Coach Hue Jackson sold DeShone Kizer as someone who could be the team’s long-term answer and could help the offense be dynamic.

Parker, 35, spent time working on a rehabilitation assignment with the team’s G League affiliate, and mentioned early on during his recovery that he expected to return to the court in January. But when Parker returned for training camp with a clean bill of health in late September, he moved up the timeline, saying he would like to return sometime in November.

Alone in the frontcourt for an uncontested dunk, James tried to showboat and rocketed the ball off the back of the rim, a miss that stunned the three-time champion and the crowd of 20,000-plus fans. James then forced a long 3-pointer on Cleveland’s next possession and before long the Nets were even at 20-all when Zeller made his first 3 of the season.

Nets: C Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle) worked out before the game, but did not play. The eighth-year pro was injured Sunday against Golden State. … G Spencer Dinwiddie started his fourth straight game in place of injured G D’Angelo Russell (left knee surgery). He scored a career-high 25 points Friday against Utah. “Game by game, he’s getting better and more comfortable and more aggressive,” coach Kenny Atkinson said. . Brooklyn hasn’t beaten Cleveland in consecutive matchups since Jan. 4-March 28, 2014.

An 0-10 record and 14 interceptions later, Jackson is promising to keep Kizer on the field for the final six games to find out everything he can about the rookie QB. The roster around Kizer provides little help, but Kizer struggled against the Jaguars on Sunday. What Jackson has found out so far has not been overwhelmingly positive. — Pat McManamon
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