Chris Chiozza has stepped up admirably for the Nets as a backup point guard before the season shutdown, as he was averaging 10.0 points on 55.9 percent shooting from the floor in his last five games which included huge wins over the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers.
Chiozza only stands as a 5’11” guard, but he uses his quickness to his advantage out there. He has a nifty crossover and a quick dribble that can get defenders off balance, and then he can take that opportunity to drive to the hole for an easy layup or pull-up from three-point land.
In a small sample size, he certainly looks like he can play in the NBA, and has even drawn comparisons to J.J. Barea and Fred VanVleet!
Albeit a very small 10-game sample size and only 1.1 possessions per game to show for it, Chiozza generates 1.00 points per possession in transition, which puts him in about the 25th percentile.
When the Nets get Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant back, they’ll be sure to want the run the ball more in transition, so if Chiozza can continue to show his capabilities to score in transition in addition to creating his own offense, then he’ll be a very valuable part of this team moving forward.
In the meantime, he’ll have plenty of opportunities in Orlando to put up some very impressive stat lines!