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15. Tornike Shengelia
Shengelia has only recently gotten an opportunity to showcase his value on the court. The 22-year-old has decent size, checking in at 6'9" and could see himself getting consistent playing time in the near future. Brooklyn is limited at the small forward position—where Shengelia plays—and if he starts knocking down shots, head coach Jason Kidd will have no choice but to put the kid out there.
14. Andrei Kirilenko
The Nets signed Kirilenko to strengthen their bench and possibly fill in for Paul Pierce as the starting small forward in the event of injury.
But that hasn't been the case. With Pierce sidelined again and AK47 still collecting DNPs, Brooklyn is in a difficult position. While Kirilenko's defense, energy and intangibles would bolster the franchise and quell the Nets' need for athleticism and length on the perimeter, it might be time Brooklyn shops around for a 3 that can stay on the court.
13. Jason Terry
Terry has been saddled with injuries and inconsistency. He's missed his last seven games with a bum knee, which could have been responsible for his below-average performance leading up to the hiatus. Terry has shot the ball poorly this season, struggling from the field (38.9 percent) and three-point line (35.3 percent).
If his body continues to limit him, Terry might find himself in the 11-to-15 territory for the duration of this basketball year.
12. Mirza Teletovic
Teletovic is another Nets player cashing in of late on the opportunity presented to him. Against the Los Angeles Lakers (Nov. 27) and Houston Rockets (Nov. 29), Mirza delivered 17 and 19 points off the bench. He knocked down 4-of-7 three-pointers against the Lakers and 3-of-6 against the Rockets. Teletovic has gotten more comfortable scoring from the perimeter and is deserving of a few more pick-and-pop plays being run for him.
11. Reggie Evans
Evans has done his job when called upon this year. Via NBA.com, he's currently getting eight rebound chances per game and is collecting 63.3 percent of those opportunities. He also has the fourth-highest success rate for those under nine chances per game, checking in behind LeBron James (72.2 percent on eight chances), Andrea Bargnani (66.4 percent on 8.2 chances) and Trevor Ariza (63.8 percent on 8.9 chances).