While it seems like the Nets roster gets more and more scarce every time the team takes the court, they may have found their silver lining on Tuesday. Jarrett Allen was inserted into the starting lineup for DeAndre Jordan for the first time this season and he showed up and showed out. Allen’s final stat line was 19 points, 18 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Another bright spot for the Nets was shooting guard Bruce Brown who started in place of the injured Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie will be out for the remainder of the year so it is possible that Brown’s role may increase as the season progresses. He is completely prepared for that.

‘Next Man up’ Has Been Nets Motto

“Kev texted us and said, ‘Next man up,’” Brown said to reporters on a Zoom call after Tuesday’s blowout. “We’re all ready. We all know, when our time comes, we are going to be ready. People took the challenge tonight to step up and play well, and we did that.” Kevin Durant will be sidelined for at least the next three games in compliance with the league’s COVID-19 protocols so he expects Brown and others to continue to carry the ship.