Brooklyn Nets: best potential landing spots for Archie Goodwin

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin /
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 12: Archie Goodwin /

The Brooklyn Nets have yet to make a decision regarding Archie Goodwin’s future with the team. Brooklyn has an abundance of guards and a lack of wings and bigs. If Sean Marks decides to use the roster spot on someone else, where might Goodwin land?

If the Brooklyn Nets don’t want to bring back Archie Goodwin, there are plenty of places the former Kentucky Wildcat would fit in. Goodwin is an above average athlete with intriguing skills. There is no shortage for a player of his caliber around the league.

The Nets cutting Goodwin would not be because he isn’t good enough. Goodwin proved in his stint with the Nets last season that he can make an impact.

Goodwin posted averages of seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes per game. He finished with a 55 percent field goal percentage and even more impressively shot 63 percent on 2-pointers.

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Goodwin’s lack of 3-point shooting makes him an odd fit with Brooklyn. As has been well documented, the Nets offense revolves around the 3-pointer. That is why the team brought in D’Angelo Russell at the expense of acquiring Timofey Mozgov and why the team absorbed DeMarre Carroll’s remaining two years and $30 million on his deal.

Goodwin shot just 30 percent from the field. That is not great by any standard for a guard, but it is particularly damning for a shooting guard. Bradley Beal, Klay Thompson and even J.R. Smith exemplify what a modern-day 2-guard functions as. Though it is nice to have a guy that can do it all at the position, coaches expect their shooting guards to be able to shoot from anywhere on the court.

Goodwin projects to be more of a combo guard off the bench. For the Nets, he provided a nice offensive spark when he would check into games and proved capable of handling the ball for stretches.

Unfortunately for him, the Nets have plenty of ball-handlers already. The team has Russell, Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick already under contract. The team has also yet to make a decision about Spencer Dinwiddie. Goodwin, when all is said and done, could be the odd man out.

If he is, there are several teams that can use him. Here are Goodwin’s top potential landing spots: