Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Joe Harris (left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Spurs.

This will be Harris' second straight game on the sidelines, which could result in Sean Kilpatrick earning another start with Caris LeVert logging extended minutes with the second unit. Both Kilpatrick and LeVert will be on the radar in daily leagues, and LeVert presents enough upside you can justify stashing him in most formats. Harris belongs on the waiver wire everywhere.
Jan 22 - 4:13 PM

Trevor Booker scored eight points with nine rebounds and two steals in his return on Saturday during a 112-105 loss to the Hornets.

The Nets are likely going to manage him for most of the season, especially on back-to-back sets. Booker is still posting seventh-round value in his last 10 active games, so he's still been worthy of ownership in all leagues.
Jan 21 - 10:10 PM

Caris LeVert played 18 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring nine points with one rebound, four assists and two steals.

Obviously the playing time is down, but he likely would've been in the low 20s if the Nets were not trailing late and coach Kenny Atkinson didn't have to sub in Bojan Bogdanovic. As has been for a while, there were tons of positives. He ran the offense a ton once again and Atkinson trusted him enough to keep him on Nicolas Batum. Plus, the Nets rarely unleash players on both ends of a back-to-back. His owners should still hold him.
Jan 21 - 10:06 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored seven points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Hornets during his 21 minutes on Saturday.

For the second night in a row, Hollis-Jefferson played straight four in this loss -- if you want to get picky, he did play next to Booker for a few seconds. Jefferson's role will likely change against the bigger Spurs squad, so we'll continue to track where he gets his minutes. He's more of a lotto ticket right now, it's pretty clear he won't get a consistent 24 minutes.
Jan 21 - 10:01 PM

Sean Kilpatrick made 5-of-14 from the field for 13 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in a start against the Hornets on Saturday.

It was just a spot start for the sixth man. Kilpatrick did run the offense more in the first unit in this game, but he had a costly turnover late. Kilpatrick usually subs in for Joe Harris (ankle), so he could be looking at an uptick in minutes. Still, we want to see him play well again before suggesting him as an add.
Jan 21 - 9:54 PM

Quincy Acy scored a season-high 14 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Hornets on Saturday.

It looks like someone wants a rest-of-season deal. Acy received a second 10-day deal yesterday and has played very well as the backup center. Maybe he likes to play in New York and he could stick. Knicks fans may remember the MVP chants for Acy back in January 2015. He's only an add if you have dead weight.
Jan 21 - 9:48 PM

Isaiah Whitehead scored three points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

Sure, this line is nothing to write home about, but Whitehead has been very solid. He's not making nearly as many mistakes on both ends and surprising only has just 0.7 turnovers in his last three games. Although, he doesn't have anywhere close to the same ball-handling responsibility as he did when he was a turnover machine earlier year. With Spencer Dinwiddie in a slump, we may see Whitehead get into the upper 20s. All that said, he doesn't really have the upside for ownership in most leagues. Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still isn't practicing yet, by the way.
Jan 21 - 9:43 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie did not score in a start against the Hornets on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes.

Starting Dinwiddie has probably run its course. In his last five starts, he's made just 28.6 percent from the field with averages of 5.0 points, 3.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.2 steals, 1.6 turnovers and 0.8 treys. His contract is guaranteed, but his minutes may start dropping now. Isaiah Whitehead looks a lot better, as well.
Jan 21 - 9:40 PM

Trevor Booker will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

After a day off, Booker should be ready for minutes in the upper 20s. With Justin Hamilton (rest) out, we should see Rondae Hollis-Jefferson play almost all four again tonight. Booker is trending down, but he's still worth owning.
Jan 21 - 5:59 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start against the Hornets on Saturday.

The Nets will keep the NBA's newest sensation, Caris LeVert, on the bench. That's OK, though. Coach Kenny Atkinson likes LeVert a lot as a ball-handler, so he should be very busy in the second unit. As for Kilpatrick, he's been struggling lately, so maybe the day off helps him.
Source: Nets PR
Jan 21 - 5:55 PM

Justin Hamilton (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

It's his turn to get the day off in a back-to-back set. With Trevor Booker getting the night off on Friday, he basically slides right back into his old role -- Hamilton played all power forward on Friday. We should see a lot of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four.
Jan 21 - 5:46 PM

Joe Harris (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Charlotte.

Harris played just 13 minutes despite starting at shooting guard on Friday night. Harris' absence will open up more minutes for rising rookie Caris LeVert, who is coming off a terrific game. LeVert made all six shots from the field and both free throws for 17 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds and six assists. Sean Kilpatrick (rest) is expected to return to the Nets lineup on Saturday, but LeVert should still be looking at least 25 minutes.
Jan 21 - 12:27 PM

Brook Lopez scored 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday during a 143-114 win.

The Nets offense was just ridiculous today, scoring more points than any Eastern Conference team in a regulation game this season. It was also the second-most scoring in franchise history for regulation and most since 1982. As for Lopez, his fantasy owners will be on red alert with possible rest coming up on Saturday.
Jan 21 - 12:17 AM

Justin Hamilton played 24 minutes in a start for Trevor Booker (rest) on Friday against the Pelicans, scoring six points with five rebounds and no turnovers.

Somewhat surprisingly, he played 100 percent of his minutes at power forward today. The Nets have played him as a straight center and as a combo big before, so he'll likely get at least some minutes when Brook Lopez gets a night off. Just keep an eye on him for now, especially with the Nets playing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at the four more.
Jan 21 - 12:13 AM

Joe Harris played just 13 minutes with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans on Friday.

That's some low playing time with his backup, Sean Kilpatrick (rest), not playing today. Caris LeVert is coming for his minutes, so Harris is trending down for owners who had him in super deep leagues.
Jan 21 - 12:10 AM


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