Preseason3 BKN Nets vs MIA Heat: Finding 15-Man Roster
With Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez getting alternate rest in Preseason Game 1 and 2, it is clear that Coach Atkinson wants to use this game to continue evaluating which players will make the cut to the 15-man roster and which ones will get sent to the D-League.
The good news is Lin will play although it might be limited so Coach Atkinson can make more evaluation for Isiah Whitehead, Yogi Ferrel, Jorge Gutierrez
It is possible that as Coach Atkinson will play the starters and the 2nd unit more time in the last 3 preseason games after he finishes conducting his 15-man roster evaluation.
Here is a possible depth chart showing who are most likely to make it to the 15-man roster
Point Guard (PG): Jeremy Lin, Greivis Vasquez, Isaiah Whitehead
Shooting Guard (SG): Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF), Sean Kilpatrick, Randy Foye, Joe Harris (SG/SF)
Small Forward (SF): Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert (SF/SG)
Power Forward (PF): Trevor Booker, Luis Scola, Anthony Bennet
Center (C): Brook Lopez, Justin Hamilton, Chris McCullough
On the bubble: Yogi Ferrell, Beau Beech, Jorge Gutierrez and Egidijus Mockevicius will most likely be sent to the D-League.
It will be interesting to watch how Jeremy Lin play together with Justin Hamilton who will start in place of Brook Lopez. Will Joe Harris continue to impress with his 3pt shooting? And will Mockevicious impress his rebounding skills or even try to make some 3s?
Let’s hope and pray that JLin and the Nets continue to play well and both teams have good health. Let’s go, JLin! Let’s go, Nets!