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.
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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.
That feeling when you’re 2-0 heading into a Bye Week…😁 pic.twitter.com/uKaX7zZqyQ
— NetsGC (@netsgamingcrew) April 13, 2019
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.