Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Pat Riley strongly denied a rumor that the Heat have interest in a Brook Lopez trade.

It's hard to see how a deal between the two sides was ever going to line up. Miami is known to be prioritizing cap flexibility, and Riley won't blow it on an oft-injured center who would steal playing time from the emerging Hassan Whiteside. As has been the case with most Lopez rumors to this point, this one appears to be filled with hot air.
Jan 26 - 9:26 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

The Charlotte Hornets and the Brooklyn Nets have started trade conversations involving Joe Johnson and Lance Stephenson.

It's pretty obvious that the Hornets and Lance Stephenson aren't exactly on the same page, and with Brooklyn falling down the Eastern Conference standings it's not surprising to see them so open to moving Johnson's massive contract. Gerald Henderson and Marvin Williams are also said to be in the discussion, so this is definitely a move that could have some fantasy implications. Johnson's value would be fine in Charlotte, while Stephenson should see a much larger role in Brooklyn should he be traded there. Stay tuned.

Jarrett Jack scored 16 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz during a 108-73 loss on Saturday.

Deron Williams (ribs) could be back at some point, but Jack is just playing too well for his owners to make a proactive cut. He is worth owning in all standard leagues even though there's a chance he's traded for a draft pick.
Jan 25 - 12:10 AM

Cory Jefferson played just 10 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with two points and one block.

He is likely going to see more playing time than this soon. The Nets are one of the coldest teams in the NBA now and it's only a matter of time until they unload Brook Lopez. Just keep an eye on Jefferson in most leagues because his upside isn't too high.
Jan 25 - 12:07 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Joe Johnson scored six points with one assist and one block in 29 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

Ouch. The Nets are a complete lost cause on offense right now. In fact, the Nets have not outscored Klay Thompson's third quarter from Friday in three of their last four halves of basketball. Johnson should still be considered as a hold in standard leagues.
Jan 25 - 12:05 AM

Cory Jefferson will see an increased role with the Nets due to the loss of Mirza Teletovic (lungs) for the season according to coach Lionel Hollins.

"Next man up," Hollins said. "That's Cory Jefferson." Jefferson played well on Thursday against the Clippers, scoring nine points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one block in just 18 minutes. He will be worth a look in deeper leagues if his role grows like Hollins says it will, so at least keep him on your radar. Jefferson's next chance to impress will come against the Jazz on Saturday night.
Jan 24 - 1:28 PM

Kevin Garnett (rest) is not listed on the injury report, and will play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He rested on Thursday in the second half of a back-to-back set as expected, so he should be good to go Saturday. Garnett is well past his prime, and given his limited role there is no need to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Expect Brook Lopez to slide back to the bench with this news.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 24 - 10:22 AM

Deron Williams (ribs) is out as expected on Saturday against the Jazz.

After getting in some work on the practice floor this week, there is reportedly a chance that D-Will could return for Monday's home game against Portland, but owners shouldn't hold their breath. We should know more about his status by the end of the weekend, so owners should check back for updates. Jarrett Jack will continue to run the show for Brooklyn in Williams' absence.
Source: NetsDaily
Jan 24 - 10:16 AM

Mirza Teletovic will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs.

Teletovic pulled himself from Thursday's game due to shortness of breath and subsequent testing revealed that he's suffering from bilateral pulmonary embolus. He'll stay at a hospital in L.A. for further tests and to begin treatment, which includes blood-thinners, and will return to Brooklyn once doctors clear him to travel. His absence should lead to more playing time for backup forwards Cory Jefferson and Bojan Bogdanovic.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 23 - 10:53 AM

Deron Williams (ribs) has been ruled out until at least Monday's home game, but he was able to participate in an on-court workout Thursday.

Williams has fractured rib cartilage but he moved with ease on Thursday, "even doing a little bit of quick post-ups with minimal contact." Darius Morris has assumed backup PG duties in D-Will's absence but Jarrett Jack has done the heavy lifting, averaging 34.8 minutes as Brooklyn's starter.
Source: NY Post
Jan 23 - 10:05 AM

Mirza Teletovic tweeted that "now everything is ok" following Thursday's game.

He had a shortness of breath on Thursday and had to go to the hospital. It's still unclear if he's going to miss time and the Nets will likely provide another update on Friday. Teletovic has cooled off and is not worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 23 - 3:13 AM

Jarrett Jack didn't have it on Thursday during a 123-84 loss to the Clippers, making 3-of-11 from the field for seven points with one rebound, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

He didn't play in the fourth quarter with the Nets already down 40 points. Jack is logging major minutes and was at 40.0 per game in his previous two, so he's a must-start player right now due to his output in points, assists, steals and treys.
Jan 23 - 1:34 AM

Mason Plumlee made 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-11 from the line for 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He put his 11-minute stinker from Wednesday behind him, but did drop his foul shooting below 50 percent on the season with this game. Plumlee should still be a 14-point, eight-board guy while Brook Lopez is around and could approach the 20-point neighborhood once Bro-Lo is dealt. He's still worth owning in standard leagues even with the awful foul shooting.
Jan 23 - 1:31 AM

Markel Brown scored a career-high eight points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

He only played in 48 minutes in his career before this blowout loss. Brown won't be in the rotation unless the Nets can successfully unload most of their roster in the trade market. He can be ignored basically everywhere.
Jan 23 - 1:26 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic didn't score in 13 minutes of action against the Clippers on Thursday.

The only stat he had today was a missed 3-pointer. Bogdanovic has really struggled from downtown lately, but his minutes were consistent before this game. The entire team didn't really show up, so coach Lionel Hollins is unlikely to punish the rookie. Bogdanovic is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jan 23 - 1:22 AM


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