The Brooklyn Nets are openly seeking an offensive identity. They’ve made no secret that they believe finding one will take some time. Kevin Durant and James Harden game into the season healthy, but their “continuity plan” was abruptly shattered with the whole Kyrie Irving absence thing. Nets coach Steve Nash has been experimenting with his lineups all season long.

If you’re going to do it, it’s better to iron on your team’s wrinkles around Thanksgiving than in April, right? But would they really bench a starter to make room for a certain scorching hot reserve?

After a recent win, Nash opened up about their original plans getting derailed with the Irving news.

“I think offensively we have all these different lineups,” Steve Nash shared. “Different backgrounds, styles of play, 10 new players on our team, it takes time. We started the year with a continuity plan from last year that got thrown out the window obviously when Ky didn’t come back, so we’re trying to build and figure it out.”

So the experimenting began. The Nets have deployed 147 unique five-player combinations. That contrasts a bit with other teams. The New York Knicks for example, have only used 80, the Utah Jazz just 74 unique combos.