They look pretty fearsome already.
"I can guarantee you it didn't affect us", said Stone, a longtime Rockets front-office employee who was promoted to general manager after Daryl Morey's resignation in October.
Durant made five 3-pointers in his 10th game back following an 18-month layoff after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 2019 NBA Finals.
The 2018 MVP became the first player in National Basketball Association history to finish with a 30-point triple double in his debut for a new team, while his 14 assists tied a franchise record, matching the all-time high for a player making his debut for a different team.
In any case, Harden ended up as the star of the show on his debut, netting his first triple-double to help his side to a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic.
The Nets are still without Kyrie Irving for a sixth straight game after he left the team for personal reasons.
"I don't think it's appropriate to talk about the other [offers]", Stone said in a virtual media availability Sunday. They were much more competitive than the others, including a 124-97 loss in Boston on Friday, but didn't have enough answers for Durant or Harden.
"There's still plenty of shots to go around, there's still plenty of opportunities to make plays to go around, but it's not going to be in the same format that it was before where they were largely the No. 1 focal point", Nash said.
As a former league MVP, Harden is certainly capable of that type of performance, but there was some question exactly how long it would take for him to have an impact with the Nets. He improved to 5 for 5 on coach's challenges this season. Rookie Cole Anthony tied his season high with 16.
Also, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled over the Rockets 103-91 in the second game between the teams over a three-day span.
As Kyrie Irving was not with the group, the six-time All-Star was all the while getting his full compensation for each game he didn't play in until he entered his isolate.