Brooklyn Nets: Quarter Season Review

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Dec 10, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Richaun Holmes (22) and forward Nerlens Noel (4) during second half at Barclays Center. The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 100-91.

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As we surpass the quarter point of the NBA season, it hasn’t been a friendly one for the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn has struggled to a 7-15 record thus far, good for fourth worst in the NBA, and second worst in the Eastern Conference.

Though the season has been a struggle thus far, there have been a few positives for the Nets. Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, both of whom Brooklyn gave long term contracts to this offseason, have been as good as anyone could have hoped. In addition, Brooklyn has seen some very promising play from rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Unfortunately, for every positive the Nets have seen this season, there seems to be multiple negatives to come along with it. Though Lopez and Young have played exceptionally well this season, their play seems to have little impact on the game as a whole, as the solid play hasn’t translated to wins. Additionally, despite Hollis-Jefferson’s strong play, he suffered a broken ankle in practice after a blowout loss to the Knicks. Add that to poor play from Joe Johnson, Bojan Bogdanovic and Andrea Bargnani – all of whom have received big minutes in the Nets rotation – and this season hasn’t been a good one.

Now, we’ll take a closer look at each player individually*, and sum up their season 1/4th of the way through.

*Note: Chris McCullough, Willie Reed and Donald Sloan were left out due to injury or a lack of playing time.