Brooklyn Nets Team Power Rankings: Where Each Player Stacks Up

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 8: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 3: Timofey Mozgov
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 3: Timofey Mozgov /

11) Joe Harris

Harris, who signed with the Nets two summers ago, will have a chance to carve out a solid role within this rotation. His job? Knock down threes. Simple as that.

Yes, he’ll be expected to defend and make plays on the court, but his biggest contribution to the Nets will come by way of the three-point shot. Last year, Harris connected on 85-of-221 from distance, good enough for 38.5%.

However, his season was cut short due to injury, and Harris wound up playing only 52 games on the year. Entering this season, he’s back to full strength and his ability to space the floor will be crucial for Brooklyn.

10) Jarrett Allen

For now, Jarrett Allen is in the bottom half of this list. He’ll start the season as the backup to Timofey Mozgov, and will be eased into the rotation.

However, Kenny Atkinson has been blown away by Allen’s ability to learn and adapt so quickly, and if the preseason was any indication of what he has in store for the regular season, expect Allen to skyrocket towards the top 5. Similar to what he did here.

9) Spencer Dinwiddie

Dinwiddie is slowly becoming one of the more reliable backup point guard options in the league. I know, the regular season is still yet to begin, but his overall progression from the end of last season to now is glaring.

First and foremost, he looks to be in the best physical shape of his life. He’s clearly gained a significant amount of muscle, which is crucial for playmaking guards as they try to hold off defenders. Secondly, his jump shot continues to improve and can become a real weapon for this Nets team.

Expect a free-flowing, game-managing point guard when Dinwiddie checks in the game.

Oh and by the way, he’s only 24 years-old. You’ll forget that when watching.

8) Timofey Mozgov

Mozgov comes over from Los Angeles in the deal that ended Brook Lopez’s illustrious Nets career. Should fans expect Mozgov to fill the shoes of Lopez? Absolutely not.

However, they can expect Mozgov to excel in several other areas. While he’s not the same low block, back-to-the-basket option that Lopez was, Mozgov has the ability to set hard screens, and roll or pop for a scoring opportunity. Previously, ‘Timo’ wasn’t known for his three-point shooting abilities, but per usual, Kenny has Mozgov stepping outside to test his range.

If Mozgov can become a reliable three-point threat for the Nets, they could become one of the most difficult teams to defend in the entire NBA.