3 Nets who need monster second halves to save their job

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2. Cameron Johnson

Though Cameron Johnson just inked a fresh new four-year, $94.5 million contract with the Nets this past offseason, during the months since putting pen to paper it has become evident that, at least from an on-court perspective, he's regressed in numerous areas and underwhelmed based on preseason expectations.

Struggling with injuries throughout the season, the 27-year-old has seen his numbers dwindle in numerous statistical categories compared to last year and is posting averages of 13.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.

Now, while his splits of 45.5 percent shooting from the floor and 40.0 percent shooting from deep are undeniably sound, the majority of his scoring opportunities have seemingly come in off-ball, catch-and-shoot sets and while serving in a tertiary role.

Considering Brooklyn acquired him at last year's deadline and subsequently signed him to a lucrative long-term deal in hopes of having him serve as a foundational building block heading into the future, his role-player-like production has been rather disappointing, to say the least.

Of course, with a new coaching regime coming underway Johnson is now presented with a fresh opportunity to showcase his talents in a brand new way while playing in a presumably brand-new scheme.

However, should he continue to produce as a high-priced spot-up shooter, there's a chance the Nets could look to move him in a big-time deal this coming summer.