The Brooklyn Nets currently hold the third seed in the Eastern Conference and have gone 12-3 under new head coach P.J. Carlesimo. Even still, there are a few players on the squad who need to step up their play in the second half.
There have been a few guys who have actually produced above what was expected, making the poor play of others seem somewhat mitigated.
Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans have played exceptionally well.
Blatche is dropping 11.0 points per game and has compiled a player efficiency rating (PER) of 23.2. Evans, on the other hand, has grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game for a PER of 10.8.
While their performances have somewhat masked the fact that others are underperforming, it's key that those guys improve in the second half.
If Carlesimo and the Nets are ready to make a run at the NBA Finals, they'll need everyone on the roster firing on all cylinders.