Another weakness for the Nets in this matchup is their bench. In 2001-02, Richard Jefferson was just a rookie, and while he would improve to become a borderline All-Star, Andre Iguodala from 2014-16 was already an established difference maker. After Jefferson, the Nets did not have much. A bench comprising of Lucious Harris, Jefferson, Jason Collins, Aaron Williams, and Anthony Johnson does not stack up against Shaun Livingston, Leandro Barbosa, Iguodala, David Lee, and Marreese Speights.
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