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15. Markel Brown, Nets

Markel Brown‘s season overall has been difficult (4.6 points, 1.3 assists, 38 percent shooting) but over the past month he’s really upped his game. Brown averaged 8.9 points, 1.7 assists, on 50 percent shooting from the field and 48.1 percent shooting from downtown.

With Joe Johnson gone, more playing time has opened up for Brown as he netted 21 points in 33 minutes on Friday against the Denver Nuggets. The Nets hope it’s a sign of things to come for the 24-year-old out of Oklahoma State.

14. Bojan Bogdanovic, Nets

A couple weeks ago Bojan Bogdanovic would’ve been ten spots further down, maybe more. But in the five games since the Nets released Joe Johnson, Bogdanovic has been on fire, averaging 17.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting from the field and 43 percent from downtown.

The move to the starting lineup has lit a fire under the second-year small forward who may finally live up to the potential that the Nets are hoping for.

13. Derrick Williams, Knicks


The erratic offense of Derrick Williams is eerily reminiscent of former Knick, J.R. Smith. Thankfully, Williams isn’t a selfish idiot. Unfortunately, he does have a high usage rate (22.1) and he doesn’t play defense (95th out of 97 power forwards in defensive real plus-minus).

Despite Williams’ defensive problems he’s still one of his team’s most productive offensive players, ranking fifth in scoring (8.6), fourth in ORtg (109), fifth in PER (17.2), and third in win shares per 48 minutes (.114).

Where Williams really thrives is on the play most NBA players turn to, the isolation. He’s ranked in the 83rd percentile on isos, showing that he’s one of the few Knicks that can make things happen for himself.