Brooklyn Nets: 3 reasons why the Nets are finally a .500 team in January

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Deep team

One of the more surprising things about the Nets’ recent stretch is that they are sort of enigma.

Sure, a guy like D’Angelo Russell might be a little more well-known to the casual fan, but the Nets’ roster is built very carefully and exclusively with hand-picked talent.

Overall, the Nets are probably a bunch of guys you never heard of.

But, that is the exact beauty to it. The enigma to them is what brings them together and exactly what the front office and coaching wanted.

But, the Nets being, to quote myself “a bunch of guys” is working.

At the time the team reached this 23-23 record, the Nets have six players averaging 10 or more points per game.

They could put out an entire lineup and bench guy of double-digit scorers.

They also have six players who have played in 40 or more games, so despite the massive loss that was Caris LeVert to injury, the Nets are playing a lot of games as a unit, all with each other.

The Nets are doing a great job of playing well as a team. That is not a generic statement either. It might be a little unorthodox in the NBA today, but the Nets are getting everyone to contribute enough, without someone contributing all.

That is why they win games. That is why they are difficult to stop. Spencer Dinwiddie might be the go-to guy for a three with the game on the line, and a building block, but this is the first time I’m mentioning him in this article.

That just goes to show you how many different players have a unique, but noteworthy role on this team.

Of course, there are many reasons why the Nets are at .500. However, those are the first three that came to my mind.

It takes everything going well to make a run in the playoffs.

But, to me, if the Nets keep getting significant, all-star caliber play from Russell, keep draining the deep ball, and keep getting enough from everyone, they will make the playoffs.

So, Nets fans, or sports fans who just love a great underdog story, enjoy the rest of this Nets season.

No one know how long this run can go on for. No one really knows if its magic or actual skill. But I am leaning towards the latter of that statement.

Next. Find out where the Nets landed on our latest edition of the EWB Power Rankings. dark

It is January 17 and the Nets are a .500 team. What a wild time.