When fully healthy, the Brookly Nets are undoubtedly the most talented team in the NBA. James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant may be the best offensive trio ever assembled.
Unfortunately, the Nets have been ravaged by injuries all year long, and it has extended to the playoffs as well.
In Game 4 of the Eastern Semis, Kyrie Irving went down with a right ankle sprain that kept him out the entire match.
Now, the belief is that Irving may not be available for the rest of the series at all.
Irving is, obviously, a huge piece for the Nets, and being without him for the rest of the series is going to seriously hurt their chances against a very good Milwaukee team.
The good news is, Harden is back and available to play, and his presence should help Brooklyn stay afloat in light of Kyrie's absence.
With the series tied 2-2, the series is a toss-up and the Nets are going to have their hands full trying to contain Giannis and the crew. For many, this is an opportunity for Kevin Durant to show the world just what he's made of, and that he's capable of carrying a team without the help of a major running-mate.
For Harden, this is his chance to prove he can win at a high level. His impact on the Nets is huge, and he could be the difference-maker in the series.
Either way, we'll get the chance to find out pretty soon...