Player News - Nets

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The Nets have guaranteed Spender Dinwiddie's $1.65 million salary for the 2018-19 season.

This was one of the easiest decisions ever for Brooklyn after Dinwiddie put himself in the running for the Most Improved award last season, and he'll be eligible for an extension after December 8. He'll most likely play out his current contract in order to hit free agency next summer, but it could be tough for him to replicate his success from his 2017-18 campaign with a healthy D'Angelo Russell in the fold next season.
Aug 14 - 6:41 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been diagnosed with a left adductor strain.

Adductor strains typically impact the hip and thigh, and we should have more specifics soon -- RHJ injured himself during a recent exhibition game in China. He will begin rehab "immediately" and the Nets haven't provided a timetable for his return. They'll take every precaution with him, but for now we'll tentatively expect him to be ready for training camp.
Aug 8 - 8:38 PM

The Nets have signed Theo Pinson to a training camp deal.

If Pinson impresses at camp, he might be able to snag a two-way deal with Brooklyn, but he's not on the fantasy radar at the moment.
Aug 6 - 4:22 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson suffered some sort of lower body injury after throwing down a dunk in a charity game in China on Saturday.

Jeremy Lin, who was injured for most of last season, was hosting the tournament that several current and former Nets were playing in. The nature and extent of RHJ's injury is unknown at this time, but we do know that he was in pain after landing the dunk, spoke briefly to Lin and then went to the locker room, never to return. He's reportedly heading back to the states and hopeful that the injury isn't serious. RHJ fractured an ankle in his rookie year and missed 53 games.
Aug 4 - 3:54 PM

General manager Sean Marks singled out Jarrett Allen and Caris LeVert as the two Nets in the gym the most.

The offseason hype train continues to roll for Allen. He is one of a handful of young bigs to have major upside in blocks while shooting the ball well in both percentages. Plus, the Nets will run him as a PNR weapon to help on offense, so things are looking up for those who can grab him in the early middle rounds.
Aug 2 - 8:32 PM

Kenneth Faried acknowledged that the Nets "have [starters] in place, a whole rotation."

He quickly added that he's "never stopped being the player I am" and is eager to fight for minutes in Brooklyn. Nets GM Sean Marks referred recently to Faried's "interior presence [and] physicality," so it's possible he'll earn a role after racking up DNPs in Denver last season. Of course, Brooklyn's roster includes multiple options to go small at PF and a center rotation with Jarrett Allen and Ed Davis. Suffice to say, Faried will be going undrafted in fantasy.
Source: NY Post
Aug 2 - 1:27 AM

Jared Dudley said he told D'Angelo Russell about how to make his teammates better.

Russell's 2017-18 was a disaster with injuries and overall offense at just 23rd percentile last year (Synergy). Worse yet, he was brutal in transition at fifth percentile, and frankly his 1.7 assist:turnover ratio is unacceptable for a primary ball-handler. Russell was above average as a pick-and-roll player and he'll have Jarrett Allen setting screens for him a ton, so maybe he can improve in that regard with scoring and kick-out passes. Russell is also having a great offseason and looks stronger than ever, so maybe he puts up a big season.
Jul 28 - 4:04 PM

Jared Dudley referred to Jarrett Allen and D'Angelo Russell as "cornerstones" to the Brooklyn franchise during a recent interview.

"Jarrett Allen has the potential for him where he’s a big that can move side to side, block shots," said Dudley. "I know he’s progressed over the last year and I think [him and Russell] are the cornerstones. We have to play our roles around them." Allen was impressive at Summer League, posting averages of 10.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 swats per contest, and he's primed for a big sophomore year as Brooklyn's starting five man. If Russell can just stay healthy, he shouldn't have much trouble having a bounce-back season as one of the primary creators in the Nets' offense.
Jul 25 - 1:15 PM

The Nets still haven't had extension talks with D'Angelo Russell, according to Brian Lewis of the NY Post.

"For now we’re going to see how this group plays together, how it all unfolds," said GM Sean Marks. "[We] have no plans to make any crazy changes, whether that’s an extension or signing or trade anyone else. But things happen quickly." Brooklyn is aiming to maximize their flexibility for free agency in 2019, and Lewis writes that they're "seemingly content to ... let [Russell] hit restricted free agency next summer." Russell currently shares the backcourt depth chart with Spencer Dinwiddie, Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert.

The Nets have agreed to trade Darrell Arthur to the Suns in exchange for Jared Dudley and a 2021 second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN.

Dudley has been irrelevant from a fantasy perspective for the last few years. Last season with the Suns, Dudley averaged 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes over 48 games. Woj tweeted out that the Nets will discuss a buyout with Dudley, who is owed $9.5 million next season.
Jul 20 - 10:21 AM

Treveon Graham has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nets.

The terms of the deal haven't been disclosed yet, but the first year will be guaranteed. In 63 games with the Hornets last season, Graham averaged 4.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 treys in 16.7 minutes. The Nets are loaded with wings, so we wouldn't expect Graham to have a rotation spot right away.
Jul 17 - 7:42 PM

Brooklyn GM Sean Marks believes that Kenneth Faried will be a good fit with the Nets next season.

"His game will transition well to Brooklyn and what Kenny’s wanting to do here," said Marks. "He brings some of the intangibles that you mentioned before, which is just that interior presence, the physicality and so forth." Faried is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $13.7 million this season, and it doesn't sound like Marks intends to waive him. Faried should be in the rotation, but it's unlikely he'll earn enough minutes to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Jul 17 - 6:05 PM

Shabazz Napier has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

He's coming off his best season and is 27 years old. The Nets didn't waste time to add another point guard after trading Jeremy Lin away, so Napier will be the newest third PG on the depth chart. Although, Caris LeVert is still going to be vying for minutes at the point, so Napier is going to have to earn his rotation spot.
Jul 14 - 3:52 PM

The Nets haven’t had any extension talks with D’Angelo Russell, according to a report in The Athletic.

Russell, who is set to make $7.0 million in 2018-19, will be a restricted free agent next summer if he does not ink an extension this offseason. With the Nets trading Jeremy Lin to Atlanta, Russell should see plenty of playing time next season, as long as he can stay healthy.
Jul 13 - 11:20 AM

Denver has agreed to send Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a 2019 protected first-round pick and a future second round pick to Nets for Isaiah Whitehead, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

It's a salary dump for the Nuggets to get their cap number down, so they send some draft capital to entice the Nets. Faried likely isn't in the long-term plans for the Nets, so they could look to buy him out. The first-round pick has top-12 protection, so it should be conveyed this season.
Jul 13 - 12:14 AM


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