The Nets have a loaded frontcourt with plenty of options, highlighted by the 5 spot.
Prior to Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Steve Nash spoke about LaMarcus Aldridge, the seven-time NBA All-Star who signed with the Nets on Sunday. The Nets head coach is already setting the bar high, touting the newest (6’11”) big as a potential starter for the Nets at the five.
“He definitely can compete to start but we’ll see how it plays out,” Nash said. “We got to get him up to speed with his conditioning, integrated with the team, comfortable with what we do and with his teammates. There’s plenty of time so he definitely can start.
“For us, it’s more about that connectivity and finding that balance with different rotations, different lineups, different players feeling like they having an understanding together. That’s what we need to develop.”
What this means for current starting center, DeAndre Jordan, who has manned those duties since Jarrett Allen was sent to Cleveland, that’s unclear.