Is the future of the Brooklyn Nets sitting on the bench? The squad’s second unit ranks in the top 10 in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
Coming off their 36th loss of the season, there are very few positives for the Brooklyn Nets. Having failed to overcome the loss of their key offseason signing, Jeremy Lin, who has only suited up 12 times, the team is on pace to win less than 20 games this season.
For most teams, such a season would result in hopes of landing the first pick in the draft, but due to an unsavory trade with the Boston Celtics in 2013, Nets fans do not have that luxury. Instead, they must rely on the savviness of general manager Sean Marks as he continues to build a serviceable NBA roster.
In the midst of such an abysmal season, the lone bright spot has been the play of the Brooklyn Nets second unit. Ranking in the top ten in points (43.7), rebounds (19.8), assists (8.9) and steals (3.6), the Nets bench have tried valiantly to keep the team alive in games.
Join us as we break the bench down further: