2. The 3-point shooting has to get better … if only by default
Two weeks ago, when the Brooklyn Nets shot 19.5 percent from 3-point range in their preseason-opening loss at home to the New York Knicks, some genius wrote words to the effect of “it can’t get much worse than this.”
Well, in a true moment of one-downsmanship, the Nets said, “Hold our beers” and put up an 18.5 percent clunker (or perhaps clanker) against the Pistons on Wednesday night.
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Center Jarrett Allen came into the season having made five 3-pointers in his career (a one-year career, but you get the point). Ladies and gentlemen, the 3-point shooting leader of the Brooklyn Nets is … Jarrett Allen.
Allen hit 2-of-3 from the left corner against the Pistons, with the one miss a rush job as the shot clock wound down. But the rest of the Nets, outside of Ed Davis guys who are supposed to be good at this whole 3-point shooting thing, combined to go 3-for-24.
The gory total was 5-for-27 and included these less-than-stunning shooting lines:
- Joe Harris: 1-for-7
- D’Angelo Russell 1-for-4
- Jared Dudley 0-for-4
- Spencer Dinwiddie 0-for-3
- Caris LeVert and Treveon Graham, each 0-for-2
The bottom line? Allen Crabbe can’t get healthy fast enough. The good news on that front is that Brian Lewis of the New York Post tweeted that Crabbe could be back for the home opener Friday night against the New York Knicks.