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Nets bench is rebuilt, but is it truly better than last season?

Sep 9, 2021 0 comments
Youth for experience. Athleticism for efficiency. Those are the tradeoffs Sean Marks made with he took last year's bench and put it in the burn pile and reshuffled the deck to bring in veteran help in the form of Mills, LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap and James Johnson

Yes, many think rookie Cam Thomas will burst onto the scene as evidenced by his NBA Summer league MVP showing as well as being regarded by scouts as this draft's top scorer.

Jevon Carter, acquired in a draft day trade with Phoenix and Nicholas Claxton are also part of the under 25 club coming off the bench, but their pathway to the court will likely be blocked by savvy veterans on a win-now team.

Rookie Day'Ron Sharpe and a non guaranteed contract for DeAndre Bembry round out the end of the team's reserve spots.

A Nets'bench that was predominantly under age 28 outside of backup point guard Mike James, is now littered with 34 and older regular rotation players.

The experience factor is enormous when it comes up NBA playoff basketball, so by trading in unseasoned players for polished pros, Marks is hoping it provides enough of a boost to put Brooklyn over the top.

The Nets depth is better suited for short term success as Steve Nash and Marks have their sights set on delivering a title to Barclays Center.


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