Ranking the Brooklyn Nets 2017 Roster Additions

BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor /
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PORTLAND, OR – NOVEMBER 10: D’Angelo Russell
PORTLAND, OR – NOVEMBER 10: D’Angelo Russell /


D’Angelo Russell G – 12 GP, 27.8 MPG, 20.9 PPG, 5.7 APG, 4.7 RPG, 46.3% FG, 30% 3FG

Sean Marks made a fantastic move this offseason, trading away Brook Lopez for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov. Lopez had been a great player for the Nets since being drafted, but Brooklyn needed a franchise guard and Russell may be that guy.

Unfortunately, an injury early in the season has only allowed Russell to play in 12 games. His numbers during that stretch were promising. Averaging nearly 21 points per game on 46 percent shooting, a good sign for the young player.

He ran the offense well from the point and his assist total doesn’t explain the true impact he had while he was on the court. He is ranked incomplete because you can’t tell too much after only 12 games. Nets fans hope to see him back soon, so he can improve upon those numbers and become the franchise player they starve for.

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Jahlil Okafor C/F – 1 GP, 23.0 MPG, 10 PPG, 4 RPG, 45.5% FG

Onto Jahlil Okafor. Recently traded from the Sixers, the third year Duke product has yet to play more than one game for the Nets. The official report is that his conditioning is not up to par just yet and he has been on the bench because of it.

Hopefully, once he is ready to go, fans will get to see the reason why he was so highly touted coming out of college. His skill-set may be old-school, but under the tutelage of coach Atkinson, his game should expand beyond the arc.

Okafor is also receiving an incomplete because we have not seen him play besides one game. In that game, we got an impressive euro-step and 10 points, but not enough to take stock in. We’re all craving seeing Okafor on the floor consistently, hopefully sooner than later.