September 20, 2017, 7:26 pm
Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson said Isaiah Whitehead will have to compete for minutes this season.
“He’s gotta compete. He’s gotta compete for minutes, compete for a job,” Atkinson said. Despite a solid rookie year for Isaiah Whitehead, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Nets have added D’Angelo Russell with the hope that he will be a major franchise building block. Not to mention, the Nets have a full backcourt with guys like Jeremy Lin, Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert all fighting for minutes. Whitehead’s fearlessness could set him apart and earn him in some minutes in a loaded rotation. He is not projected to be a fantasy asset.