1) Does it matter Nets “big three” have had so little time together?

Seven games. Fewer than 400 total possessions.

Brooklyn’s “big three” of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden have remained largely a theoretical juggernaut because they have barely played together. That trend will continue tonight when Durant returns to the court against the Pelicans after missing 23 games with a hamstring issue, but it comes just as the news came down that Harden will miss at least the next 10 days with his own hamstring issue.

It’s not what Nets management pictured, but does it even matter?

It hasn’t so far.