Kyrie Irving keeping the faith everything will work out for the Brooklyn Nets

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Kyrie Irving keeping the faith everything will work out for the Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving acknowledged that he, Kevin Durant and James Harden thinks about the fact that they haven't played much together. The Nets are 13-3 over the last two years when their star trio are all together on the floor.

Irving is currently available only for road games because of his vaccine stance, while Durant is set to be out for at least a few more weeks because of an injury. "To be honest with you, I hate that I even have to answer that question," Irving said, according to ESPN.

"We think about it daily. It's not something that is shortsighted for us. We think about the long term and how well we jell together as a trio. And when we say as a trio we're not excluding anybody else on the team, but we just know that the energy runs through us, and when we're flowing out there and we're playing -- I think James said it last year -- there's not a lot of teams that could be out on the floor with us that can match up very well with us.

"That's just the confidence we have in one another when all three of us are healthy and we're playing at a high level. And we've only played a few games where, I don't know if it's more than 10 or anything like that -- but it's definitely on our wish list, man.

And we just have to stay patient and just not lose that confidence that all the pieces will come together at the right time."

It hasn't been easy for Irving and Co.

Harden returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors due to a right hand stran.

"It happened probably a few weeks ago," Harden said of the injury. "Probably two weeks ago. Just from falling, getting to the basket and hitting the ground, so it was already hurting me, but I was just playing through it.

And I lifted weights the day before the game, before we left on the road, and I probably just irritated it or whatnot, so that next morning I woke up and I really couldn't move my hand at all. Harden shot just 6-of-19 from the field and scored 22 points in the Nets' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

"I thought he looked good," Nash said of Harden. "I think it's a tough assignment. They're long, a lot of two-way players, and they take away his space -- and without Kevin [Durant] or Joe [Harris] out there to draw more attention, it's a lot on him.

But I thought he looked good and did a lot of good things and was close to having a huge game, so, proud of his effort."