Nets’ Kyrie Irving praises Royce O’Neale’s intangibles

With the Brooklyn Nets’ first preseason game took place earlier this week, a lot of roleplayers were given big-time minutes to see an athlete’s capabilities.

Star guard Kyrie Irving talked with HoopsHype reporter Michael Soto and discussed what O’Neale brings to the franchise.

“Royce is one of those players that you want on your team because he’s had a lot of experience. He’s been through a lot of battles. He understands the nuances of the game and what it takes to win. He didn’t necessarily get over the hump in Utah, but he was a part of a lot of those teams that led the league in offensive efficiency. I think he brings intangibles to our team really well, and we can utilize him on that wing to be the defensive stopper we know that he naturally is and also add some dimensions on offense for us by being a space-out shooter. He moves and plays the game well.”

O’Neale racked up 11 points in the team’s first preseason matchup, the team will likely utilize him throughout the season.

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