Player News - Nets

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Jeremy Lin's "number [one] priority" was working on his jump shot this summer.

"Working on all types of jump shots: catch-and-shoot 3's, off-the-dribble 3's, mid-range jumpers, iso jumpers," Lin wrote on his website. "I've always had a knack for attacking the rim, finishing or getting to the free throw line, but if I am able to really consistently hit shots from the outside, it would take my game to a whole new level. I've changed my form, brought my release lower and made the motion smoother in hopes of making it more consistent, creating a quicker release and using less energy so on nights when I'm tired I can still shoot it well. I've also been working on my floaters and change of pace game because as I get older, I will rely less and less on my athleticism." Lin is going to have all of the opportunity he can handle as the unquestioned starting PG in Brooklyn, so don't overlook him as a fine mid-round option on fantasy draft day.
Aug 20 - 5:10 PM

Randy Foye is anticipating being a leader on a young Nets team.

"One of the things I’m looking to bring is leadership," he said. "Just try to grab guys after workouts and say, ‘hey let’s shoot some more,’ or do ball-handling drills, or play today. Or if we’re doing sprints or whatever we’re doing and we’re dead tired, let’s do one more or two more. More than anything, I’m trying to be a leader and lead by example." Foye could spend time at either point guard or shooting guard in Brooklyn, but he'll provide far more value off the court to his teammates than he will on it for his newest squad. He is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 20 - 3:02 PM

Xavier Thames has signed a deal with MZT Skopje in Macedonia.

He spent last season in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, but we'll let you know if he pops back up on the NBA radar.
Source: Sportando
Aug 20 - 10:42 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 28 points to lead Croatia on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to avoid defeat in the quarterfinals.

The Nets' sharpshooter didn't seem bothered by his recent ankle injury, as he lit up Serbia on 7-of-15 field goals and 10-of-12 free throws, with three rebounds and two assists in nearly 39 minutes of action. He was excellent in a featured scoring role during the Olympics, which could prompt the Nets to find him more minutes in the wing rotation.
Aug 17 - 11:35 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola posted 15 points, 10 rebounds and two 3-pointers during Argentina's 105-78 loss to the U.S. on Wednesday.

Argentina started strong but they lost steam as the game proceeded, finishing just 30-of-78 from the field as a team (38.5 percent). Scola wasn't too sharp himself, going just 6-of-16 from the field with five turnovers and four personal fouls in what could be his final game on the international stage.
Aug 17 - 7:35 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points in a win over Lithuania on Monday, adding two rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He did have a minor ankle tweak at the end of the game, but he did walk it off. Bogdanovic is not looking to pass very often as Croatia's go-to scorer, especially on the perimeter. He's the leading scorer in Rio at 24.8 points per game with a solid 51.4 percent from the field. The Croatians are finally getting in a better offensive rhythm, so they're as dangerous as it gets for USA's competition.
Aug 15 - 11:21 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola scored seven points with five rebounds, one assist, one turnover and one 3-pointer against Spain during a 92-73 loss on Monday.

The savvy Spanish team neutralized his low-post game and kept a body on him in the perimeter, as well. Scola is much better on the international stage, but his days of making a noteworthy impact in the NBA look to be behind him.
Aug 15 - 7:55 PM

Trevor Cooney will attend Brooklyn's training camp.

The undrafted shooting guard out of Syracuse averaged 12.9 points, 2.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.5 treys during his senior season, but he's fully expected to start his career in the D-League.
Aug 15 - 9:53 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points during a stunning 90-76 loss to Nigeria on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

Not many saw this coming after Croatia turned in impressive wins over Brazil and Spain. Luckily for them, their wins over those two teams will likely come in handy for the tiebreaker, so they don't need to beat Lithuania on Monday. Expect to a lot of shots from Bogdanovic on Monday.
Aug 13 - 11:35 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola had 14 points (6-of-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, two 3-pointers and three turnovers for Argentina in Saturday's 111-107 2OT win over Brazil.

Scola isn't expected to have a large on-court role in Brooklyn next season, but he's still got something left in the tank and has been playing well for his national team.
Aug 13 - 3:51 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola scored 12 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against Lithuania on Thursday.

The Lithuanians guarded him quite well in this game. Scola's low-post arsenal has dominated international competition for about a decade, but it didn't work too well with him only making 5-of-11 from the field. He's not expected to have an impact with the Nets next season.
Aug 11 - 11:22 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic could not be stopped during Croatia's 80-76 win over Brazil on Thursday, going off for 33 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field while connecting on 10 of his 11 freebies.

Bogdanovic also added three triples, six rebounds, three assists and four turnovers during his 38 minutes of playing time, and Croatia now sits at 2-1 through the first three games of the Olympic tournament. Bogdanovic should start for the Nets this upcoming season, and he could realistically be the No. 2 or 3 option on offense. That being said, he usually doesn't bring much to the box score aside from his scoring and 3-point shooting, so he won't be worth much more than a late-round pick.
Aug 11 - 3:09 PM

Shane Larkin has agreed to a deal to suit up for Baskonia of Spain.

Larkin will likely be on the floor a bit more in Europe than he could with an NBA club, so perhaps that's why he's headed overseas. The terms of his deal are currently unclear, but it could be a while before we see Larkin stateside again.
Source: Baskonia
Aug 10 - 9:14 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 18 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one trey in Tuesday's loss to Argentina, shooting 5-of-13 from the field.

He's a completely new player when he plays for Croatia, so hopefully his confidence carries over into the Nets' season with Kenny Atkinson at the helm. If the Nets decide to start Bogdanovic next to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on the wings, he could have some value as a pure scorer with a healthy dose of 3-pointers.
Aug 9 - 11:56 PM
Luis Scola - F/C - Nets

Luis Scola scored 23 points to lead Argentina to a 90-82 win over Croatia, giving his team a 2-0 record in Rio.

The 36-year-old forward was impressive, adding nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks, and he even added three treys on five attempts. The veteran signed a one-year deal with the Nets this summer, but he's likely going to have a limited role off the bench in what could be his final season in the NBA.
Aug 9 - 11:34 PM


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