Ranking the Brooklyn Nets 2017 Roster Additions

BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor
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3. Nik Stauskas G – 7 GP, 15.7 MPG, 10.1 PPG, 1.3 APG, 2.1 RPG, 40.7% FG, 41.6% 3FG

If you’re looking at this and thinking that Nik Stauskas is too high on the list, I get it, but you’re also wrong. Stauskas came over in the Okafor trade just as a toss in, but has already been more than just a bench seat.

Stauskas has come off the bench and played in seven games for the Nets and has been an impact player in those games. He has scored more than 20 points in two games and 15 points in another. His production has only bolstered an already strong Nets bench.

It is not just his point production that makes him a solid pickup, but his overall fit in the offense. Coach Atkinson’s system is a free flowing, heavy volume shooting system, and Stauskas has no problem shooting.

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Stauskas averages 4.7 three-point attempts per game at a 41.6 percent success rate. He is not shy about coming off the bench and taking a three the first time he touches the ball. He has been a spark off the bench in his short time with the Nets and finds creative ways to score.

A common theme with many of the Nets players is the chip on their shoulder that they play with. Stauskas fits right in with this as he was used sparingly with the Sixers towards the end of his tenure in Philly. He definitely wants to show both the league and the Sixers that he is can still play in the NBA and make them regret making him a toss in in a trade.