Ranking the Brooklyn Nets 2017 Roster Additions

BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor
BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jahlil Okafor /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 27: Allen Crabbe /

2. Allen Crabbe G/F – 30 GP, 28.4 MPG, 11.8 PPG, 1.5 APG, 4.1 RPG, 39.1% FG, 36.7% 3FG

Allen Crabbe was a player that Sean Marks coveted in his first year as the Nets GM. He signed Crabbe as a restricted free agent to a lucrative offer sheet that was matched by the Portland Trail Blazers. Maybe feeling some buyers’ remorse, the Blazers were willing to trade Crabbe over to the Nets for the rarely used Andrew Nicholson.

Both Marks and Atkinson wanted Crabbe to be a member of the Brooklyn Nets specifically for one reason, he is a lethal three-point shooter. He shot a career best 44.4 percent from beyond the arc last season for the Blazers, hoping to bring that to the Nets.

Crabbe has fallen short of matching that success thus far this season, but he has been a catalyst both off the bench and as a starter. His smooth three-point jumper can be an x-factor in close games and he is not afraid to pull often.

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His fit with the style of offense that the Nets play makes him a lethal player that other teams need to game plan for. Crabbe can also finish at the rim, using his length to make athletic plays and score in a variety of ways.

Crabbe was a player that wanted to be a member of the Nets last season, but was unable to due to Portland matching the offer sheet. Now that he is officially on the roster, he is showing exactly why the Nets wanted him so badly. The more he grows in this offense the better both he and the Nets will be for it.