The duo of Kyrie Irving and James Harden would not work well together, according to Rasheed Wallace.
The former NBA player explained why it would be bad for the Brooklyn Nets to add Harden to the roster and pair him with Irving in the backcourt line.
“I don’t think that would work. Because look at the two players. You got James Harden, we all know that he’s a scoring machine, instant offense. But, he demands to have the ball. He has to have the ball in his hands to be effective.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen James Harden lined up in the corner, waiting for the ball to get to him for a three. You’re dealing with Kyrie, as well.
Kyrie, of course, being the point guard that he is, he’s a little bit more of a facilitator than James Harden, I think. But, in my opinion, I don’t know if you can have both of them out there on the floor — because they need to have that ball in their hands too much to be effective.
Of course, KD is KD. He don’t need the ball. Because he could come off a screen, he could get his own shot. So, he doesn’t necessarily have to dribble a gajillion times to try to get a layup or somewhat of an open jump shot,” Wallace said, via USA Today.
Even though Harden has expressed his willingness to join the Nets, the Houston Rockets have taken their time to consider things and decide how they will proceed.