Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Sergey Karasev (knee) said he's working hard to prep for what he hopes will be a big 2015-16 season.

Karasev said his surgically-repaired MCL is progressing well and is hoping to have a breakout season in what will be his third year in the NBA. "This year, I felt that there was progress, getting playing time, being in the starting five for a month and a half and feeling that I could safely play in this league," the 21-year-old said. "Then it so happened that I went back to the bench, and then came this injury. I think I made gains this season. All the same if you play in this league, it is not possible to deteriorate, because everything here is top notch." While Karasev showed flashes in his second NBA season, he'll need to earn more consistent minutes before he lands on standard league fantasy radars.
Source: Nets Daily
May 19 - 12:54 PM

The Nets will not make a qualifying offer to Jerome Jordan, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The Nets are simply looking to keep as much flexibility as possible, so this isn't surprising. Jordan could potentially return to Brooklyn, but he likely won't be a priority after averaging just 3.1 points and 2.4 boards in 44 regular-season appearances. Jordan isn't on the fantasy radar.
May 16 - 11:51 AM

Alan Anderson underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle on Tuesday, and Anderson is expected to resume basketball activities in July.

Anderson is expected to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. As far as fantasy basketball is concerned, Anderson isn't much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 3:27 PM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

The Nets may explore trading Joe Johnson, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Johnson still has $24.8 million and two years left on his contract, but Aldridge writes he'd have no shortage of suitors if the Nets put him on the trade block. With the team looking to build around Brook Lopez, Johnson may very well find himself sporting a new uniform next year, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect too much no matter where he plays as Johnson will turn 34 this summer and is coming off a down season during which he averaged 14.4 points, 4.8 boards, 3.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 10:18 AM

The Nets are not looking to buyout Deron Williams, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

Despite calls for the Nets to buyout Williams via the stretch provision, Aldridge reports that the Nets aren't interested in paying Williams $43 million not to play. While still only 30 years old, Williams' play has slipped over the past two season and he finished 2014-15 with averages of just 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers on 38.7 percent shooting from the field. Fantasy owners would be wise to forget the Deron Williams of old on draft day and way until the middle-to-late rounds to draft him.
Source: NBA.com
May 12 - 9:51 AM

The Bucks could be in the Brook Lopez market this offseason if he hits free agency.

This is merely a rumor, but it's one that has some legs. Lopez has been noncommittal about his $16.7 million player option for next season, and if he opts out, Milwaukee makes sense as a possible destination. The Bucks have cap space to work with, Lopez and Jason Kidd worked well together in Brooklyn and the franchise needs a center after the departure of Larry Sanders. Fear the Deer.
May 11 - 12:44 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic is hopeful that he is not traded this summer.

"I don’t know what team management is planning, but I know trades are normal thing and that in packages the stars go more players," he said. Bogdanovic also admitted to being out of his mind when he was benched earlier in the season because he's never been in that situation. Barring something unexpected, the Nets are expected to hang onto BB this offseason.
Source: NetsDaily
May 11 - 9:04 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post speculates that Joe Johnson could be playing for a new team in the 2015-16 season.

Johnson is heading into the final year of his max contract that will be on the books for $24.9 million, so it won't be easy to move him in a trade. Johnson battled through knee tendinitis and averaged just 14.4 points, 4.8 boards, 3.7 assists and 1.5 3-pointers during the regular season, and it's pretty obvious that he isn't the same player that he once was. The Nets are eager to build around Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young moving forward, so Johnson's time in Brooklyn could be up. This will be a story worth monitoring this summer.
May 9 - 9:40 AM

Mirza Teletovic said at a press conference in Bosnia that he would like to remain with the Nets next season.

Teletovic will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of salary he can command on the open market. He's a quality stretch-four, which is a valuable asset in today's NBA, but his 3-point shooting is really the only thing he brings to the stat sheet. He’s unlikely to be anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, regardless of where he winds up.
May 8 - 1:56 PM

Alan Anderson may need to have surgery on his ankle this summer to clean up some bone spurs.

It isn't clear how much time he would miss if he decided to undergo surgery, but we will update his status as soon as we know more. Anderson is set to become a free agent and all indications point to him leaving Brooklyn, so we will continue to follow this story closely. At this point in his career, Anderson likely wouldn't have a substantial role regardless of where he lands.
May 6 - 11:44 AM

The Nets will extend a qualifying offer to Mirza Teletovic, making him a restricted free agent this summer.

Nets general manager Billy King said that the market will dictate whether or not they will be able to keep Teletovic, so there is no guarantee that we will see him back in Brooklyn next season. Teletovic should garner plenty of interest from other teams for his ability to space the floor, so it will be interesting to see what happens this summer. As of right now, Teletovic won't be a target in standard fantasy leagues.
May 6 - 11:38 AM

According to Nets general manager Billy King, Mason Plumlee will play in the summer league.

Plumlee's role was very sporadic this season and he hasn't developed as quickly as the Nets would have liked. He averaged just 8.7 points, 6.2 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game in the regular season, but head coach Lionel Hollis was often very critical of him. Plumlee will definitely benefit from some additional experience in the offseason, but his fantasy value will hinge on what the Nets decide to do with players such as Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez this summer.
May 6 - 11:31 AM

Nets general manager Billy King was not happy with the season Brooklyn had and said that he will explore all options this summer.

King reportedly met with head coach Lionel Hollins for five hours to talk about the roster, and he made it pretty obvious that the Nets could make some trades this summer. King wants to build around Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young moving forward, but it should be noted that both players hold player options for next season (though both players seem intent on staying in Brooklyn). Deron Williams and Joe Johnson could be shopped around in trade talks, and the Nets will likely try to move up in the draft as well. Head coach Lionel Hollins' job is safe for now, but another poor showing next season could change things.
May 6 - 11:23 AM

Mirza Teletovic said he'll leave his future up to his agent.

Teletovic will be an unrestricted free agent if the Nets don't extend a qualifying contract offer, but that seems unlikely. After returning from blood clots on his lungs this season, Teletovic's future in Brooklyn is a question mark.
Source: Newsday
May 4 - 10:09 AM

When asked about his impending free agency, Alan Anderson offered a lukewarm endorsement of his future with the Nets.

"I'm free, so..." he said. "I would love to stay in Brooklyn, but I am a free agent. So I will be free." Anderson should have no problem clearing offers north of $3M annually, more than twice what he made in 2014-15. We don't expect him back with the Nets.
Source: Newsday
May 4 - 10:07 AM


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