Nets Have Big Decisions to Make at Guard

Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets D'Angelo Russell (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 8: Caris LeVert
CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 8: Caris LeVert /

What Will The Future Hold?

The only guard of the bunch the Nets acquired via the draft (in a trade with the Pacers), Caris LeVert has shown flashes as well. A 6’7 player listed as a shooting guard, his ability to switch on defense and handle the ball makes him an intriguing player in the modern NBA. If his shot improves, LeVert will be a matchup nightmare for defenses. Since returning from an injury, he’s played some of the  best basketball of his career.

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He is the most capable of the Nets guards at getting to the rim, averaging more paint shots than Russell and Dinwiddie per game. Moreover, his ability to finish there has improved as the season has progressed.

After their well-documented trade with the Boston Celtics, the Nets will finally have their own draft pick next season.  The team has struggled this season, however players like Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and Jarrett Allen have shown flashes of a promising future. The team can finally move past the draft-pick-less era.

Big decisions loom for the Brooklyn General Manager Sean Marks heading into next season . Lin, Dinwiddie, and Russell are under contract next year, while all three will be free agents the following season. Can Lin be the player they signed two off seasons ago? Are better days ahead for D’Angelo Russell after an injury plagued season? At the same time, can Spencer Dinwiddie, one of the great stories of the NBA season, continue to improve?

With similar skill sets, it’ll be difficult for the Nets to retain more than one player, especially with LeVert vying for a larger role.  The Nets front office have big decisions to make about the teams’ future heading into the 2018-2019 season.