Player News - Nets

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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is nearing a deal to buy a full stake in both the Nets and the Barclay's Center.

Prokhorov is reportedly close to buying the 55 percent of the arena and the 20 percent of the team that he doesn't already own from Bruce Ratner’s Forest City Enterprises. While this move would seemingly put an end to rumors that Prokhorov is looking to sell the team, the consolidation of assets could also fast-track a sale. Stay tuned.
Sep 3 - 11:53 AM

Jarrett Jack said that he's ready to prove that he's a starting caliber point guard in the NBA.

"I've started in New Orleans," Jack said. "And I've had countless other times- I started in Toronto. I've started in a few places so we're just going to have to wait and see. Just answering questions is not going to show or prove anything on my behalf, so I'm just waiting until I can show and prove." Jack is projected to be the starting point guard for the Nets on opening night, and after averaging 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 0.7 three-pointers and 3.3 turnovers through 27 games as a starter last season, he'll be worth a late-middle round selection on draft day.
Sep 1 - 6:01 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) was spotted going through some shooting drills on Tuesday, and he's on schedule to play in Croatia's first game of the EuroBasket tournament on Saturday vs. Slovenia.

Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during one of Croatia's exhibition games against Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 27, and then sat out Croatia's next exhibition game as a precaution. However, it sounds like his ankle injury was of the minor variety, and this isn't likely to be an issue that lingers into training camp. Bogdanovic has said that he's expecting a larger role with the Nets this upcoming season, so he could be worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Source: Nets Daily
Sep 1 - 4:20 PM

Chris McCullough said he's put on 13 pounds since the NBA Draft as he's been bulking up in advance of the regular season.

During a recent interview, the rookie added that he's been working on "right hooks, left hooks, ball-handling" as he continues his rehab from a torn ACL he suffered in January. While McCullough may develop into a rotational player for the Nets, he's stuck behind Thaddeus Young and can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 10:06 AM

Andrea Bargnani's ankle is fine and he is expected to play for Italy at Eurobasket.

Bargnani was forced to leave Italy's game against Georgia in the first quarter and never returned, but this means that the MRI came back clean. Any time Bargnani goes down there is going to be some concern considering his extensive injury history, but it looks like the coast is clear.
Aug 29 - 11:22 AM

Andrea Bargnani injured his ankle in a game against Georgia and will have an MRI on Saturday.

He left the game in the first quarter and wasn't able to return, but it's not clear how serious the injury is. Bargnani is an injury prone as they come, so hopefully it's nothing too serious. He figures to be a key part of the second unit for the Nets this season, but fantasy owners will want to steer clear of him for obvious reasons. We will update his status as soon as we hear the results of the MRI.
Source: Sportando
Aug 29 - 9:23 AM

Thaddeus Young said he is confident that Jarrett Jack will do well as the starting point guard.

Jack has virtually no competition for the starting role, while Shane Larkin, Ryan Boatright and Donald Sloan will compete for backup PG duties. Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.7 3-pointers in 27 starts last season, so that's a fair expectation with Deron Williams out of the picture. Jack isn't a household name by any means, so you should be able to grab him at the end of the middle rounds.
Aug 28 - 1:49 PM

Thaddeus Young said that the Nets are going to be able to push the pace this season because of all the athleticism on the roster.

A faster pace is usually good news in terms of fantasy, and Young added that there are several guys on the roster who can play multiple positions which will help. Young is the unquestioned starter at power forward this season with Mason Plumlee now in Portland, so he should be a solid mid-round pick.
Aug 28 - 1:45 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic said that his ankle is swollen and that he is receiving treatment, but he also said that he should be good in a couple of days.

This is obviously great news and Bogdanovic should be ready to return the court in no time. The Nets have some unanswered questions at shooting guard, but Bogdanovic has an excellent chance to start and should see plenty of minutes this season. As always, we will pass along any updates on his ankle.
Aug 28 - 11:42 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic went down with an ankle injury during Croatia's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday, and did not return to the game.

Bogdanovic was withheld from the rest of the contest as a precautionary measure, and while he's scheduled to undergo further testing, the injury is not believed to be serious. He will not play in Friday's friendly against Israel, but remains hopeful he'll be able to compete during EuroBasket, which begins on September 5.
Aug 27 - 2:08 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points against Estonia during a 66-63 win.

He's having himself a strong run with the Croatian team. We've seen this movie before with Bogdanovic, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact and expect a breakout. Still, the Nets have a lack of scorers, so the chance for him is there. Feel free to snap him up in the last couple rounds.
Aug 26 - 6:04 PM

Andrea Bargnani said that his primary focus right now is with the Italian National Team, and while he does have a response to Phil Jackson's comments, now is not the right time to issue such a statement.

Jackson ripped Bargnani in a recent interview, calling him a "big tease" and a "malinger," so it'll be interesting to see how Bargnani responds once he feels it's appropriate. He'll help backup the center position in Brooklyn this upcoming season, but given his tendency to find himself on the sidelines, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 26 - 12:42 PM

Toronto's new D-League affiliate, Raptors905, has selected Earl Clark in the D-League expansion draft.

The Raptors now have the rights to 16 new players who can be found in the link below and have several players with NBA experience. Clark could still head overseas, but he won't provide much fantasy impact even if he's able to play his way back into the NBA.
Aug 20 - 10:53 AM

Darius Morris suffered a leg injury and will be out for three months.

That should put the kibosh on his chances to join an NBA team this season. Morris was close to getting an overseas deal, but that will likely still happen at some point.
Aug 19 - 8:32 PM

The 2015 NBA draft class voted Rondae Hollis-Jefferson as the best defender in their class.

Hollis-Jefferson did manage to swipe away 2.0 steals per game through 10 Summer League games, although his other averages of 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds on 36.8 percent shooting from the field and 62.2 percent from the line left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. He'll be playing behind Joe Johnson in Brooklyn, so it will be tough for him to earn enough minutes to matter in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 19 - 11:54 AM


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