Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Markel Brown made another start at shooting guard and hit 5-of-8 shots for 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in Wednesday's win against the Knicks.

Bojan Bogdanovic has fallen off (5 points) and Alan Anderson came back to earth after a big night with just four points, so Brown might be the way to go here. He's hit double digits in scoring in three straight games, and has also been productive in rebounds, steals and 3-pointers, even though he didn't hit any triples tonight.
Apr 1 - 11:22 PM

Deron Williams hit 11-of-21 shots and four 3-pointers for 26 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 34 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

Williams is rolling lately and looks healthy for the first time in a few seasons. Williams had 18 points in the first half, which was his best scoring half of the season. It must be fun to play the Knicks.
Apr 1 - 11:18 PM

Brook Lopez hit 9-of-15 shots for 18 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in Wednesday's win over the Knicks, and also hit a follow-up jumper with two seconds left to win the game.

The Eastern Conference Player of the Week last week came through with the points and blocks, and it seems silly to think that he used to come off the bench for this team. The Nets blew a 16-point lead against the NBA's doormat, but Bro-Lo was there to save the day.
Apr 1 - 11:14 PM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Joe Johnson hit just 3-of-9 shots for nine points, but all three were 3-pointers, and he also chipped in with five rebounds, five assists and four steals in Wednesday's win over the Knicks.

Johnson led the team with 39 minutes, but cooled off after scoring 21, 18 and 20 points in his last three games. He made up for it with the threes, steals, assists and boards, and should bounce back in the scoring category sooner than later.
Apr 1 - 11:08 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic did not score in eight minutes of action on Tuesday.

His stat line consisted of one steal and two turnovers. This is the second straight complete dud for Bogdanovic, who has ceded his role to Alan Anderson (24 minutes) and Markel Brown (31 minutes). The Nets won both of their past two games with limited contributions from Bogdanovic, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all formats.
Mar 31 - 10:52 PM

Thaddeus Young (left knee) returned to the Nets' starting lineup on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in a much-needed win vs. the Pacers.

He shot 4-of-11 from the field without any 3-pointers, but any notion of a minute-limit was abolished as he racked up 39 minutes tonight. Thad's true shooting has leaped to 55.4 percent in Brooklyn, up from 49.1 percent in Minnesota, and he should at least maintain his current late-round value as the Nets chase a playoff berth.
Mar 31 - 10:46 PM

Deron Williams (illness) logged 30 minutes on Tuesday and had 11 points, one 3-pointer six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a home win vs. Indiana.

Williams missed Monday's practice but he recovered quickly enough to help Brooklyn earn their fourth straight victory, boosting them back into the No. 8 seed with a half-game lead over the Celtics. He got off to a torrid start and could have had an even bigger game if it weren't for persistent foul trouble. It's safe to keep D-Will locked into your active lineups.
Mar 31 - 10:45 PM

Mason Plumlee shifted to the bench with Thad Young (knee) healthy on Tuesday, finishing with only four points, three rebounds and one block in 12 foul-plagued minutes.

The Nets won two straight games in Thaddeus Young's absence but he still overtook Plumlee for the starting PF job tonight. Plumlee hasn't been a viable fantasy option with Brook Lopez healthy this season, so it hardly matters where he begins games for Brooklyn.
Mar 31 - 10:45 PM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Joe Johnson drained three 3-pointers vs. Indy on Tuesday, including a dagger late in the fourth quarter, finishing the Nets' home win with 21 points, six rebounds and four assists.

The 14-year veteran averaged 19.0 points, 3.0 threes, 6.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.0 steals in his previous two games, bouncing back from an extended slump in the nick of time for fantasy owners. He's very unlikely to face any DNP-CDs with the Nets vying for a playoff spot -- coach Lionel Hollins even said before the game, "I don’t think managing your minutes lengthens your career by one minute."
Mar 31 - 10:44 PM

Alan Anderson stayed hot on Tuesday with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist.

He made all three of his free throws and did his damage in just 24 minutes, eliminating the production of both Bojan Bogdanovic (eight minutes) and Earl Clark (two minutes). Anderson has established a reliable role and he has coach Lionel Hollins' trust, but he's still no more than a 3-point specialist in typical leagues.
Mar 31 - 10:43 PM

Thaddeus Young will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers, sending Mason Plumlee back to the bench.

Young will not be on a minutes limit tonight, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their active rosters. Plumlee didn't do much during his run with the starting unit, so the demotion to the second unit isn't going to do him any favors. In fact, Plumlee is averaging just 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds on 43.6 percent shooting as a reserve, so it makes sense to drop him in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 5:52 PM

Deron Williams (illness) will play against the Pacers on Tuesday.

This is good news for fantasy owners after Williams missed practice on Monday and he can now be slotted into lineups for Tuesday. Jarrett Jack will continue to serve as Williams' backup and is no longer a potential spot-start option on Tuesday.
Mar 31 - 1:13 PM

Deron Williams (illness) was present at shootaround on Tuesday.

Williams missed practice on Monday, so it's good news to see him able to go through shootaround before Tuesday's game against the Pacers. We'll update this status closer to game-time, but Jarrett Jack would be in line for a spot-start and would make for a solid fantasy play if Williams is unable to go.
Mar 31 - 11:14 AM

Thaddeus Young (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

The words "available to play" would seem to insinuate that Young won't start after missing the Nets' previous two games with a left knee strain. We'll update Young's status as more information is available, but he's a risky start for fantasy owners if he's coming off the bench behind Miles Plumlee.
Mar 31 - 10:41 AM

Thad Young (knee) shot around on Monday, and he's being listed as questionable to face the Pacers on Tuesday.

He's iffy at best for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, and he's been out since March 25 with the knee injury. Young's owners can't afford to rely on his return right now given he doesn't appear anywhere close to full strength, and if Young continues to sit, Miles Plumlee is likely to to start at power forward with Earl Clark and Alan Anderson getting a little more time off the bench.
Mar 30 - 12:40 PM

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