DeMarre Carroll was aggressive on the glass with seven boards, but while we’ve been watching Allen Crabbe struggle with his shot, it’s been sort of lost that Carroll hasn’t exactly been ripping up the nets since his return from arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle.
In six games since his return, Carroll is averaging 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game, but has shot just .326/.273/.909. He is doing a good job of getting himself to the foul line and converting at a high rate.
But his jumper is a bit off right now and hopefully he can get that back to at least last season’s levels (41.4 overall, 37.1 percent from 3-point range).
Ed Davis with double-digit rebounds in less than 20 minutes? No. Say it ain’t so!
Saturday night marked the fourth time in 17 games the Nets’ backup center has turned that trick and it was his seventh game with at least 10 rebounds overall.
Davis is simply a rebounding savant, averaging 8.3 boards in just 17.4 minutes per game, and he played effective defense down low with a pair of blocks — a rarity for Davis, who is only an average rim protector.