Mason Plumlee is now the Nets third string center.
Lionel Hollins confirmed that All-Rookie Team center last season is now behind Jerome Jordan in the Nets rotation and that Plumlee needs to do one thing to get back in his good graces.
Lionel on Mason: "He. Has. To. Play. Better." #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) November 28, 2014
He says he's seen enough.
Hollins: "I found out earlier when I was going with Mirza and Mason, we got outrebounded and we didn't guard the basket at all." #Nets— Rod Boone (@rodboone) November 28, 2014
Doesn't sound like Lionel Hollins will use a lineup with Mirza and Mason anytime soon. Also, Jerome Jordan remains ahead of Mase in rotation— Rod Boone (@rodboone) November 28, 2014
And he explained what he likes about Jordan, who doesn't even have a guaranteed deal.
Hollins said he trusts Jerome Jordan when he's on the court. "Jerome is 6-11 and he plays 6-11, so when he comes in we still have a big in."— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) November 28, 2014
As we noted the other day, in the last four games, Jordan has played 37 minutes, almost double Plumlee's 19. Over those four games, Jordan scored 10 points and grabbed 11 boards, while Plumlee recorded 10 and four. Of course, it's not all about the bigs. As Joe Johnson says, it's about staying power.
Joe pointed out #Nets struggles in the fourth. They rank dead-last in final period field-goal percentage since Nov. 9 (35.2 percent).— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) November 28, 2014
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