Don’t let a few missed games fool you. Kyrie is most definitely still an MVP contender. With many NBA stars taking games off for “load management”, this is simply the Brooklyn Nets’ attempt at being cautious with their star player. Bettors also need to be follow and be aware of the value in betting on the Nets win total as the season rolls along.
The Nets are will find it tough to generate offense without their superstar guard. Brooklyn is extremely dependent on three players to create plays for them. The combination of Irving, Caris Levert, and Spencer Dinwiddle has accounted for over 49 percent of the Nets assists this season, and over 48 percent of their points. With news breaking that the promising Levert will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury, things are not looking good for Brooklyn.
Brooklyn suffered a disappointing blowout loss to the Pacers on Monday night. Losing 115-86 should be an eye opener for any team. More importantly, it should be a huge red flag for Nets bettors on life without the services of Kyrie and Kevin Durant.
Life Without Kyrie and Without Durant is Not Much of a Life
If Kyrie were to miss any extended period of time this season, the Nets can kiss any hope of a playoff spot goodbye. Bettors should take note that Kyrie is irreplaceable on this roster and proceed with their tickets accordingly.
Sharp bettors should be on the lookout for is a drop in price for the Nets win total should Kyrie miss games in the future. A few contests off for “load management” may turn out to be a blessing for betting win totals. If Dinwiddle and Levert can get any sort of help from the likes of Taurean Prince and Joe Harris-the Nets will be in good shape.
The NBA will hope that Uncle Drew can return to full health as quickly as possible, as a marquee matchup on Wednesday awaits. Kyrie and the Nets will make his return to Boston for the first time since leaving this summer in free agency. An energy fueled matchup will be just the showcase Kyrie needs to make his case as a Most Valuable Player front runner.