Meet the Nets! Johan Petro


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Meet the Nets! Johan Petro

Name: Johan Petro

Measurables: 7′, 247 lbs

Age: 25

2010-2011 Season Averages: 3.5 Pts; 0.6 Assists; 2.8 Rebounds; 0.4 Blocks; 0.4 Steals; 0.5 TO’s

Contract details: Completed year one of a three-year deal worth $10 million.

This past season Johan Petro came off the bench to play on average 11.9 minutes in 77 games and started one game.

Petro was a part of Nets’ committee of players that were called upon to backup Brook Lopez. Being part of that committee is why Petro never played more than 23 minutes on any given night last season.

Although Petro’s shooting form is a combination of Charles Oakley’s chest push release and Shawn Marion’s wrist flip, it’s effective enough for Petro to successfully shoot .445 percent from the field.

Petro is still only twenty-five years old, but has never averaged more than 19 minutes in any of his six seasons in the NBA. It figures that his production is bound to go up with a significant increase in minutes. When adjusting Petro’s playing time to 36 minutes per game last season, he would have averaged 11 PPG and 8.5 RPG, but that goes along with a whopping 7.2 fouls per.

Given a full 2011-2012 season (if there is a season) to play back up for Lopez, Petro should average around 4.5 points, 4 rebounds and just under one block per game.