The brooklyn nets started the 2022-23 season slowly (11-11 in their first 22 games).
However, they have been playing better lately, going 6-4 in their last ten games and winning each of their previous two games.
Their biggest bright spot of the season was the play of 12-time NBA star Kevin Durant.
He is currently averaging 30.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game on 54.8% shooting from the field.
According to StatMuse, the former Texas star also leads the entire NBA in minutes played this season.
While Durant’s numbers are incredible, the fact that he leads the NBA in minutes played at 34 is arguably more impressive.
He was able to be on the court more than anyone else while being incredibly efficient.
Durant is still considered one of the top ten players in the NBA (arguably top five), but the Nets have struggled over the past two seasons.
They were swept in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in 2022 and don’t seem like a guarantee of making the Playoffs in 2023.
Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons help make an outstanding supporting cast, but they’ll need to play more cohesively.
After beating the Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic in the last two games, they will host Kyle Kuzma and the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
The Nets are currently 6-4 in the ten games they have played at home in Brooklyn, New York.