Player News - Nets

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Isaiah Whitehead, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Anthony Bennett and Brook Lopez will start against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Nets are going to keep Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes in check, so they'll start Kilpatrick for another game. With Trevor Booker out, the Nets defense will have its hands full tonight against the lengthy Bucks squad. Kilpatrick is worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Source: Nets PR
Dec 3 - 4:21 PM

Anthony Bennett is listed as the starter against the Bucks on Saturday with Trevor Booker (illness) out.

It makes some sense because the Nets are really thin at power forward. Bennett hasn't been in the rotation, but he may get minutes over 20 in the first unit. Justin Hamilton figures to get several minutes off the bench behind Bennett and Lopez, so he's worth a look in DFS as well.
Dec 3 - 4:13 PM

Trevor Booker (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

The Nets are also without Chris McCullough for this one, so they'll only have Anthony Bennett, Luis Scola and Justin Hamilton as their bench bigs. Booker was playing extremely well and played 31.2 minutes per game in the last five, so there's a big hole to fill tonight. Justin Hamilton figures to benefit most regardless of who coach Kenny Atkinson starts next to Brook Lopez.
Dec 3 - 3:38 PM

Brook Lopez has already set career-highs in 3-pointers made and attempted this season, and will continue to shoot from downtown.

Lopez is 22-of-60 from deep in 11 games this season, smashing his previous career-highs in makes and attempts. To put it in perspective, he had 31 attempts – and three baskets – in the first eight years of his career. "I’m surprised how he’s embraced it," coach Kenny Atkinson said. "Brook is all in. I like the buy-in, that’s just the type of guy he is. He works on it religiously. That’s another thing why we give him freedom." Thanks in part to the increase 3-point production, Lopez is off to a phenomenal start this season. He currently ranks 34th overall in nine-category fantasy leagues, one spot behind Blake Griffin and one ahead of DeMar DeRozan.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 3 - 9:18 AM

Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

This will be the 14th straight game Lin has missed due to his nagging hamstring injury. Isiah Whitehead will likely draw the start on Saturday. Sean Kilpatrick will also continue to see extended minutes. Kilpatrick has been scoring hot of late. Over the Nets last five games, Kilpatrick is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from downtown.
Dec 2 - 1:48 PM

Chris McCullough has been assigned to Long Island Nets for their game tomorrow night in Canton, Ohio.

This means McCullough won't be available for Brooklyn's game vs. the Bucks on Saturday. He is not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 1:24 PM

Brook Lopez scored 15 points during a 111-93 loss to the Bucks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

Those three treys get him to 35 on the season, which ties him with Anthony Morrow's 2011-12 season for the most 3-pointers made in the first 16 games of a season as a Net. Yes, this is the same Brook Lopez who had a grand total of three 3-pointers in his first eight years combined. The long ball in basketball is cooler than it is in baseball these days.
Source: Nets PR
Dec 1 - 11:20 PM

Joe Harris scored 11 points with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

It's the first time in his career with consecutive double-digit scoring games -- he scored 15 on Tuesday. This wasn't a garbage time special either with Harris only getting two points in the fourth. With Rondae Hollis-Jefferson likely to get more playing time very soon, Harris is only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Source: Nets PR
Dec 1 - 11:14 PM

Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Thursday.

The turnovers match a season high for Kilpatrick, but he did make 5-of-10 from the field. Now that he's back to his more natural shooting guard spot, Kilpatrick has been more comfortable in his role. While he may get bumped to the second unit once Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes are back to normal, Kilpatrick should still get minutes close to 30 and remain owned in standard leagues.
Dec 1 - 11:06 PM

Isaiah Whitehead scored eight points with four assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.

He's starting to play a little better and the Nets running at a faster pace certainly helps. Whitehead's usage rate is still somewhat lower than expected at just 17.1 on the year. The Nets are in no rush to bring Jeremy Lin (hamstring) back and he doesn't have a timetable, so Whitehead may have a handful of starts coming his way. His inefficiency on possessions makes him tough to own in standard leagues, though.
Dec 1 - 11:02 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson returned to action against the Bucks on Thursday, scoring seven points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 17 minutes.

It's his first game back after missing the last three. Hollis-Jefferson played in garbage time tonight, so it looks like coach Kenny Atkinson had a planned minute rotation for his usual starter. He's going to "build up" RHJ's minutes, so expect him to get over 20 in a rematch against the Bucks on Saturday. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Dec 1 - 10:53 PM

Sean Kilpatrick will start against the Bucks on Thursday.

The Nets will bring Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) off the bench and ease him back. Kilpatrick had the game of his life on Tuesday and should be busy tonight as well. He should be owned in all leagues.
Dec 1 - 7:18 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) will play against the Bucks on Thursday.

The Nets are going to "build up his minutes" as he recovers from the ankle sprain that kept him out for a week, according to coach Kenny Atkinson. Sean Kilpatrick went off in the last game on Tuesday with 38 points and should benefit again. Hollis-Jefferson is a hold in standard leagues, but he's not a great option in DFS tonight.
Dec 1 - 5:59 PM

The Nets have recalled Yogi Ferrell and Chris McCullough from Long Island and they are available to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

Both players saw action for Long Island on Thursday with McCullough scoring 20 points and Ferrell scoring 18. They could get minutes if this game gets to garbage time.
Source: Nets PR
Dec 1 - 5:53 PM

Sean Kilpatrick expressed great appreciation for Nets' GM Sean Marks for giving him the opportunity to prove his worth on the basketball court.

"Every night I really sit here and say to myself, ‘Where would I be without him?’" Kilpatrick said. "It’s like my emotions toward Mr. Marks are kind of crazy because I always say he saved my life, and he did. He really sat here and said, ‘This is a team I want you to be a part of, and just make sure you just play your game and be who you are.’" Kilpatrick is coming off a career-high 38-point, 14-board outing, so he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at the moment.
Nov 30 - 5:34 PM


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