DeMarre Carroll made his second consecutive preseason start at the power forward spot and looked much better than he did in the opener.
He was active on the glass and the defensive end, even as he was giving up a lot of size to Pistons star Blake Griffin. Carroll grabbed nine boards, three on the offensive end, and blocked a couple of shots.
His shot is still not there — he missed all five of his long-range attempts and is now 0-for-9 through two games — but overall, Carroll was a positive on Monday night. He was on the floor and operating both times the Nets were able to open up double-digit leads.
Mama always says there’d be days like this and Spencer Dinwiddie had one of those Monday in Detroit.
Dinwiddie did knock down a nice mid-range jumper and connected on a deep ball, but his shot was just not there.
He did good work on the glass against smaller guards such as Langston Galloway and Ish Smith, but showed some unusual indecision handling and passing the rock and just didn’t look comfortable most of the night.
Dinwiddie was originally drafted by the Pistons back in 2014, but never got a real opportunity to compete for a rotation spot in Detroit and it could just be a case of wanting to do too much.