Player News - Nets

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The trade that sent D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets has been finalized by the NBA.

Brook Lopez is officially a member of the Lakers and there were no surprises during player physicals, so it's a done deal. Lopez should play a huge role in L.A.'s offense, while Russell has one of the more exciting outlooks with his responsibilities and playing time expected to spike in Brooklyn.
Jun 22 - 11:13 PM

The Nets took Texas center Jarrett Allen with the No. 22 pick in the NBA Draft.

With only Justin Hamilton and Timofey Mozgov left to play center after the Brook Lopez trade, Allen should see a big role as a rookie. His 7’5" wingspan along with his 36-inch max vert give him major potential as a rim protector at the next level. On offense, Allen did struggle with his free throws with only a 56.4 free throw percentage, but he was actually a decent jump shooter with his 47.7 percent on two-point jumpers. He may have a tougher time handling post-up plays on both ends and it’ll take time to adjust the NBA’s pick-and-roll game. And if you draft him, beware of the free throw damage he can do.
Jun 22 - 9:57 PM

Isaiah Whitehead said he'll be playing in Summer League.

The high-energy guard should be a fun sight to see. The arrival of D'Angelo Russell makes it interesting for Whitehead, who has the size to potential play off the ball more. He never really came around as a passer, so the Nets may try to groom him to be more of an off-ball guy.
Jun 22 - 1:01 PM

Timofey Mozgov has been traded to the Nets as a part of the Brook Lopez deal, according to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brooklyn was one of the few teams out there capable of taking on Mozgov's horrendous contract without it severely hampering the franchise, and while he could be a starter for the Nets next season, that doesn't mean much. Through 52 games as a starter for the Lakers this past season, Mozgov only managed to contribute averages of 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and just 0.6 blocks per contest.
Jun 20 - 6:38 PM

D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov have reportedly been sent to the Nets in exchange for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

This is a great move for Russell as he'll be free to chuck up as many shots as he sees fit in Brooklyn's uptempo offense, and his arrival will likely relegate Jeremy Lin to a reserve role next season. D-Lo should be able to average around 30 minutes a game as the Nets de facto franchise point guard, and while the shooting percentages might not be pretty, he should be able to put up enough counting stats to warrant an early mid-round pick on draft day. Lin, however, won't be worth much more than a late-round flier.
Jun 20 - 6:15 PM

ESPN's Chad Ford is reporting that the Lakers are "dangling" D'Angelo Russell in trade talks.

It's already been reported that the Lakers are looking for an additional pick in the first round, but take this report with a grain of salt. Ford adds that the Lakers would be looking for a pick in the top 12 to select either Gonzaga's Zach Collins or Duke's Luke Kennard, but it's hard to imagine LAL giving up Russell for so little. Russell proved that he can play off the ball during the final months of the season, so there's no reason that he can't coexist with Lonzo Ball if that's who they take with the No. 2 pick. Jordan Clarkson and Julius Randle have also been in the rumor mill, but nothing is imminent by any means.
Jun 20 - 12:52 AM

Jarrett Allen is scheduled for a solo workout with the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Allen put in averages of 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game during his one-and-done season with the Longhorns, and he figures to be right within Portland's range on draft day. He's capable of scoring with his back to the basket due to his length and impressive footwork, and is also an excellent finisher on the pick and roll, although he does need to pack on some muscle and work on finishing through traffic.
Jun 19 - 3:33 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead will play in Las Vegas Summer League.

Solid. In limited playing time, LeVert was marvelous in his NBA rookie season with his quick moves and up-tempo style, so he should be a treat. The Nets won't pick until 27 in the draft and there's little competition for LeVert's playing time, so he should be all set for 24-28 minutes next season. He's a sneaky pick in fantasy around 100.
Jun 15 - 8:35 PM

Free agent PG Greivis Vasquez said he would like to play for the Wizards.

"Hopefully they’re interested, obviously they want to see me healthy," he said. "I’m still in the process of rehabbing, but that would be a great thing for my career, just play the next three or four years in D.C. and help that team, because I know I can help any team, but D.C. is a special city for me." the 30-year-old veteran has played a total of 26 games over the past two seasons and has had trouble staying healthy -- he's had two surgeries on his ankle. While the Wizards need help behind John Wall, they will probably be better off targeting a PG in the draft.
Source: CSN
Jun 15 - 1:57 PM

Jarrett Allen will have a solo workout in Sacramento on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Texas product has been making the rounds and just had a workout for the Nuggets on Friday. Allen is a 6'11" center, but he has a 7'5" wingspan on his 224-pound frame. Allen also put up a 36-inch vertical, which helps explain his 1.5 blocks per game as a Longhorn last year. It's possible the Kings take a look at Allen at No. 10.
Jun 9 - 3:45 PM

Jarrett Allen will work out for the Nuggets on Friday.

The 6'11" Allen averaged 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks during his lone season at Texas. The Nuggets have the 13th pick in the draft and currently have plenty of depth in their frontcourt, but will likely be tempted by a number of talented bigs on the board when they are on the clock.
Jun 9 - 12:42 PM

Trevor Booker said his top goal during the offseason is to be more "consistent and confident" shooting the 3-point shot.

"I think if I can get that down, a lot more will open up; it’ll make it easier to drive to the hole and then I can show off my passing ability," Booker said. Another thing I want to work on is my defense. Even though I’ve been told that I’ve been pretty good on the defensive end, I feel like I can take another step forward." The 29-year-old forward was a nice surprise in 2016-17 and averaged career-highs in points (10.0), rebounds (8.0), assists (1.9) and steals (1.1) while shooting 51.6 percent from the field. The Nets have two first-round picks in the draft and plenty of cap space, so Booker's competition for playing time will likely be tougher as he enters the final year of his deal.
Source: HoopsHype
May 15 - 9:57 AM

Jarrett Allen is scheduled to interview with the 76ers on Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine.

Thanks to an eight-game losing streak to close the year, the 76ers hold the No. 4 spot in the lotto, giving them a 37.8 percent chance to land in the top three. Allen in a one-and-done Texas product with size at 6'11", 224 pounds, but the 76ers are probably not going after a big man based on how great Richaun Holmes looked in the last two months of the season.
May 10 - 5:19 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola said that he may consider playing another season.

After being waived by the Nets back in February, Scola said he was leaning toward retirement after no other NBA team picked him up over the remainder of the regular season. If Scola plays in Europe, he said he'd only consider playing for Baskonia. "It'd very tough for me to play in Europe for a team that's not Baskonia, I'm so linked to people there. I'd only play for Baskonia," Scola said.
May 9 - 1:42 PM

Anthony Bennett was cut by his Turkish pro team on Monday.

Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, was averaging 9.0 ppg and 6.4 rpg in 23 minutes per game for Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL). The team cut Bennett in order to make room for former Atlanta Hawk Pero Antic
May 2 - 1:43 PM


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