3 Nets who have underperformed through first half of season

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2. Nic Claxton

While he may be amid an impressive campaign from a counting stats standpoint, when diving into the advanced metrics it's inarguable that the Nets have struggled mightily with Nic Claxton on the floor.

Coming off an electrifying 2022-23 season, the big man once again finds himself posting impressive per-game averages, registering 12.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor.

However, per NBA.com he also ranks in with the lowest plus/minus in Brooklyn by an absolute landslide at -214 while simultaneously seeing the team improve by +2.9 (biggest difference on Nets) when he's found on the sidelines.

Incredibly limited on the offensive side of the ball, the stagnant Nets have been negatively impacted by his scoring shortcomings all season long, as they sport a mere 108.1 offensive rating when he's on the court and a whopping 117.6 rating when off of it, a difference of nearly +10.

Of course, the personnel found around him (especially when playing with a guy like Ben Simmons) has not been all that kind to Claxton's production and has been a major factor in these poor metrics. Nevertheless, this should not fully excuse the talented, albeit limited pivot from his underwhelming advanced turnouts during his fifth season with the team.