Player News - Nets

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The Nets may explore the marketplace for Mason Plumlee this offseason, according to sources of Marc Stein.

Plumlee's trade value isn't great right now, and with his yearly salary very affordable, it wouldn't make much sense for them to move him. We'll continue to follow this story closely over the course of the offseason, but at this point, it doesn't seem likely Plumlee will be the guy who is sent elsewhere. Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams have all popped up in the rumor mill as trade candidates, and they are the most likely players to be dealt. Plumlee's fantasy value isn't great playing behind Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 3:27 PM

Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks has decided to part ways with the team after 20 years with the franchise.

Marks is well respected around the league and he shouldn't have any trouble landing his next job. The move is believed to be a cost-saving maneuver, as every basketball decision the Nets have made this year has involved reducing the salary. In addition to the $84 million Brooklyn will pay in salary next season, they will also have to chip in an additional $20.5 million due to the luxury tax. That's a lot of dinero to pay for a non-championship caliber team.
May 26 - 3:09 PM

There is belief around the league that Mikhail Prokhorov hasn't had any interested buyers for the Nets due to the deal he struck that ties the sale of the team to the Barclays Center.

The rumor around the league is that Prokhorov can't sell the team without selling the arena and the belief around the league is that has scared off potential buyers. Prokhorov has insisted that he is still committed to the Nets, but the prevailing thought is that he would unload the team for the right price. While this situation is largely shrouded is mystery, it doesn't seem like a sale of the team is imminent.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 1:52 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to explore a trade of Jarrett Jack, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Jack is due $12.6 million over the next two seasons with only partial guarantees for the 2016-17 season and the Nets will try to move Jack and his contract to free up some cap space, according to Stein. While Jack serves as a solid bench option no matter where he lands, he won't see enough minutes to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues unless injuries to a starter force him into a starting role.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:43 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to make a push to re-sign Thaddeus Young.

Young is expected to opt out of his $10.2 million player option for the 2015-16 season and will have plenty of suitors if he hits the market as a free agent. The Nets are expected to make a big push to retain both Young and Brook Lopez in order to keep their frontcourt intact and have already told Young they'd like him back next season. Young had a strong finish to his 2014-15 season and should serve as a mid-to-late round fantasy option next season if he winds up back in Brooklyn.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:32 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic said that he enjoys playing in the NBA now that he's experienced it.

Imagine that? "Honestly, before arriving I was not a big fan of the NBA, that's why I had decided to stay in Europe, in Fenerbahce," he said. "But when I arrived, I saw that it was really another world, a world unto itself, everything is arranged differently. I can say that I have now become a fan of the NBA." Bogdanovic will be looking to take another step forward in his sophomore NBA season, and he could be looking at a much larger role if Joe Johnson and his expiring contract are traded.
Source: Nets Daily
May 25 - 10:03 AM

Sergey Karasev (knee) said he's working hard to prep for what he hopes will be a big 2015-16 season.

Karasev said his surgically-repaired MCL is progressing well and is hoping to have a breakout season in what will be his third year in the NBA. "This year, I felt that there was progress, getting playing time, being in the starting five for a month and a half and feeling that I could safely play in this league," the 21-year-old said. "Then it so happened that I went back to the bench, and then came this injury. I think I made gains this season. All the same if you play in this league, it is not possible to deteriorate, because everything here is top notch." While Karasev showed flashes in his second NBA season, he'll need to earn more consistent minutes before he lands on standard league fantasy radars.
Source: Nets Daily
May 19 - 12:54 PM

The Nets will not make a qualifying offer to Jerome Jordan, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Nets are simply looking to keep as much flexibility as possible, so this isn't surprising. Jordan could potentially return to Brooklyn, but he likely won't be a priority after averaging just 3.1 points and 2.4 boards in 44 regular-season appearances. Jordan isn't on the fantasy radar.
May 16 - 11:51 AM

Alan Anderson underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle on Tuesday, and Anderson is expected to resume basketball activities in July.

Anderson is expected to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. As far as fantasy basketball is concerned, Anderson isn't much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 3:27 PM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

The Nets may explore trading Joe Johnson, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Johnson still has $24.8 million and two years left on his contract, but Aldridge writes he'd have no shortage of suitors if the Nets put him on the trade block. With the team looking to build around Brook Lopez, Johnson may very well find himself sporting a new uniform next year, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect too much no matter where he plays as Johnson will turn 34 this summer and is coming off a down season during which he averaged 14.4 points, 4.8 boards, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 10:18 AM

The Nets are not looking to buyout Deron Williams, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Despite calls for the Nets to buyout Williams via the stretch provision, Aldridge reports that the Nets aren't interested in paying Williams $43 million not to play. While still only 30 years old, Williams' play has slipped over the past two season and he finished 2014-15 with averages of just 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers on 38.7 percent shooting from the field. Fantasy owners would be wise to forget the Deron Williams of old on draft day and way until the middle-to-late rounds to draft him.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 9:51 AM

The Bucks could be in the Brook Lopez market this offseason if he hits free agency.

This is merely a rumor, but it's one that has some legs. Lopez has been noncommittal about his $16.7 million player option for next season, and if he opts out, Milwaukee makes sense as a possible destination. The Bucks have cap space to work with, Lopez and Jason Kidd worked well together in Brooklyn and the franchise needs a center after the departure of Larry Sanders. Fear the Deer.
May 11 - 12:44 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic is hopeful that he is not traded this summer.

"I don’t know what team management is planning, but I know trades are normal thing and that in packages the stars go more players," he said. Bogdanovic also admitted to being out of his mind when he was benched earlier in the season because he's never been in that situation. Barring something unexpected, the Nets are expected to hang onto BB this offseason.
Source: NetsDaily
May 11 - 9:04 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post speculates that Joe Johnson could be playing for a new team in the 2015-16 season.

Johnson is heading into the final year of his max contract that will be on the books for $24.9 million, so it won't be easy to move him in a trade. Johnson battled through knee tendinitis and averaged just 14.4 points, 4.8 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.5 3-pointers during the regular season, and it's pretty obvious that he isn't the same player that he once was. The Nets are eager to build around Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young moving forward, so Johnson's time in Brooklyn could be up. This will be a story worth monitoring this summer.
May 9 - 9:40 AM

Mirza Teletovic said at a press conference in Bosnia that he would like to remain with the Nets next season.

Teletovic will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of salary he can command on the open market. He's a quality stretch-four, which is a valuable asset in today's NBA, but his 3-point shooting is really the only thing he brings to the stat sheet. He’s unlikely to be anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, regardless of where he winds up.
May 8 - 1:56 PM


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