Brooklyn Nets: Best case scenario for every player in the 2019/20 season

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Theo Pinson- “Quality utility player”

After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Pinson has been grinding for a roster spot in the big leagues and he might get his shot this upcoming season. He put up gaudy numbers last year in the G-League, averaging 20.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.1 assists while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 38.5 from three on 8.1 attempts per game for the Long Island Nets.

He’s a gel guy in the locker room, his vibrant personality will mesh beautifully with the Nets’ culture. Overall, he’s a two-way player than plays with infectious passion, he himself stated that he’ll do whatever it takes to influence a basketball game; per Tom Dowd of

"My thing is, if I’m not going to be on the court, I’m going to be involved somehow. This year, hopefully I can get on the court and contribute on the court also and be vocal. I can’t wait.”"

David Nwaba- “Defensive spark plug”

Nwaba will be entering his fourth NBA season in 2019/20, with his fourth NBA team—which isn’t exactly ideal, but he can find a home in Brooklyn. Nwaba’s offensive is limited, no need for subtlety there; he’s never attempted more than 1.5 three-pointers per game for an entire season, so the prospect of a  “3 and D” specialist isn’t there, yet.

However, his 7’0″ wingspan complements his athleticism quite nicely on the defensive end and he can be a disruptor to the opposition in that regard. He showed signs of being an effective on-ball defender, and throwing him on the more deceptive guards in the NBA for spurts can definitely bring upside to Atkinson’s rotation.

His high energy and relentless motor can get Barclays’ faithful rocking, which in turn can shift momentum, and if his three-point shot improves his worth to this roster could be significant.

Garrett Temple- “Stong veteran presence/perimeter marksman”

It can be beneficial to an NBA roster to have a journeyman that has seen and been through both success, and failures throughout his career; and Temple has done just that. This will be his ninth stop in the NBA in as many seasons. He’s been part of a plethora of locker rooms and different cultures, so his experience and guidance can be vital to Brooklyn next season.

What he brings to the court is defensive intensity and a three-point shot that has been at times near elite and at other times, well, abysmal. However, if consistency isn’t an issue next year, Temple can be a reliable “3 and D” type of player.

He’ll have playmakers like Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyrie Irving at his disposal to create looks for him—in 26 games with the Clips last year all his three-point makes were assisted. This was a nice addition by Marks to round the rotation, he could be a crucial piece to the second unit’s success next season.