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Sergey Karasev | Forward | #10

Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/26/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 213
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / CLE
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Sergey Karasev hopes to return to the NBA after playing one season for Zenit St. Petersburg in Russia.
Karasev said he signed overseas "to play in a team [he] can lead," after averaging a mere 11.7 minutes per game in three seasons with the Cavs and Nets. "It will be easier for me to prove that I am ready to return to the NBA after playing a season in Euroleague," he said. Fantasy owners can ignore him until further notice. Aug 7 - 10:44 PM

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Sergey Karasev has signed a deal to play for Zenit in St. Petersburg in Russia.

He probably didn't get much NBA interest after an underwhelming stint with the Nets. We'll let you know if he pops back up on the NBA radar.
Jul 1 - 9:33 AM

Sergey Karasev is planning to play in Russia for the 2016-17 season, according to league sources.

Karasev will reportedly return to Russia to play for his father, Vasily, at Zenit in St. Petersburg. We'll keep an eye on the situation, but it looks like fantasy owners can take Karasev off their draft boards for next season.
Jun 7 - 11:27 AM

Sergey Karasev is unlikely to suit up for the Nets next season.

The Nets declined to pickup their team option on Karasev for the 2016-17 season, so he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Karasev has reportedly already begun training for next season, and his father stated during a recent interview that he will look at all his options this offseason, including a return to Europe. Karasev has been in the league for three years and has never established himself as a rotation player, so his fantasy value is right around nil.
Source: Sportando
May 25 - 12:40 PM

Sergey Karasev (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

He's not a part of the rotation, so there's no fantasy spin here.
Apr 13 - 6:23 PM

Sergey Karasev (personal) will not play on Monday.

He hasn't been in the rotation anyway. Wayne Ellington will start and should get minutes in the 20s.
Apr 11 - 6:01 PM

Sergey Karasev was a DNP-CD on Thursday.

He and Wayne Ellington basically swap roles. Karasev and Ellington are not fantasy options.
Mar 31 - 10:34 PM

Sergey Karasev scored three points in 18 minutes against the Heat on Monday with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

Hopefully you didn't add him after his fluky 17-point game on Saturday. Karasev will be too inconsistent to use in almost any league.
Mar 28 - 9:45 PM

Sergey Karasev said that he hopes to remain in the NBA next season as opposed to returning to Europe.

"Everybody knows that this is my third year and I'm going to be an unrestricted free agent," Karasev said. "I have an opportunity to play right now and work hard try to improve my game, try to show coaches and show this league I can be here and can be successful here." The Nets are basically giving him an audition right now which explains his recent uptick in minutes, and he responded with 17 points on Saturday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. The Nets play five games this coming week, so keep an eye on him in deeper leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Mar 27 - 9:53 AM

Sergey Karasev scored 17 points in a start against the Pacers on Saturday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He was fantastic and chances are he might get another chance with Wayne Ellington out of the picture. The problem with using Karasev in fantasy is that he might be yanked to play the younger guys. Unless you really hate the guy at the end of your deep league bench, it's still tough to add Karasev even with five games coming up.
Mar 26 - 9:07 PM

The Nets are expected to stick with the same rotation for Saturday against the Pacers.

That means Sergey Karasev starts, Wayne Ellington won't be in the rotation and Willie Reed is inactive. Shane Larkin, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are in the starting lineup with Karasev.
Mar 26 - 4:26 PM

Sergey Karasev started on Thursday with three points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

The Nets gave him a quick chance and he might get a couple more starts. However, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson should be starting soon. Leave Karasev on the wire.
Mar 24 - 11:20 PM

Sergey Karasev will start Thursday vs. the Cavs with Wayne Ellington coming off the bench.

The Nets want to get a look at some of the younger guys on the roster, so Ellington could fall out of the rotation entirely upon his demotion to the second-unit. Karasev will see some increased opportunity tonight, but with a tough matchup against Cleveland, he's a risky guy to deploy in most settings. Shane Larkin, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez will join Karasev in the starting five for tonight's game.

Tony Brown said that he plans to move Sergey Karasev into the starting lineup.

Karasev will likely replace Wayne Ellington in the starting five for Thursday's game against the Cavs, but he won't be a very attractive option in most formats given the tough matchup. Karasev put up 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with five boards, five assists and one turnover in his previous start, so this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues.
Mar 23 - 1:39 PM

Sergey Karasev will be placed on the inactive list for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) returning to the active roster.

Karasev played 32 minutes in a start against the Bulls on Thursday, but he'll go back to being a non-factor in all leagues with RHJ active. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 22 - 5:59 PM

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