Jared Dudley didn’t have the deep ball working, but he was active on the glass in his 22 minutes and also had his hands moving on defense while picking off three steals.
He was 3-for-5 on the night, with his move effective move being the defensive goaltend (two of his three makes were recorded when Warrior defenders were called for the violation).
Defensively, Dudley might have had his best performance as a Net. He was active, switchy and very engaged at that end, even on a night where his floor spacing ability wasn’t quite what it had been coming into Sunday night.
Dudley had been 7-for-11 from 3-point range in his previous two games before Sunday’s bagel from deep.
If this grade could be split, it would be to an A for defense and an F for offense.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson‘s jumper looks rough since his return from a hip injury and Sunday night, it looked particularly poor. The further RHJ ventures from the rim, the further out his left elbow seems to fly.
That makes it difficult to get a good, straight release. His one 3-point attempt from the left corner was almost painful to watch — his elbow flew out so badly the ball almost appeared to be launched with side spin rather than backspin.
It could just be a timing and flow issue, but for a player who has only occasionally looked comfortable with the jumper, it’s a concern.
Defensively? His versatility is such a weapon for the Brooklyn Nets because he is one of those rare defenders who can literally guard anyone.