5 Positives From Brooklyn Nets’ Win Over Washington Wizards
5 Positives For Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets got what everybody expected out of them on Tuesday night -- a win.
Even though it took an extra five minutes against a Washington Wizards team they were expected to wipe the floor with – even during the preseason – this newly-tweaked Nets team had a number of things within their performance to be excited about.
No, it wasn’t perfection on hardwood by any means. Some concerns did find their way floating to the surface as well, but all in all, new head coach Jason Kidd had to be quite pleased with what he saw on both ends of the floor.
The defense did just enough and Kidd made do even though he was missing the injured Deron Williams and the rest of his projected starters didn’t play more than a whole quarter. If he can receive similar results in Saturday night’s meeting in Brooklyn against the Detroit Pistons, he should be just as content.
What’s even more exciting for this group is how things will only look even better over time. The Nets have a very long road ahead of themselves, as these are only the infancy stages of the process.
Five positive signs stood out for Brooklyn in their first preseason outing. Click on to find out what they are:
Mike B. Ruiz is a Brooklyn Nets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @mikebruiz and “Like” him on Facebook.
5. Tyshawn Taylor's Scoring
Tyshawn Taylor was Brooklyn's leading scorer with 16 points. Scoring like that is valuable and could give him an opportunity to crack the rotation if it continues.
4. Mirza Teletovic's Shooting
Mirza Teletovic shot 3-of-7 from behind the 3-point line. Outside shooting like that will be crucial to the Nets with all the scorers they possess.
3. Jason Kidd's Bench Management
Jason Kidd did an excellent job of managing the minutes of his bench players and getting the win in his first ever game.
2. Brook Lopez Healthy
Brook Lopez, coming off a foot procedure over the summer, looked fantastic. He's also gained a lot of muscle. Both are very encouraging news for Brooklyn.
1. Team Unity
All the Nets players were having a jolly good time supporting their teammates while on the bench. That sort of unity will go a very long way as the season progresses.
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