DeMarre Carroll‘s shooting struggles continued. He showed signs of a breakout with a big game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, but since then he is 4-for-16 overall and 2-for-10 from 3-point range over his last two games.
Carroll is an energy guy and a tough defender and he did those things well on Monday, but when the Nets are scuffling to find any offense, it’s tough when proven shooters keep misfiring.
When your 3-and-D mainstay becomes a not-so-much-and-D guy, it limits the contributions to be sure.
After a couple of impressive performances following his return to the starting lineup, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has struggled in his last two games, as well.
Against the Cavaliers on Monday, RHJ was simply a hot mess offensively — wild shot attempts and more troubles at the foul line, where he is shooting just 62.2 percent this season after taking a 2-for-6 (he is a career 75.1 percent shooter from the free throw line).
He was also left on the bench in the fourth quarter as rookie Rodions Kurucs finished the game at the 4 spot with the first unit.