Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Andrea Bargnani is negotiating a buyout with his EuroLeague team, Baskonia.

The former No. 1 overall pick signed a two-year deal last July. However, he was injured in February and has yet to return to action. It's unlikely that Bargs ever returns to the NBA. He is expected to seek a new deal to stay in Europe.
Apr 22 - 10:28 AM

Owner Mikhail Prokhorov is selling a 49 percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets franchise.

Prokhorov told Russian media that "currently the process is going on and we are looking for a buyer."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 21 - 11:04 AM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson had nothing but praise for Brook Lopez at his final press conference of the season on Monday.

Atkinson called Lopez "one of the elite centers in the league" and that he was proud of the way he conditioned and adapted his game to Brooklyn's new system. Lopez is entering the final year of his contract and will surely be the subject of numerous trade rumors all the way up to the deadline in February of 2018, but the Nets haven't given any indication that they want to move on from their franchise center. He averaged 20.5 points, 5.4 boards, 1.8 triples and 1.7 blocks, and his ADP would likely go up if the Nets look like they will be more competitive next season.
Apr 17 - 12:11 PM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said Isaiah Whitehead proved that he can play three positions.

The 2016 second-round pick showed glimpses of his potential for the Nets this season, averaging 7.4 points, 2.6 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks. However, he also had 1.9 turnovers in 22.5 minutes per game and shot just 40.2 percent from the field. If he can put together a strong offseason, Whitehead could be a key combo guard off the bench for the Nets in 2017-18. We'll be watching him closely at summer league.
Apr 17 - 12:05 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie was disappointing on Wednesday vs. the Bulls, scoring five points (1-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 31 minutes.

He got the start and played big minutes despite the lopsided score, as the Nets were short-handed with just nine available players. Dinwiddie had a decent post-break run with averages of 8.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 triples in 23.9 minutes in his previous 25 games, but with Jeremy Lin under contract for a couple more seasons, he will likely compete with Isaiah Whitehead for the backup PG role in 2017-18.
Apr 12 - 10:52 PM

Archie Goodwin scored a season-high 20 points in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Bulls.

The Nets were missing six players in the season finale and the Bulls won by 39 points, so this was a garbage time special. Goodwin hit 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line with seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal, and while the 22-year-old guard has shown a nice ability to finish around the rim, he still has a long way to go as a shooter. In his previous 14 games, he averaged 6.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He will need a strong offseason to carve out a role on the Nets in 2017-18.
Apr 12 - 10:24 PM

Justin Hamilton will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

With the Nets very thin up front due to Brook Lopez and a host of others not playing, Hamilton should get plenty of shots as a stretch five. He's worth a look in DFS.
Apr 12 - 7:23 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie, Randy Foye, Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Justin Hamilton will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

Dinwiddie could have the ultimate revenge here and knock out his former team. He'll have to play well to keep his minutes high and keep Isaiah Whitehead as an off guard, but Dinwiddie's upside is very attractive today.
Apr 12 - 7:21 PM

Trevor Booker (rest) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Chicago.

The Nets are also resting Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin in the meaningless regular-season finale. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson should see extra playing time on Wednesday with Booker on the sidelines. K.J. McDaniels and Andrew Nicholson will get additional run as well.
Apr 11 - 6:33 PM

Jeremy Lin (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

The Nets are shutting down shop for the season, resting Brook Lopez (rest) and Trevor Booker (rest) as well. Spencer Dinwiddie will likely draw the start on Wednesday. Isaiah Whitehead and Archie Goodwin will see additional minutes off the bench.
Apr 11 - 6:30 PM

Brook Lopez (rest), Jeremy Lin (rest) and Trevor Booker (rest) have been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

It's surprising that it took this long for the Nets to shut everyone down, but it looks like Brooklyn will enter Wednesday's regular-season finale with just nine available players. Justin Hamilton should see heavy minutes with Lopez and Booker unavailable, and the point guard minutes will be split up between Isaiah Whitehead and Spencer Dinwiddie. Lopez made it through 75 games this season, and he'll end his year with averages of 20.5 points, 1.8 triples, 5.4 boards and 1.7 blocks per contest.

Jeremy Lin scored 26 points (4-of-9 FGs) with 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and two triples in a loss to Boston on Monday.

He came out super aggressive tonight and made it to the free throw line 17 times, connecting on a career-high 16 freebies. Lin's owners are probably surprised that he's still playing at this point in the season, but there is a chance he could sit out the season finale on Wednesday vs. the Bulls -- he was grimacing in the fourth quarter and he kept grabbing at his hip. If the Nets do decide to sit him down, Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead would benefit.
Apr 10 - 10:33 PM

Brook Lopez scored 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting in a loss to Boston on Monday.

Lopez added seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple, but he also made a bit of history tonight -- he passed Buck Williams and became the all-time leading scorer in Nets history with 10,444 total points. With just six missed games on the season and only one to go, Lopez has been a joy to own this season and avoiding a shut-down was huge for his value.
Source: Nets Daily
Apr 10 - 10:28 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a field day vs. Boston on Monday with 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks and one triple in 37 minutes.

He's loving life as a small-ball four. The 37 minutes are a new career-high and it's just his ninth game of the season with 30+ minutes. He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but his owners will live with that all day and he even connected on all eight of his free throws. RHJ has been a tease for most of the season, but the tools are clearly there and he has the potential to become a mid-round fantasy player next season.
Apr 10 - 10:20 PM

Quincy Acy (sore left ankle) will miss the final two games of the season.

He will be watching his teammates from the sidelines on Monday vs. the Celtics and Wednesday vs. the Bulls. Acy was only averaging 15.0 minutes per game in April and that doesn't include a DNP-CD, so there are no real fantasy implications here. If anything, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker will get a slight bump.
Apr 10 - 6:28 PM


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