Mason Plumlee Is The Future And The Present


Mason Plumlee had another spectacular performance on Tuesday night as the Nets took down the Denver Nuggets 97-91. Plumlee had 19 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and his athleticism sparked the Nets in the fourth quarter, even prompting Nets fans to chant ‘Plumlee’ in unison. With the Nets down seven with nine minutes left the Nets went on an 8-0 run led by Plumlee blocking shots and finishing around the rim to take control of the game and after Plumlee’s resurgence the Nets never looked back. Plumlee’s recent play is a huge testament to his skills but his coach Lionel Hollins wants all of the credit for his players recent surge.

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"“It’s all coaching.”Hollins said when asked about Plumlee’s recent play."

Plumlee recorded his second straight double-double tonight and his stats over the past seven games are just ridiculous. Plumlee is averaging 18.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and he is shooting 68% from the field in 35 minutes of action in his last seven games. If you didn’t get to watch his performance against the Nuggets or you just want to watch it over again here are the highlights.

Plumlee was being crucified for his play early in the season but his recent play has made him virtually untradeable. The Kings wanted Plumlee from the Nets badly and the Nets refused to give up their sophomore center. Brook Lopez returned to the rotation tonight but played in limited minutes off of the bench. Lopez talked to the media after the game and he made it clear that he’s all about the team not himself.

Lopez had six points and four rebounds in eight minutes of action tonight for the Nets and with Plumlee’s recent play it’s going to be impossible for Hollins to take him out of the starting lineup so Lopez coming off of the bench can become a common occurrence.

General Manager Billy King has been criticized for decisions that he has made over the years but drafting Mason Plumlee in last years draft was one of the best moves that he has made with the Nets. Plumlee is helping the team win games n0w and at 24 years of age he will also help the team in the future. King and management have already made it clear that they want Plumlee to be apart of the teams future core and if Plumlee continues at this rate Brooklyn will be in good hands.

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