Mirza Teletovic found the fountain of threes.
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Here's another look at last night's Nets going Nets.
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One day ago, Teletovic set a career-high in points for the third time since that interview.
What a difference a month makes.
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd has his biggest challenge yet. With no move imminent and a deep rotation, he's looking towards his bench to fill the enormous gap left by a broken foot to Nets center Brook Lopez, which will sideline him for the rest of the season. The loss is a crushing one; Lopez was the team's best scorer and rapidly evolving into a solid paint protector.
Garnett will stay in the starting lineup, but can play both power forward and center, giving the Nets a little flexibility.
So who will replace Lopez in the starting lineup?
I asked about a dozen contributors both from The Brooklyn Game and YES Network to look at five potential starting lineups the Nets could use, ranking them from 1st to 5th. What follows is the list, ordered by average ranking from 5th to 1st. You'll also see the highest, lowest, and most common ranking, as well as my ranking and a breakdown on the idea from either myself or Max Weisberg.
Additionally, there's a poll on the side. Let us know what you think by voting and commenting below.
The Brooklyn Nets inserted Mirza Teletovic into the starting lineup following the news that Brook Lopez will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, and it paid dividends as early as the first quarter. Teletovic snuck backdoor on a fast-break and threw down an alley-oop from Deron Williams, putting the Nets up 8-2 in the first two minutes of the game.
If Teletovic can hit shots, run the floor, and play passable defense, he's got a role with the starting lineup.
Less than a month ago, Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic told The Brooklyn Game he wasn't sure if he had a role with the Brooklyn Nets.
Now, in the team's first game without Brook Lopez, Mirza Teletovic makes his way into the Brooklyn Nets starting lineup, and it looks like it's his spot to lose.
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The Brooklyn Nets will rest Kevin Garnett Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, and Kidd had yet to announce an official replacement, calling it a game-time decision.
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On the latest episode of #BKConnect, Rod Boone, Chris Shearn, and I discuss the latest dish on the Brooklyn Nets. We talk about Paul Pierce's mentality off the bench, Andray Blatche's surge in the absence of Brook Lopez, some team defensive philosophies, Mirza Teletovic, and the importance of Deron Williams to this team's roster. Check it out.
Injury report: Brook Lopez (ankle) is OUT after being listed as questionable. Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Jason Terry (knee) are also OUT.
Starting lineup: Deron Williams, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Mirza Teletovic, Kevin Garnett.
Teletovic's First: This is Teletovic's first career start in 70 NBA games. On the season, Teletovic has averaged 14.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per 36 minutes, shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range.
When & Where: 7:30 P.M. EST, Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Watch: YES Network
Listen: CBS WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM