From the moment the Nets added DeAndre Jordan this summer, the center position could’ve gone sideways. Instead it’s been a strength.
Jarrett Allen could’ve chafed at the competition or seen his development stunted. Jordan could’ve sulked over being a reserve or fallen off a cliff like he seemed poised to do with the Knicks.
But instead of pulling the team apart, they’ve pushed each other along — and given the Nets their best center situation in years.
There is only one set of teammates in the entire NBA that has cracked the top 10 in effective field goal percentage: Allen and Jordan.