How Screwed Are the Brooklyn Nets Without Jeremy Lin?

November 8th, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Jeremy Lin's absence is not a blessing disguised as a setback for the Brooklyn Nets.

It's a legitimate stumbling block that undermines a team that isn't built to win but doesn't have any incentive to lose.          

The aftermath of Lin's left hamstring injury, though, underscores what Brooklyn's season is all about: gauging the depth of this roster with minutes for prospects, projects and experimental lineups.

With a right ankle ailment keeping Greivis Vasquez sidelined next to Lin, this situation calls for more from the Nets' other ball-handlers—more specifically, Sean Kilpatrick and rookie Isaiah Whitehead, with a sprinkle of Randy Foye, who is set to make his return from a right hamstring injury Tuesday night.

It's not the ideal replacement committee. Not one of those three fits the truest description of a full-time point guard. Lin has quickly established himself as Brooklyn's offensive lifeline; he is irreplaceable even with the rest of the roster at full strength.

No one on the team has a higher assist percentage (36), and Lin's turno ...

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