The Brooklyn Nets have gotten out of the blocks at 4-2 this year, and they clearly finally look like the playoff team that owner Mikhail Prokhorov promised fans of the team when he bought the team a few years ago. Free agents are starting to flock to the big city now that the team is gone from New Jersey, and that includes the big names and the savvy veterans that provide the glue for the club. One of the men that joined Brooklyn this year is Jerry Stackhouse, and he continues to provide some key minutes off of the bench for the Nets.
Stackhouse isn’t a star any longer at this point in his NBA career, but he can still be a viable asset for any team in the league with his sharpshooting abilities. In his very first game with the team, Stack came off of the bench and scored 11 points en route to a 107-68 romp of the Orlando Magic. In his brief stint this season with the Nets spanning three games, Stackhouse has scored 6.7 points per game and has 1.3 assists, 1.0 rebounds, and 0.3 blocks per game to boot.
Stackhouse was added to the roster when Gerald Wallace got injured on November 3rd. Once upon a time in his career, the veteran was a man that played a lot like Wallace does, but in this case, he is just trying to bolster the shooting guard position, which his clearly the weakest that this team has when healthy. Marshon Brooks and Joe Johnson are both great swingmen, but aside from that, there isn’t a lot of depth here for the Nets at the guard position. Stackhouse brings some help to the position along with CJ Watson and Tyshawn Taylor.
Though Stackhouse isn’t quite the same player that he once was, he clearly is still a viable asset for the Nets this year. If Brooklyn is going to make for great NBA picks as the season continues, you can bet that Stackhouse is going to be a key cog in the puzzle.