3 Nets to watch as Golden State Warriors welcome Brooklyn for season opener

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 18: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving #11 talk together on the bench during the preseason game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 18, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 18: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving #11 talk together on the bench during the preseason game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 18, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyrie Irving, G

Irving has always had somewhat of a history with the Warriors, whether it was hitting a game-winning shot over Stephen Curry to win his first ring or just seeing the Warriors in the finals for four years straight.

Irving may not be the player he once was on the Cavaliers, but he is still a superstar. Everyone knows his ball-handling is maybe the greatest of all time, and his finishing is fantastic as he can do it with both hands.

The Warriors will have to expose his weaknesses if they want to win this game, which means his defense. Stephen Curry will have to annihilate his matchup and dominate the game.

I believe that head coach Steve Kerr will probably place Andrew Wiggins on Irving, as he considers Wiggins can be a top defender in the league. A matchup like this will help him get off to a strong start for his first full season with the Warriors.