Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Jarrett Allen, who missed the Summer League with a hip injury, said he's back working out with teammates and coaches.

This is a sign that he should be good to go for training camp. Allen is in one of the best spots for rookies, as the Nets are rebuilding and his only competition for minutes right now is Timofey Mozgov and his bloated contract. "It’s definitely an opportunity,’’ Allen said. "A lot of rookies aren’t in the same position that I am, to be able to come in and play immediately or gets minutes like I will. So it’s nothing but good for me." A 6'10" big man with a 7'5" wingspan, Allen is a sleeper late in drafts for his shot-blocking prowess and ability to finish around the rim.
Source: NY Post
Aug 14 - 12:48 PM

Caris LeVert and Sean Kilpatrick have worked out with Steve Nash and Kevin Durant this summer.

Nash is now the Warriors' Player Development Consultant and this was a week-long training program. LeVert has reportedly been very busy this summer and is putting his offseason to good use after he had to get over a foot fracture last summer. The addition of Allen Crabbe does hurt his playing time, but LeVert could still get 22-26 minutes even off the bench.
Source: Slam
Aug 12 - 5:43 PM

Timofey Mozgov scored 20 points with five rebounds in a friendly against Hungary on Friday.

He didn't take any 3-pointers for the Russian national team. Mozgov is hopeful he can add that to his game, but it won't be easy. While he was just 7-of-40 from deep in his career, he was 13-of-34 (38.2 percent) on his shots from 20-24 feet over the last three season. He's a terrible fit for the NBA's reigning fastest team, so he's not a great fantasy target.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 11 - 5:27 PM

Nets GM Sean Marks said he believes Allen Crabbe can take his game to "another level."

"He’s got a chip on his shoulder, and he wants to take his game to another level, all-around facets," Marks said. "It’s not just shooting. It’s defense. It’s everything." Crabbe shot 44.4 percent from deep last season which ranked third in the NBA, but he ranked 91st out of 94 shooting guards in defensive real plus-minus and had a dreadful subpar rating of 108.9. He's expected to start at small forward and should be a key contributor on an offense that launched the fourth most triples last season, so he's become a nice option in the later rounds.
Source: NY Post
Aug 6 - 12:16 PM

Nets sign G Jeremy Senglin.

Like Damian Lillard, Senglin played four years at Weber State with his best year coming in his senior season. The 6'2" Senglin averaged 21.2 points per game with a whopping 3.8 treys per outing, so he can fill it up. The Nets actually traded away the pick that turned out to be Damian Lillard in a deal for Gerald Wallace, so maybe their luck will go in the other direction here. Senglin will need a tremendous camp to make the team.
Aug 4 - 3:51 PM

Nets sign G Milton Doyle.

He is likely just a camp body for the Nets, who now actually have some decent depth on the perimeter. Doyle played four years at Loyola University Chicago with 13.3 points per game.
Aug 4 - 3:47 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will open training camp as the starting power forward according to head coach Kenny Atkinson.

The Nets are loaded with wings, so this is fantastic news for Hollis-Jefferson. He does have some fresh competition in DeMarre Carroll, but RHJ had a lot of success at the four last season and the Nets should prioritize his development. His perimeter shooting is still a major work in progress, but RHJ should be a nice fantasy asset for those targeting steals -- he's averaged 1.8 steals per 36 minutes in his first two seasons.
Source: ESPN
Aug 3 - 1:07 PM

Jeremy Lin believes that the Nets can make the playoffs next year.

"I still feel like we can make the playoffs. I know everyone will laugh, but that’s not a problem," said Lin. "Hopefully we can perform exceptionally well. Everyone thinks we’ll suck, so I feel like we don’t have a lot of pressure." Lin went on to say that he believes he'll have no issues playing alongside D'Angelo Russell and he thinks the two can share the backcourt with Lin starting at the two-spot.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 2 - 10:54 AM

Nets waive G Archie Goodwin.

He had a solid summer league, but the addition of Allen Crabbe likely sealed Goodwin's fate. He has an NBA body and can get to the rim, but his lack of a jumper has been a thorn in his side for his career. He'll likely get a camp invite in October.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 2:15 PM

General manager Sean Marks said the Nets still have a "long, long way to go" and that he's not "too focused" on the playoffs.

"We’re obviously making steps that everybody can see," Marks said. "We are going younger, we got a youth movement here, we’ve got guys that are versatile and still have a lot of upside." Like the Suns, the Nets are openly saying they're going to lean on their younger guys and are basically saying player development trumps a postseason run. We could see more minutes going to guys like Jarrett Allen late in the season.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 27 - 9:55 PM

According to Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily, the word around Brooklyn is that Allen Crabbe will start at small forward.

If true, this means the Nets will likely roll with a first unit of Jeremy Lin, D'Angelo Russell, Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Timofey Mozgov, with Caris LeVert, Sean Kilpatrick and DeMarre Carroll seeing significant minutes off the bench. Crabbe was 3rd in the NBA in 3-point percentage last season, but he's looking forward to an "expanded role" and hopes to prove that he's more than just a shooter. Crabbe's fantasy arrow is pointing up and he's now on the radar in the later rounds.
Jul 27 - 11:06 AM

Allen Crabbe has been traded to the Nets for Andrew Nicholson.

The Nets have had a clear interest in Crabbe for a while now, and now they'll finally get their man after trying to steal him away from Portland as a restricted free agent last summer with a four-year deal worth $75 million. Crabbe will have a good chance to start with the Nets next season, and he'll look to improve upon his numbers from his 2016-17 campaign in which he produced averages of 10.7 points and 1.7 triples per game on 46.8 percent shooting. He's lights out from beyond the arc, but unless he can improve on the defensive stats, he won't be much more than a late-round guy.
Jul 25 - 2:41 PM

Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily said that Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell are seen as the only "untouchables" on Brooklyn's roster.

The Nets are very high on the 22-year-old LeVert and he played well at the Summer League, averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys on 47.5 percent shooting. LeVert won't handle the ball too much next season with the Nets expected to start Jeremy Lin and Russell in the backcourt, but he should still be a nice source of points, steals and treys. He's a late-round flier for now and his value would jump if the Nets take the training wheels off and give him minutes in the high 20s or low 30s out of the gate.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 25 - 11:10 AM

Timofey Mozgov said he's going to surprise people by showcasing his 3-point shot next season.

Mozgov does have a decent mid-range game, but he's 7-of-40 from beyond the arc in his career. "I’ve already talked with the coach," he said. "It seems to me, this year it will surprise many that I’ll can shoot the [3-point shot]. It will be interesting. But we'll see." Mozgov will play for Russia in Eurobasket next month, so we'll get an idea of his progress then. Mozgov may be the starter on opening night in Brooklyn, but he will have to fend off intriguing rookie Jarrett Allen. With averages of 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and just 0.6 blocks per contest last season, he won't be a recommended fantasy target.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 24 - 10:14 AM

The Nets have signed Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract.

Ouattara spent the 2016-17 with AS Monaco Basket in France where he averaged 11.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting. The 25-year-old SG is nicknamed "The Dunkmaster" and also has range out to the 3-point line, connecting on 40.0 percent of his triples last season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 8:55 AM


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