In honor of Brooklyn's inaugural season, we're rolling out analysis, highlights, and more on each Brooklyn Nets player, one per day. Welcome to Keith Bogans Day, AKA #RoleStarHipHop.
By The Numbers: 74 G, 23 GS, 19.0 MPG, 4.2 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 1.0 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.1 BPG, .380 FG%, .343 3P%, .647 FT%, .533 TS%, .528 eFG%
Advanced: 6.69 PER, 105 ORtg, 110 DRtg, 11.2 USG%, 1.3 ORB%, 8.8 DRB%, 5.0 TRB%, 8.1 AST%, 1.1 STL%, 0.2 BLK%, -2.7 estimated wins added
Look at that video above. That's everything Keith Bogans did this season, wrapped up in one two-minute video. He hit open three-pointers, gave hard fouls to opponents to prevent easy baskets, and didn't back down from anyone. That's it. That was the Keith Bogans story.
He finished the season with the third-worst PER of all qualifying small forwards. So why did I spend most of the season clamoring for Bogans to play more minutes? Why did I go nuts convincing the Nets to play more smallball, starting Bogans & Joe Johnson on the wings, with Gerald Wallace at power forward? Why did I coin Bogans's new nickname "Role Star Hip Hop?"
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