ROCK BOTTOM: Manhattan Destroys Brooklyn, 113-83


Mason Plumlee CENTER

Made his first shot that wasn’t a dunk or a layup, so, that’s something, I guess.

Shaun Livingston POINT GUARD

I appreciate how he almost always plays in control but there’s only so much a middling point guard on limited minutes can do. Thought he needed to do a better job setting up his teammates on offense.

Kevin Garnett POWER FORWARD

Struggled in the first quarter (one sweet dunk notwithstanding), and even got burned by Andrea Bargnani — Andrea Bargnani, of all people. Look away if your eyes burn.

Garnett and Bargnani further feuded, including a double-technical after a scuffle in the fourth quarter. Bargnani later hit a jumper in his face, then trash-talked him so relentlessly that Bargnani was tossed from the game. Whatever aura we thought KG had prior to this season is dead and gone.

Alan Anderson SHOOTING GUARD

Can space the floor, and occasionally takes smart shots, but he’s not Paul Pierce and not even close.

Joe Johnson SHOOTING GUARD

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Brook Lopez CENTER

Was close to respectability, at least closer than anyone else, and still didn’t come within miles of it. Played intelligent offense, even if nobody could set him up. Didn’t call for enough possessions. The real question: with the team down 30+ in the fourth quarter, why did Kidd elect to keep him in at all?

Andray Blatche POWER FORWARD

Bad Blatche. Looked awful in the paint and outside of one decent blocked shot (that was called a foul), didn’t many any discernible impact inside.

Tyshawn Taylor POINT GUARD

Do you fault Tyshawn Taylor for being in this position? He stumbled backwards into the starting spot after Deron Williams sprained his ankle (again) and Shaun Livingston showed he can’t play effectively for more than 25 minutes. But he’s not a starting-caliber point guard. He’s great in the D-League and would be great if he wasn’t relied on to lead an offense. But tonight’s game reinforced one fact: the Nets desperately miss Williams as their floor leader, and they’re going anywhere until — and if — Williams is 100%.

Mirza Teletovic POWER FORWARD

Hit a 3 and goaded Carmelo Anthony into some bad shots, but quiet otherwise.