Coach P.J. hints at rotation change

P.J. Carlesimo
P.J. Carlesimo (AP)

P.J. CarlesimoBarring injuries, the Brooklyn Nets have had a relatively set rotation in recent months — a starting five of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Reggie Evans, and Brook Lopez, and a bench filling in around that. But before Sunday night’s nationally televised game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo hinted that that may change soon:

“I’m not sure that the bench that is the bench now is going to be the bench in another week or two,” Carlesimo said in response to a question about the team’s overall bench performance.

Carlesimo acknowledged that the bench has been inconsistent in recent weeks, and took responsibility for that issue. “We’ve contributed to that by the ways we’ve subbed and a little bit now with the injuries … They’ve flat-out won some games for us, but I still think we’re not exactly where we need to be.”

The most obvious change would be a switch at the power forward position, moving Reggie Evans to the bench in favor of either Kris Humphries, Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche, or a small lineup with Gerald Wallace at the 4.