The Brooklyn Nets season re-start needs a, well, re-start. After getting crushed by the New Orleans Pelicans in their first scrimmage - to be fair, this wasn’t the Brooklyn Nets that we know, this was Nets-lite, with all the injuries and whatnot - the Nets get another crack at it, taking on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon.
WHO: Nets at Spurs [scrimmage]
WHERE: YES Network
WHEN: 4:30 PM EST
For more on the Spurs, check out Pounding the Rock.
Although Jacque Vaughn hasn’t said who he’ll be using vs. the Spurs in the 4:30 p.m. game at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, he’s hinted that in addition to Crawford and Hall, it’s possible Caris LeVert may not play. Two rotation players who didn’t play Wednesday are expected to join the fray: Joe Harris and Tyler Johnson. Expect Harris to play the 3 and maybe the 4, Johnson the 1 and the 2. In addition, Justin Anderson who joined practice earlier in the week will also get his first minutes.
“I feel really good,” said Johnson after a full week of practice. “The offense is actually very player-oriented. It allows you to get in spots and just play your game. Fortunately enough, it’s pretty easy to pick up the offense. Now it’s about getting the feel for how everyone plays in an actual game...
“I’m not looking to do too, too much,” said Johnson. “I’m trying to play within the confines of the offense. But really just bridge that gap — be able to put the ball in the bucket and then get guys involved. Play with high-intensity. I’m a two-way player, that’s how I’ve been my entire career. Help get stops and help some of the young guys and help them get to their spots and be where they’re supposed to be.”