How To Net The Win: Brooklyn Nets at Miami Heat 12-29-17

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, despite the team’s woes, has been one of the more consistent options over their last five games. His scoring is up to 16.2 per game, and he’s shooting 47 percent from the floor and hauling in 8.4 rebounds. The evolution of his skill-set is surprising, and Hollis-Jefferson is more comfortable with the ball in his hands, allowing him to do more than just hang around the baseline and clean up missed shots. Should the Nets use him as the roll man in a pick-and-roll, he’s capable of popping out to 17 feet and canning the jumper. The rest of the team, however, hasn’t been as lucky.

Who Else Can Contribute?

Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie have helped Hollis Jefferson carry the offense. LeVert won’t suit up on Friday, which forces the Brooklyn Nets to get creative with how they supplement his 16.8 points per game. The scoring isn’t the worst part, though. LeVert’s been one of three players consistently nailing triples while embracing a higher volume. Over the last five, he’s 12-of-19 from downtown. Nik Stauskas (14-of-24) and Dinwiddie (14-of-30) are the other two. With that said, the former should be in line to see more minutes. He’s impressed since coming over from the Philadelphia 76ers and has distracted us from Jahlil Okafor, who, according to the Basketball Reference injury report, is still trying to get his conditioning in check.

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