The team’s performance will depend on Kyrie’s status and its effect on team chemistry. If New York’s COVID mandate softens up, then Kyrie will be able to play full-time. But it doesn’t end there. How will his part-time play right now affect team chemistry? Who takes the alpha-dog role in the team? Unless they’re able to resolve these issues, then expect the Nets to be just another bystander watching the title fight from the sidelines.