and Middleton’s condition. By the end of five games, the Bucks now have three wins and two losses. The Bucks are a great team in the Big Three, compared to the Lakers and Nets
But in reality, it can’t be considered Middleton’s fault, after all, each player has a different role, but during the Holiday’s absence. If Middleton can’t score more than 20 points like the Pacers and Spurs, it can’t make up for Holiday’s loss not on the field, so the job fails.