Brooklyn Nets: Player grades from blowout loss in Toronto

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Brooklyn Nets. RODIONS KURUCS. D-. 22 MIN, 4 PTS, 1-for-3 (0-for-1), 2-for-2 FT, 3 REB (1 ORB), 3 TO, -18. SF

This was not one of the banner nights in the rookie season of Rodions Kurucs.

The second-round pick from Latvia has burst onto the scene and into a starting role for the Brooklyn Nets with his energy, activity and instincts, but against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, he struggled to find his spots.

Three turnovers, four points and three rebounds in 22 minutes was about the entire tally for Kurucs, who may be having some fatigue issues after barely playing in Spain the last two seasons, one year because of injury and last season because of internal club politics.

It will be interesting to see how he responds with a weekend’s worth of rest.

C-. 21 MIN, 7 PTS, 2-for-7 (1-for-3), 2-for-2 FT, 3 REB, 1 AST, 3 PF, 2 TO, -10. SG. Brooklyn Nets. JOE HARRIS

If there was one thing about Joe Harris‘ play that stood out Friday, it was that he was perhaps trying to go a little too quickly.

He was coming hard off screens, but perhaps coming off them too fast. His moves off the dribble often seemed harried and rushed. It was as if Harris was trying to create opportunities that just were not there.

Harris is not usually one to force things, but perhaps the physical nature of the game or the pace of play got him a little off his center.

Or, it could just be that over the course of 82 games, there will sometimes be games where things don’t quite fit right.