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FILM STUDY: Keys to making the James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant trio work

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Set to make his Nets debut as soon as all seven players involved in Thursday’s blockbuster trade, pass their physicals, James Harden will join forces with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to form one of the most intriguing Big Three’s in NBA history.

Though the group is comprised of three top-end scorers (and two former MVPs), there is work to be done to ensure that Brooklyn’s starry trio functions as a harmonious unit, avoiding that dreaded turn-taking that can doom so many promising ballclubs.

In this video, Matt hops into the time machine and analyzes some early Oklahoma City Thunder game film to speculate about how James Harden, one of the most ball-dominant players in the league, could function next to two other all-world scorers. Toward the end, Matt also outlines some key areas that Harden could boost Brooklyn––passing and post-defense, namely.

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And of course, tonight, we MAY get more video to chew over!