Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Rodions Kurucs (left ankle) had X-rays on his injured ankle after Saturday's game and the results were negative.

Kurucs is said to have a mild sprain, which is good news. He was having a good game before turning his ankle, so hopefully he doesn't miss much time. The Nets are already shorthanded and need him off the bench at multiple positions. Stay tuned.
Oct 20 - 9:43 PM

Caris LeVert had another outstanding game during a 132-112 loss to the Pacers on Saturday, making 8-of-9 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, four turnovers and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

That's good for a 100.0 eFG%. Efficiency has been the name of the game as LeVert makes his campaign for a breakout, and now he has an absurd 75.1 TS% on the year to go with his 27.1 usage rate. LeVert is not doing this with fluky jumpers as he always finds a way to get clean looks thanks to his explosiveness. He continues to look like one of the steals of fantasy drafts and we're expecting him to contend for Most Improved Player.
Oct 20 - 9:40 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie made 4-of-11 from the field for 13 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He has still been able to find minutes with D'Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert playing well. Dinwiddie has made his minutes count and he's been one of the better assist:turnover ratio guys at point guard. He'll have his inefficient shooting lines like this one, but he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Oct 20 - 9:35 PM

Allen Crabbe scored 10 points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

That's up from 18 minutes in his debut yesterday, and playing in a back-to-back is a good sign he's close to 100 percent. Crabbe was the team's leading scorer in the final 24 games last year, but things are a little different with Cari LeVert looking like an All-Star. There won't be any demand to add Crabbe in shallower leagues, but keep an eye on him. He's worth adding in competitive leagues, though.
Oct 20 - 9:34 PM

Jarrett Allen scored eight points with three rebounds and one block in 22 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

He had some butter fingers in the paint to cause four turnovers, but his fantasy owners will forgive him after his magnificent start in the first two games. Allen also did not commit any fouls tonight to make it back-to-back games without getting a whistle against him, which is a big positive takeaway on a down night. He'll be in the mix for early-round value this season.
Oct 20 - 9:29 PM

Jared Dudley scored three points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-poitner in 23 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

This is probably his last start with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson expected to return this week. Dudley didn't really do much with his time, so he's an easy drop in fantasy leagues.
Oct 20 - 9:26 PM
Joe Harris - G/F - Nets

Joe Harris scored 19 points with two rebounds, three assists, one block and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes during another start against the Pacers on Saturday.

Someone doesn't want to lose his starting job. Harris did pick up some extra minutes today because the Nets are running out of power forwards, and coach Kenny Atkinson used Harris in that role after Rodions Kurucs (ankle) went down. Harris should start to trend down as Allen Crabbe ramps up and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson debuts, so his owners should hold him too tightly despite his terrific play.
Oct 20 - 9:24 PM

Rodions Kurucs turned his left ankle and had to be helped off the court during Saturday's game against the Pacers.

He was playing defense on Cory Joseph and his left foot caught Ed Davis' foot to cause the roll. Kurucs was having a wonderful game before his injury as he helped the Nets at power forward today. It wasn't a really bad roll, so hopefully he won't be out long. The Nets are going to have to go super small when Jared Dudley is on the bench.
Oct 20 - 8:59 PM

Alan Williams (left ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

Even when healthy, Williams will have a tough time carving out consistent minutes. Leave him on the wire.
Source: Nets PR
Oct 20 - 12:53 PM

Treveon Graham (left hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

Graham injured his hammy in the third quarter of the Nets victory on Friday. He went down in a heap and was in considerable pain. It's safe to assume he will be sidelined for a while. He has no fantasy value and should not be owned in any leagues.
Source: Nets PR
Oct 20 - 12:36 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (personal, groin) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pacers.

RHJ has been dealing with a nagging groin injury since early October. Also, his wife gave birth to a baby boy on Friday. We should have an update on his status soon. The Nets don't play again until Wednesday, so there's a chance he makes his season debut at Cleveland. Jared Dudley and Rodions Kurucs are expected to again soak up extra playing time Saturday vs. the Pacers.
Source: Nets PR
Oct 20 - 12:31 PM

Coach Kenny Atkinson said he is not sure if Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (personal, groin) will join the Nets in Indiana on Saturday.

RHJ is dealing with a groin issue that has limited him for most of this month. He is also a new dad, with his son being born on Friday. We should have an update on his status by Saturday afternoon. Jared Dudley and Rodions Kurucs will soak up extra playing time if RHJ does not play Saturday vs. the Pacers.
Oct 20 - 9:27 AM

Caris LeVert hit a game-winning layup with 1.0 seconds left to beat the Knicks 107-105 on Friday, making 8-of-13 from the field for a career-high 28 points with six rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Welcome the LeVert Era Brooklyn Nets. He cleaned up a the line with a 10-of-11 performance from there and for the second straight game it's clear as day he is the best perimeter player on this team. LeVert is the first player in Nets franchise history with at least 27 points, four rebounds and four assists in each of the first two games of a season. In two games, he has a superstar-like 29.8 usage rate and a 69.9 TS% to give him incredible efficiency to go with these stat-stuffing games. Sure, it's only two games, but all LeVert owners can pat themselves on the back because he looks like he's going to be a fantasy star this season.
Oct 19 - 10:52 PM

Jarrett Allen had another outstanding game on Friday, scoring 15 points with 11 rebounds and four blocks in 34 minute against the Knicks.

He's a special talent and all those preseason concerns have been put to bed so far. Allen joined elite company today to become the first player since Tim Duncan (2003-04 season) to register a double-double and four blocks in each of the first two games of a season. He's an equal-opportunity blocker and his growth as an offensive weapon is beyond even the wildest of expectations. Allen looks like he's well on his way to early-round value in standard leagues as he makes a case for Most Improved Player.
Oct 19 - 10:41 PM

Allen Crabbe scored five points with four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

The Nets had to limit him after he was on crutches less than a week ago, but this is great to see him back out there. Crabbe was awesome down the stretch last year as the Nets top scorer in the final 24, averaging 16.8 points per game with 4.3 boards, 1.5 dimes, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.5 treys. He should be added in most 12-team leagues.
Oct 19 - 10:31 PM


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