What Should Brooklyn Nets Do With Sharp Shooting Mirza Teletovic?

By Mark Wilson
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

There seems to be another problem arising for Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets. The problem is what should the team do with shooting sensation Mirza Teletovic?

His positing says power forward, but his game says “keep me on the court.” With Kevin Garnett only playing 22 minutes a game and the ongoing demotion of Reggie Evans maybe Teletovic will start to see about 22 or more minutes a game.

When he is on the floor for a considerable amount of time there is no question he has produced. The Nets have a logjam at the forward positions, and with the return of Andrei Kirilenko soon the rotation is going to get rather tight again. Teletovic has the right to launch three-pointers for the rest of the season because he brings a dimension to the team that they are lacking — a consistent shooter.

The have Joe Johnson, but he has been inconsistent this season which has hurt the club. Teletovic can stretch the floor for whatever unit he plays for. If he is on the floor with Brook Lopez then the defenders cannot double down on Lopez because they will have to respect Teletovic shot. If he is manning the second unit then he will open up so many possibilities for Andray Blatche and Paul Pierce that the bench players could keep the Nets close in games while the starters are catching their breath on the sidelines.

When you have a player of this caliber you have to give him a chance to shine. Kidd has to find out what to do with Teletovic because he may be they player to save his job and the team’s season.

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