Are the Brooklyn Nets better with P.J. Carlesimo?
It may be too early to tell but the Nets three best players are playing significantly better.
Under P.J.: 16.7 points, 6.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.7 turnovers, 42.5 percent shooting, 44 percent 3-point
Under Avery: 16.6 points, 8.0 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 3.0 turnovers, 39.8 percent shooting, 29.5 percent 3-point (27 games)
Under P.J.: 23.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 59.8 percent shooting, 1.8 blocks
Under Avery: 17.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 50.2 percent shooting, 2.4 blocks (21 games)
Under P.J.: 18.2 points, 47.7 percent shooting, 36.8 percent 3-point
Under Avery: 16.9 points, 42.1 percent shooting, 37.3 percent 3-point (28 games)
Shooting percentages have gone up dramatically, which has brought out the potential everyone has seen when this team was constructed during the off-season. The fast pace offense has helped not just the stars, but the bench players as well. Consistently though, that may be a stretch but if Mirza Teletovic can play like he did against the Kings, then the Nets have depth at the power forward position. Kris Humphries can be good but Teletovic has a different game. His jump-shooting can really stretch the floor while Lopez has the block by himself, versus Reggie Evans who passes up lay-ups. That all depends on Coach Carlesimo but I'm sure he will do that if Teletovic continues to make three-pointers and block shots.
The Nets are 12-0 when they play teams who have losing records. They have a couple of winnable games coming up. Either way things are looking good for Coach Carlesimo and if they get better, he will be the permanent Head coach. Furthermore, some of the Nets already like his style.
Source - ESPN.com