Brooklyn Nets: 3 reasons Bruce Brown Jr. cannot be underestimated

Nets guard Bruce Brown (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Nets guard Bruce Brown (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – JANUARY 20: Bruce Brown #1 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

1. Brown can be an X- Factor in the postseason

As the Nets move closer to this year’s NBA playoffs, Brown’s play could help Brooklyn in a crucial seven-game NBA playoff series, since we can expect most of the attention will be going to the big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden.

The young Nets guard will have more scoring chances due to opponents’ double teams in addition to advantages in overcoming one-on-one matchups and benefiting from their rivals’ defensive errors.

Brown’s efficient play could be a crucial X-factor for the Nets. The versatile guard will likely expand his diverse game down the stretch when games mean more, which will help him once the postseason arrives. He’s never dealt with that kind of pressure, but he’s already passed his early tests with the team.

All NBA fans know the big three of Durant, Irving and Harden will have to carry the Brooklyn Nets to their championship destination. But the average fan doesn’t realize that Bruce Brown Jr.’s excellent play this season is a perfect example of the real meaning of Brooklyn Grit. Don’t be surprised if he’s making plays on the big stage in a few weeks’ time.