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Listen, I understand that the Brooklyn Nets are in rebuilding mode we should trust the process, but after seeing the current record (9-40), the thought came to mind that if we must trust the process, why not go all the way in on the investment.
Sure the Nets have a great mixture of younger pieces with the seasoned veterans to give the team balance but the way the team is headed right now, why not remove some of the veteran players who are less contributing to the process and bring in more younger players who have journeyed through the NBA and D-League.
We all know that the 2 things the Nets need to do is rebound and defend the basketball. The Nets are at the bottom of the league in plus/minus (-9.0) but things can be corrected with the right players. Bringing Quincy Acy from the D-League is a start and if the Nets want to continue that same success they had with Sean Kilpatrick, they may want to look at other players IF they can't get what they want out of trades. So here's 3 D-League players the Nets should keep their eyes on:
1. Ray McCallum (G - Grand Rapid Drive; 18.2 pts, 6 rebs, 7.5 asts)
I know with Lin being the starter & Whitehead the backup, why look at another PG. Well with Lin out for an undisclosed amount of time (I predicted after All-Star break), Whitehead does is still learning but it's going to take some time. Spencer Dinwiddie is a serviceable PG but it doesn't look like he has the play-making potential the Nets need at this point. Ray's game actually reminds me a little of CJ McCollum, which can only benefit the Nets.
2. Eric Moreland (F - Canton Charge; 13 pts, 11.7 rebs, 2.9 asts)
Eric Moreland has looked good in the D-League becoming a defensive presence down in the paint. Something that Nets have been lacking all season long. The Nets defense is something most NBA teams look forward to playing because there's no one on the Nets that can consistently protect the paint. Eric Moreland can be that defense stopper and the right cost.
3. Chris McCullough (F - Long Island Nets; 19.1 pts, 8 rebs, 1.8 asts)
We had to include Chris McCullough because we can't find a reason why he's not completely on the Brooklyn Nets instead of playing for the Long Island Nets. While we understand that he had to spend some time in the D-League, he had enough time to show what he's capable of doing. Given his stats shows that he should be playing more than 4 minutes of garbage time. It's time to see if his time in the D-League has paid off.
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