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Steve Nash expresses concerns and lowers expectations ahead of season opener


The Brooklyn Nets are playing the season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks in two days, and judging from his most recent comments, Nets' head coach, Steve Nash, seems slightly overwhelmed with the expectations that rest in front of them. In a rather doubtful statement regarding the start of the season, Nash expressed his concerns about having a short training camp and the adjustments surrounding the situation with Kyrie Irving.

Not exactly what you would expect to hear from the head coach of probably the most stacked team we have seen in a long time. Even without Kyrie Irving, you've got Kevin Durant, James Harden, LaMarcus Aldridge, Patty Mills, Blake Griffin, and Joe Harris, among others — this impressive list should be more than enough for anyone to take a firmer stance on the expectations coming in.

But can we get out to a decent start? Can we play at a decent level to start? Can we manage some of the shortcomings of a short camp early and a lot of new players? Guys still trying to get into conditioning? That would be great.

Steve Nash via New York Post

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There's a possibility Nash is trying to downplay Brooklyn's role as the top favorites to win it all, now that Kyrie is out of the picture. But I am simply not buying it. There's too much star power on your team, and even without him, they should feel quite confident about their chances. When every sports betting company in the world projects your team as the clear-cut favorites to take the Larry O'Brien trophy home, then you have to be more confident in your squad. Period.

I love Steve Nash, but lowering expectations is not the way to go. Especially with the group of guys on Brooklyn's roster. Embrace the role of the villain, convey positive energy to the fans, go out there and kick some a**.

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