Brooklyn Nets: Quarter Season Review

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Markel Brown

Statistics: 12 GP, 12.0 MIN, 3.2 PPG, 0.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.4 SPG, 34% FG%, 26% 3P%, 6.42 PER

One word to describe his season: Disappointing

Markel Brown entered training camp with a lot of promise, and expectations of a big role. After playing scarcely throughout the first half of his rookie season, Brown finally got a chance after the all-star break in 2015. He was able to take full advantage, and Brown ended up starting 29 games, as well as a playoff game, making a big impact on the defensive side of the ball.

Thus, the 23-year-old headed into his sophomore season expecting a big role, perhaps as a starter, but it was not to be. Brown has appeared in just 12 games thus far (including three starts), and averaging just 12 minutes per game in those appearances. He’s gotten very little opportunity to prove his worth this season, and that is more disappointing than anything.

With the recent injury to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, it’s likely that Markel will get his chance. Afterall, the two have similar games – athletic freaks who excel on the defensive end, and are still projects offensively. It’s important that Brown takes full advantage of his opportunity now, just as he did last season.