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Brooklyn Nets 2014-2015 Statistical Projections

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With the season upon us, several writers of NetsDaily have decided to give the readers a statistical outlook of the season. Anthony Puccio, Larry Fleisher, Daniel LoGiudice and I all came up with our own projections for the Nets' stats, and then we crunched the numbers. Here are the averages...

Deron Williams: 17.7 points, 7.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 46%, 35.5%

The writers all agree that Williams is due for a resurgent season under new coach Lionel Hollins. These stats mirror the club's first season in Brooklyn rather than Williams shaky year last year for the Nets. With one less mouth to feed in the offense, Paul Pierce, Williams can get his scoring back up and be more of the focal point of the offense. Also, having Brook Lopez back in the starting lineup should yield more assists from the former Utah Jazz star.

Brook Lopez: 19.9 points, 1.7 assists, 6.8 rebounds, 53.5%, no 3P%

This looks like a ho-hum season for Lopez. Just about 19 points and just about seven rebounds all while shooting as efficient as anyone in the league. Lopez is arguably the most skilled offensive big man in the league in terms of scoring, and it will show in his first season back from reconstructive foot surgery. Hollins said that he wants Lopez to be a "force in the paint," and to be more "aggressive." Expect a big offensive season for Lopez, but the writers of ND seem to agree that we won't see a huge improvement in Lopez's rebounding numbers. Even though he possess the size to grab 10 rebounds a night, the writers project him to get seven rebounds per night, a little less than his career mark.

Joe Johnson: 17.1 points, 3.3 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 45%, 39.2%

After heating up in the second half of the season and the postseason, the writers believe that "Joe Cool" is poised for more improvement. Compared to last season, we project Johnson to improve in all categories we listed, except for three-point percentage where he takes a slight dip. Johnson is an efficient baller and in a motion offense that will see him get much more looks off of down screens and hand offs, he can be a force to be reckoned with on the offensive end.

Kevin Garnett: 8.3 points, 1.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 45.6%, no 3P%

These numbers look so bad for Kevin Garnett, but a matter of fact, they are improvements from last season. Garnett averaged six point and six boards in his first season with Brooklyn, but he is expected to have a greater role with the team this season and we all feel that he is due for some bigger numbers. With less of a spaced out offense, expect Garnett to be closer to the paint to grab more rebounds, and he will also thrive off of the attention Lopez garners form opposing big men.

Bojan Bogdanovic: 10.2 points, 2.75 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 43.7%, 37.5%

It is truly tough to gauge how much of an impact Bojan Bogdanovic will make on the court, but if the early reports are true, he will be on the floor and have his shot to prove himself. That being said, the writers of ND all feel that the Croatian star is poised to have a solid year in his rookie campaign. We expect double digit points for the guard/forward while shooting efficiently beyond the arc. Nets fans are very excited for Bogdanovic to play key minutes for Brooklyn, and the writers think that he will add some substance to the hype.

Andrei Kirilenko: 7.2 points, 2.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 48.7%, 20%

Another Net who seems due for a resurgent year, Andrei Kirilenko is hoping that his back spasms are something of the past and that he can get back to prime form. He isn't a top target for the Nets on offense so he won't be scoring much, but AK-47 is one of the Nets best playmakers and can do some damage with the ball in his hands. The writers believed that Kirilenko is due for a bounce back campaign and that he can find his mid-range jump shot, something that went awry last season.

Mirza Teletovic: 10 points, 1.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 43.8% 39.3%

Mason Plumlee gets all the talk of being the Nets' breakout player candidate, but Mirza Teletovic needs to start getting some respect; the writers of NetsDaily believe he is due for a big year. The King of Bosnia became a lethal weapon for Jason Kidd and the team to use last season in times of need when the Nets were failing to create anything on the offensive end. This preseason, it looks as if Teletovic has realized he is a quality player and has taken the ball to the rim more often than last season. Of course it's a small sample size, but the writers believe that with a more efficient shot selection, Teletovic will shoot much better from the floor.

Mason Plumlee: 8.2 points, 1.1 assists, 5.8 rebounds, 58.5%, no 3P%

As said before, everyone knows that Mason Plumlee should have a breakout campaign with the Nets in his second year with the club. Plumlee filled in for Kevin Garnett last season when the 19 year vet came down with back spasms, and he did a better job than anyone could have imagined. Now, after a run with Team USA over the summer, we project Plumlee to continue his upward trend. The 22 pick in the 2013 draft is expected to take his game outside of the paint in year two, so the writers expect a decline in field-goal percentage, but do see him getting an enhanced role in the offense and scoring more, especially when on the floor with the likes of Lopez and Teletovic in the frontcourt.

Jarrett Jack: 11.5 points, 4.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 43.8%, 35.4%

Shaun Livingston's replacement may end up putting up better numbers than Livingston. The writers expect a big year out of Jarrett Jack, posting numbers that mirror his stint with the Warriors rather than with the Cavaliers. Jack loves to get out in transition and pull up from 15 feet, which will hurt his field goal percentage, but we still think that Jack will put the ball in the bucket for the Nets' second unit. Jack is adept as a playmaker, and he can create for himself, but also dish the ball to his teammates. Jack can fit in great with the Nets explosive bench.

Alan Anderson: 6.7 points, 1.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds,  39.5%, 34%

Alan Anderson was a key cog to the Nets success last season. He started some for Brooklyn-namely games six and seven against the Raptors in the first round last season-but with additions such as Bogdanovic and Jack, Anderson will not be called on as much. He is still a glue guy who does a lot of the little things on the roster, but the writers project that AA will take a step back from a statistical standpoint in his second year with the club.

Sergey Karasev: 3.1 points, 1.1 assists, 0.7 rebounds, 39.3%, 32%

Sergey Karasev is a project. The Nets believe that he has potential to turn into a solid role player, but this season Nets fans need to temper expectations. Karasev can shoot the rock, and can sneakily facilitate, but with the way the roster is constructed, it is difficult to see the second year pro getting significant minutes.

Markel Brown: 4.4 points, 1.3 assists, 1.3 rebounds, 40.1%, 32.3%

Markel Brown has reportedly impressed at training camp with the Nets and that has led us to project a higher output than Karasev. Brown is a freakish athlete who can do multiple things on the court. If he can establish himself in the preseason and get an opportunity early in the season, the rook may cruise past our statistical projections.

Marquis Teague: 2 points, .6 assists, .9 rebounds, 36%, 26%

Teague, like some of the other young guns on the roster, is a developmental piece. The guard will not see major minutes barring injuries and will likely only get in late in blowout games. If Teague can work on his three-point shot and become more of a threat to create for others, he can work his way into the rotation, but that has yet to be seen.

We left some guys off who may make the roster, but the writers went with guys who are seen as "locks" to make the roster. It also must be noted that these averages should be taken with a grain of salt. The numbers add up to huge totals but it must be noted that not every guy is going to play every game, and that we do not know how many minutes each guys will play.

Let us know in the comment section your stat projections for the Nets this season!