Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from schedule loss at Boston

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D+. 17 MIN, 0-for-3 (0-for-2), 6 REB, 2 OF, 3 TO, -3. PF. Brooklyn Nets. JARED DUDLEY

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).

C. 16 MIN, 2 PTS, 1-for-3 (0-for-2), 1 REB, 3 AST, 3 PF, 2 TO, -7. SG/SF. Brooklyn Nets. THEO PINSON

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)

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Did not play

  • DeMarre Carroll (sore left knee, 12th game missed overall)
  • Joe Harris (right ankle sprain, 4th game missed overall)