Atlantic Notes: Kurucs, Celtics, Bolden, Ntilikina

As the Nets have played well in recent weeks, one of the bright spots has been the play and development of Rodions Kurucs, the 20-year-old rookie selected in the second round of the 2018 draft. As Greg Joyce writes for The New York Post, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson believes that there is more to come for Kurucs.

Kurucs is coming off a career-high 24 points against the Pacers, a game in which he often spent his time on the floor guarding Victor Oladipo. As Joyce points out, Atkinson thinks that his recent play isn’t a flash in the pan situation, as he has been impressed with the rookie’s awareness on the floor.

Kurucs received his opportunity to start when Allen Crabbe went down with an injury, but with the way Kurucs is playing, it will be tough for the Nets, winners of eight of the past nine games, to take Kurucs out of the starting lineup.

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2 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Kurucs, Celtics, Bolden, Ntilikina

  1. Z-A

    If you get 4 blocks as a fill in, take that all day. Dont care what you score.

    • GuruGray

      They were legit blocks too. He wasn’t doing that Hassan Whiteside over help stuff to chase numbers. Played well within the flow of the game against a depleted Raptors frontcourt

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