HoopsHype Mason Plumlee rumors

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Mason Plumlee is a big man. A big, BIG man. Exactly how big? Six feet, 11 inches, and 235 pounds. On Saturday when Plumlee selflessly leaped out of bounds to save a play against the Charlotte Hornets, he nearly flattened a very, very small child. How small? Odds has it at under 95 pounds, soaking wet and holding a brick, and probably less than five feet tall. So the face the little kid made after the harrowing experience is totally understandable. For The Win

December 1, 2014 Updates

A day after his coach challenged him to play better, Brooklyn Nets big man Mason Plumlee was asked about Lionel Hollins’ critique of his game. “It’s whatever. That’s my quote,” Plumlee replied, shaking his head following Saturday’s practice. ESPN.com

Much was expected of Plumlee in his second NBA season after the strong summer he had, winning gold at the FIBA World Cup as a member of Team USA. But he’s struggled early on and has recently been lifted from the rotation in favor of Jerome Jordan. “Well, it’s been tough. Playing some minutes is tough,” Plumlee said. “You get used to playing 20-25 minutes -- that stretch at the end of [last] season, I got real comfortable getting a lot of minutes. I’m back to playing a minute here, two minutes there, and you just have to build trust with the new staff.” ESPN.com

November 29, 2014 Updates

A day after his coach challenged him to play better, Brooklyn Nets big man Mason Plumlee was asked about Lionel Hollins’ critique of his game. “It’s whatever. That’s my quote,” Plumlee replied, shaking his head following Saturday’s practice. Much was expected of Plumlee in his second NBA season after the strong summer he had, winning gold at the FIBA World Cup as a member of Team USA. But he’s struggled early on, and has recently been lifted from the rotation in favor of Jerome Jordan. ESPN.com

November 24, 2014 Updates

But while the results haven’t been what he or the team would like, Plumlee said the bigger issue for him is trying to do too much. “By the end of last year I kind of had a rhythm, I was playing extended minutes, and to go from that back to spot minutes is an adjustment,” Plumlee said. “I have to be better in the minutes I have. “I’m not always getting a lather, I’m not always getting a sweat, and I think that’s probably the biggest thing. I don’t think it’s so much style of play, or anything like that, but I think that’s why I’ll be in foul trouble a lot. … I’ll be eager to do something, instead of just playing the same way in a shorter time period and building off of that, where you’re not pressing, you’re not forcing things.” New York Post

November 15, 2014 Updates

Lot of surprises there, including Lopez' teammate Mason Plumlee ahead of Tim Duncan. Then again, Hollins is mostly using Plumlee only against bench players so he's boosting numbers that way. Same might be true of Gobert. Omer Asik, Roy Hibbert, Gasol, those are all established. Maybe most impressive is Robin Lopez and Chris Kaman's numbers together. That's a big deal for Portand, who was atrocious last year at defense. They finished 16th in defensive efficiency, but had outlier performances against the West that were much worse. They've ticked up to 10th this season. CBSSports.com

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Nets Daily: team insider says @Mason Plumlee has "more swagger" after his FIBA summer. We'll see tonight. Can't let Sullinger grab 20 boards again. Twitter @NetsDaily

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