5 Players Who Must Step Up for Brooklyn Nets' Remaining Games

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5 Players Who Must Step Up for Brooklyn Nets' Remaining Games
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The Brooklyn Nets are in a unique set of circumstances thanks to the congested Eastern Conference. If they play well for the remaining weeks of the regular season, they could rise as high as the No. 3 seed for the playoffs.

If they play poorly, they could quickly sink to the bottom of the standings and find themselves completely out of the postseason race. Such is the nature of the East these days.

Obviously, the Nets chances come down to the play of the 13 men filling out their roster. However, some players must especially improve during the season's final stages if the Nets are to attain their goal.

The performance of the following five players between now and mid-April will determine whether the Nets make the playoffs and what seed they secure. They are ordered in ascending impact on the Nets' hopes.

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