Brooklyn Nets: Midseason Grades

Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace
Seems like a lifetime ago. (AP)

Keith Bogans

Keith Bogans, Monta Ellis
Keith Bogans, terrifying cameramen. (AP)

When the Brooklyn Nets chose to re-sign Keith Bogans last offseason, they knew what type of player they were keeping around; Bogans is a veteran journeyman dedicated to defense that can shoot the occasional three. So far, the Nets have exactly that — no better, no worse.  

Shifting from starter to role player to first man off the bench, Bogans has been “The Stand-In” for the Nets during times of injury, specifically to Gerald Wallace. Lack of depth at the small forward position has lead to Bogans seeing extended minutes, thanks to his ability to lock down opposing offensive players. Bogans has done an excellent job this season cleanly guarding opposing offensive superstars, ending 85 percent of his games with fewer than three fouls.

On the offensive end, Bogans is shooting right at his career average from three-point land at 35%, averaging one make a game.  Until the Nets make a deal for some small forward help, Bogans will be that filler. Just don’t expect anything more or less.
-John Hood

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Full List:
Andray Blatche | Keith Bogans | MarShon Brooks | P.J. Carlesimo | Reggie Evans | Kris Humphries | Joe Johnson | Brook Lopez | Tornike Shengelia | Jerry Stackhouse | Tyshawn Taylor | Mirza Teletovic | Gerald Wallace | C.J. Watson | Deron Williams