Jared Dudley didn’t stick around long Monday night as coach Kenny Atkinson opted to give minutes to players such as Kenneth Faried and Treveon Graham.
Dudley did a terrific job on the glass while he was out there, but struggled to hit open shots and — perhaps an omen of the offensive disjointedness of the Brooklyn Nets — had three turnovers.
Each turnover came on a pass that Dudley was attempting to fit into a window that wasn’t really there (Boston’s defensive quickness and length can do that, particularly when player movement isn’t consistent).
Theo Pinson was a terrific example Monday night of the utility of the two-way contract. The Nets were able to bring Pinson to Boston from Long Island of the NBA G League, which won’t play again until Thursday, to give themselves a 10th available player.
Pinson played well as a facilitator, but had some trouble defensively with reaching instead of moving.
His 3-point stroke — much improved since his collegiate career at North Carolina — looked smooth but came up empty in two tries.
Pinson’s blow-by drive for a layup was nice, though, particularly since it came just after he entered the game in the third quarter.
- Allen Crabbe (sore right knee, 13th straight game missed, 14th overall)
- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain, 4th straight game missed, 8th overall)
- Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot; 28th straight game missed)
- Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation, 11th straight game missed, 25th overall)
Did not play
- DeMarre Carroll (sore left knee, 12th game missed overall)
- Joe Harris (right ankle sprain, 4th game missed overall)