Nets GC Week 3 Preview
The last time Nets GC took center stage, the team hurtled out to a 2-0 start to the season. In week one, the team’s first-ever NBA 2K League regular-season action, Nets GC defeated Magic Gaming (2-2) and Kings Guard Gaming (2-2), both of whom feature top-10 picks at point guard. Wavy.zay, Nets GC’s own first-round point guard, more than held his own, averaging a team-high 19 points per game. Coming off a week two bye, Nets GC looks to build on their hot start and stay at the top of the league standings.
On Thursday, April 25, Nets GC plays Raptors Uprising GC (1-3) at 9 pm EST. Raptors Uprising enters the game fresh off a Wednesday-night win over T-Wolves Gaming. The Uprising also benefited from a bye in week two; they changed up their lineup, moving Kenny to point guard, All Hail Trey to the 3, and second-round pick OOC Slim to power forward.
Protecting the rock will be the watchword for Nets GC, as the Uprising, who picked up nine steals in the win over T-Wolves Gaming, love to score from beyond the arc in transition. Nets GC averages just seven turnovers per game, with the team’s two primary ballhandlers—Wavy.zay and Lav—have combined to average a meager 3.5 turnovers per game.
Nets GC then goes up against Blazer5 Gaming at 9 pm EST on Friday, April 26. Blazer5, last year’s best regular-season team, won both of their games in week two, including a nail-biter over Warriors Gaming Squad and a blowout against Lakers Gaming. OneWildWalnut, the lynchpin of Blazer5’s pick-and-roll, won player of the week honors, while point guard MamaImDatMan averaged 17 assists in the doubleheader.
Nets GC knows it needs a staunch pick-and-roll defense, with NateKahl and oShockey leading the team defensive effort. Second-round pick Shuttles contributed five steals in the team’s week one win over Magic Gaming. As a whole, the team has restricted its two regular-season opponents to just 44% on three-point attempt, and opponents have shot 56% from the field, 10% below Nets GC’s season average.