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NBA mailbag: Is it a big deal that the Nets' big three aren't getting run together?

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Nets Big 3 shines despite limited playing time ... Check it out! (1:33)

The Nets have a talented trio in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, but will their limited time playing together derail their title hopes? (1:33)

With the postseason officially around the corner and teams jockeying for position, it's time for another edition of the NBA mailbag.

Throughout the NBA season, I will be answering your questions about the latest, most interesting topics in basketball. You can tweet me directly at @kpelton, tweet your questions using the hashtag #peltonmailbag or email them to peltonmailbag@gmail.com.

This week's edition of the NBA mailbag includes:

  • The significance of limited minutes for the Brooklyn Nets' big three

  • Is Trae Young a better shooter from deeper?

  • What's the meaning of the Blazers generating few easy looks?

  • Are there fewer OT games?


"How concerned should we be about the Nets' three stars playing so few minutes together before the playoffs?"

-- Jim M., Truth or Consequences, N.M.

With James Harden still sidelined following a setback in his rehab from a hamstring strain, it's not clear we're going to see him play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving again before the start of the playoffs, which might not mean adding to their total of 186 minutes played together so far since the deal for Harden.