The Clean Sweep podcast takes a stab at sussing out the Brooklyn Nets’ rotation and an upcoming roster decision that’s approaching fast.
The boys are back in town with a new Clean Sweep episode diving into the rotation questions Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson faces. With Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert returning at some point in the future, there’s plenty of lineup permutations Atkinson can go to.
The Nets are playing well without Irving and LeVert, sitting at seventh place in the Eastern Conference with an 11-10 record.
Danny and Matt differ on what to do with the uber-hot Spencer Dinwiddie. The lead guard is playing at an All-Star level in Irving’s absence, but he’s still an experienced sixth-man who can singlehandedly change the complexion of the second unit. That being said, his chemistry with Jarrett Allen right now shouldn’t be overlooked.
The lineup and rotation concerns bleed into the million-dollar question: What will the Nets do when Wilson Chandler’s suspension is up. Of course, there are a few veterans on one-year deals, Chandler included, but Matt brings up an interesting idea that could benefit the organization and the player.
Trading Dzanan Musa to a young team where he can play consistent minutes could be the best for everyone involved. Once the Nets are fully healthy, it’s hard to see Musa garnering consistent playing time with Brooklyn. He’s not as good defensively as guys like David Nwaba or Iman Shumpert and his offense is still a bit of a work-in-progress.
Regardless, the Nets will have to make a decision on Dec. 15 when Chandler can rejoin the team.