Jared Dudley didn’t quite have the offensive impact he had in the last two games for the Brooklyn Nets, but he did a solid job punishing defenders for closing out on him too aggressively, working his way to the foul line after driving to the rim.
He was also solid on the defensive backboard, an area where the Nets can often struggle.
Dudley seems very comfortable in his role as veteran sage of the bench unit and is doing very well in that role.
DeMarre Carroll had a disjointed performance in what was, for the most part, a disjointed game, where flow was an unattainable myth.
He’s still having trouble knocking down shots when he gets them, but his defensive work and his toughness on the glass make up for some of those shooting deficiencies.
But it’s essential that if Carroll isn’t making shots, he can’t also be turning the ball over — that becomes a double-barreled problem for the offense.