Nets hand Knicks fourth straight loss on night Brooklyn makes huge trade for James Harden

The Nets have Kevin Durant. That’s where it starts and ends with this trade. They can’t rely on Kyrie Irving, who remains out on a personal leave and has demonstrated, time and again, he is, at best, a flaky personality and, at worst, uninterested in basketball. But Durant is reliably great. It was reinforced Wednesday when Brooklyn pounded the Knicks, 116-109, with Durant calmly dropped 26 points in just 30 minutes. Even on that surgically-repaired Achilles, you could argue he’s the best player in New York NBA history, counting Walt Frazier, Willis Reed and Patrick Ewing. Durant’s a top-15 al…

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