Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from 118-91 debacle in Montreal

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Brooklyn Nets. MITCH CREEK. C. 2 MIN, 1 PF, -8. SF

After missing the first two preseason games for the Brooklyn Nets with a strained right adductor, Australian Mitch Creek made his first appearance in Montreal, getting the last two minutes on the floor in the loss to the Raptors.

He didn’t do anything wrong. But he didn’t do anything really well, either. Offensively, his touches were on the perimeter, somewhere near Quebec City, so he never threatened a shot. Defensively, he committed a quick foul.

Creek will likely remain on the roster for Friday’s preseason finale against the New York Knicks, but it’s hard to see him staying much longer than that.

C+. 2 MIN, 2 PTS, 1-for-1, -6. C. Brooklyn Nets. ALAN WILLIAMS

Alan Williams was listed as “out” on the pregame injury report, as he had been for the first two preseason games due to a sprained left ankle.

But Williams was dressed and ready to go and got the call for the final 1:50 of the game, scoring on his only shot with an awkward but effective runner off a pick-and-roll set.

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Williams is with Brooklyn on a two-way contract, signed last month after he was waived by the Phoenix Suns. So he’ll be around until the Long Island Nets open camp — unless Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is still unavailable, which could prolong his stay.