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Starter: Kris Humphries (27)
Reserves: Reggie Evans (32), Tornike Shengelia (20) & Mirza Teletovic (26)
Starting power forward Kris Humphries is one of the elite rebounders in the NBA. As he displayed in 2012, he also has a growing offensive attack. Put those pieces together and you've got yourself a premier player on the rise.
All the Brooklyn Nets can hope for is that the players behind him will perform at an adequate enough level when Humphries is off the court.
Fortunately, the team has three quality players to turn to. Reggie Evans is a rebounding machine with postseason experience, while Tornike Shengelia and Mirza Teletovic are coming over from Europe with loads of potential. Shengelia, meanwhile, is coming off of an excellent Summer League campaign and appears ready to contribute off of the bat.
Now back to Reggie Evans.
Tornike Shengelia and Mirza Teletovic are younger and more likely to become greater players in the long-run. Evans, however, was a key player in the Los Angeles Clippers' improbable run to the Western Conference Semi-Finals due to his aggressive rebounding and physical defense.
And this little thing called flopping.
Due to the positive characteristics outlined, the Nets will lean on him heavily come the postseason. Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez are both inexperienced in the postseason, which leaves the frontcourt in need of veteran leadership.
Reggie Evans will be the X-Factor regardless of the minutes he receives.
X-Factor: Reggie Evans