It has been quiet on the free agency front for about a week now and I think that it is safe to say that the Nets are going to hold off signing anymore players this offseason (a trade is another story, but we aren't talking about that right now). What that means is we can now look at the four free agents that the Nets brought in and look at what they can do well, and more importantly, how that fits into the Nets' system.
What He Brings? Anthony Morrow might very well be one of the best catch and shoot three point shooters in the NBA today. In fact, according to a tweet from NetsDaily, Morrow currently has the highest career three point shooting percentage in the history of the NBA at 46%, he just needs nine more attempts to qualify.
Does He Fit? Yes he does. The Nets biggest problem last year was that they had nobody who could hit a jumper, let a lone a three point shot for them. Sure, Keyon Dooling or Courtney Lee would have games where they would hit their shots, but they were far from consistent (and don't even get me started on Bobby Simmons...the Nets' "shooter"). What does a consistent outside threat do for the Nets? It opens everything up, especially for Brook Lopez. What Brook Lopez did last year averaging 18.8 points per game was pretty remarkable considering the amount of double (and even triple teams he saw). Teams were able to bring all this pressure on Brook because there was nobody he could kick it out to on the outside. In addition to helping Brook, having Morrow stand at the three point line clears the middle and opens up the Nets' pick and roll game (and Devin's drive and kick game). Morrow will force defenses to be honest and keep a man close to him at all times.
The Problem? Morrow's only really excels at shooting the basketball. He doesn't play defense particularly well, and despite showing some athletic ability he can't really put the ball on the floor or create his own shot (95.7% of his threes were off of teammates' assists).
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