Player News - Nets

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Markel Brown hit just 4-of-11 shots for nine points, three rebounds and nothing else in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

The Nets were blitzed by the Hornets tonight and you have to wonder if they've given up on the playoffs. They sit only one game back, but just had nothing to offer against Charlotte tonight. Brown had just four points and four rebounds in 24 minutes on Monday, as his car appears to be running out of gas.
Mar 4 - 11:56 PM

Alan Anderson started again for the Nets, but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

The Nets' rotation and box score were a mess tonight and it looks like the tank is on in Brooklyn. But that's probably not the case, as they sit just one game behind the Hornets for the final playoff spot in the East. Whatever their problem is, they don't look like a team trying to win games right now.
Mar 4 - 11:54 PM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Joe Johnson, who was pretty hot a few days ago, hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

The Nets have sailed themselves out of the playoffs after going 4-6 in their last 10 games, but are only one game behind the Hornets for the No. 8 seed, with the Pacers sitting just above them in the standings. As for Johnson, he's been a disaster over his last two games, hitting 3-of-13 shots, scoring a total of seven points and doing nothing memorable in either game. Maybe he'll get it turned around in time to save your team, but his disappearing act came out of nowhere.
Mar 4 - 11:45 PM

Deron Williams scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in the Nets' 110-108 win over the Warriors on Monday.

The All Star break probably gave him a chance to rest his chronically injured ankles and owners just have to ride Williams until the wheels fall off. If your trade deadline hasn't passed, it's also a good time to sell-high.
Mar 2 - 11:29 PM

Mason Plumlee scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and two steals over 22 minutes in Monday's win over the Warriors.

Plumlee has alternated good games with bad games and the end result hasn't been pretty. Until he can keep up the good work, owners can feel free to watch this action from the wire in 12-team formats.
Mar 2 - 11:27 PM

Markel Brown started and managed just four points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes on Monday against the Warriors.

Brown has flashed some upside when he was logging good minutes and showing sneaky numbers over the past week, but against arguably the league's best team it's probable that Lionel Hollins wanted to go with his vets. Keep an eye on Brown but he's more of a deep league stash right now.
Mar 2 - 11:25 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Warriors.

Young has leveled out with late mid-round value so far during his time in Brooklyn and that will probably improve by a round or two once he's fully integrated into their system.
Mar 2 - 11:22 PM

Brook Lopez scored 26 points off the bench in Monday's win over the Warriors, hitting 11-of-22 shots with six rebounds and one block in 26 minutes.

Lopez is a threat to do this on any given night but the problem is that he is also putting up way too many duds. The result is a top 85-95 value over the last month and the only good news is that he's staying on the floor. Jarrett Jack joined the party with a pretty jumper to win the game in the final moments.
Mar 2 - 11:20 PM

Jarrett Jack didn't have a great night in the box score on Monday with nine points, one rebounds and five assists in his 28 minutes, but he made his last shot count as the game-winning bucket in a win against his old Warriors squad.

Deron Williams (22 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal) is dominating the touches and Jack's numbers are going to be inconsistent until that changes. We've seen how quickly things can change and in particular, how Williams can fade when the mileage starts to rack up. It's still too early to consider dropping Jack.
Mar 2 - 11:17 PM

Deron Williams turned Rajon Rondo into a turnstile during a 104-94 win on Saturday with 25 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

Jarrett Jack was no slouch either with 14 points and four dimes tonight. Williams has come out strong in the second half, averaging 15.6 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 treys. If you were patient with Deron last month, it's starting to pay off.
Feb 28 - 11:28 PM

Mason Plumlee double-doubled against the Mavs on Saturday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 31 minutes.

Brook Lopez only played 15 minutes and Plumlee was the big man who played down the stretch. At first glance, tonight looked like it was coach Lionel Hollins going with the hot hand. Plumlee has really fallen off and has been a letdown because of the Nets keeping Lopez, but feel free to give him a look after tonight.
Feb 28 - 11:25 PM

Brook Lopez played just 15 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday with seven points, five rebounds and three fouls.

Perhaps he was just being rested because of the second night of a back-to-back set. Lopez didn't look like he hurt anything, so there's no need to be alarmed just yet. His fantasy owners can just keep their eyes peeled for an update.
Feb 28 - 11:23 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 16 points against the Mavs on Saturday with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

The Nets played five road games with Thad and went 3-2, which isn't too shabby considering they lost to the Rockets in one of those. Young's averages in that span include 13.4 points, 4.8 boards 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 59.0 percent from the field. He's a hold in standard leagues and could see a slight uptick.
Feb 28 - 11:21 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Saturday.

Markel Brown has looked great and it's not going to be easy for Bogdanovic to get his minutes back. Brown will start and is worth a look in 16-team leagues.
Feb 28 - 7:07 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

Rookie Markel Brown has stepped up and played really well in Bogdanovic's absence, so we would be surprised if he reclaimed his starting spot. That being said, Bogdanovic was only averaging 7.8 points per game this season, so his value will be limited to deeper leagues even if he does end up starting again. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 28 - 1:36 PM


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