The injury bug strikes each NBA team every now and then, but sometimes it can be downright contagious.
Preparation for those situations varies from team to team, but no matter how much depth a team has, they’d much rather injuries occur as far apart from each other as possible.
As far as the Brooklyn Nets are concerned, they should be in pretty decent shape in the event that guys start dropping like flies this upcoming season, as they might be the deepest team in the league.
No one on the Nets wants to lose Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, the newest additions from the summer or just anyone in general, but Brooklyn does have respectable backup talent that can step into the lineup and at least help hold down the fort for an extended period of time if injuries become a theme.
The Nets undoubtedly have reinforcements that could get the job done at every position other than center. Mason Plumlee is expected to have the potential to be productive in his rookie season, but whether or not that’ll be the case is still yet to be determined.
Tyshawn Taylor, a reserve point guard, proved last season that he’s more than prepared to be impactful if suddenly called upon. Mirza Teletovic is an excellent outsider shooter that can be relied on as an extra small or power forward if he doesn’t earn a spot in the rotation. Alan Anderson, a decent scorer in his own right, could also serve as an emergency shooting guard or small forward if necessary.
The Nets wouldn’t be afraid at all to use these guys if they have to, and that says a lot about what they’re working with.