Player News - Nets

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Brook Lopez came off the bench again and had 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

Mason Plumlee disappeared tonight and has done so in two of his last three games, so maybe the Nets are getting close to giving Bro-Lo his job back. Then again, they're the Nets, so who knows?
Feb 26 - 12:53 AM

Jarrett Jack returned from a hamstring injury on Wednesday and had 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes.

Jack may or may not replace Deron Williams as the starting point guard, or could end up replacing Markel Brown at shooting guard. Either way, he's proven his worth to the Nets and they're going to need him to play minutes if they're going to stay in the No. 8 hole in the East.
Feb 26 - 12:51 AM

Thaddeus Young once again came off the bench for the Nets, but still managed 19 points, five rebounds and a 3-pointer on 8-of-12 shooting.

Maybe the Nets will put him in the starting lineup at some point soon, but even if they don't, Young should continue to improve as he learns how to play with his new teammates.
Feb 26 - 12:48 AM

Alan Anderson played 33 minutes in another start at small forward, but hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, four rebounds and two assists.

The Nets are actually in the playoffs if they started today, so here's an idea. How about benching Anderson, Markel Brown and Mason Plumlee, and start the guys they're paying? A lineup of Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez could probably do some damage against most Eastern Conference teams, yet Bro-Lo and Thadd are currently coming off the bench, along with some combo of Jack/Williams. It just doesn't add up.
Feb 26 - 12:46 AM

Markel Brown started at shooting guard again on Wednesday, but had just eight points, four rebounds, three steals and a block on 3-of-9 shooting.

He played 30 minutes, but this was a far cry from his 10 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks he posted in Monday's start. And with Jarrett Jack back from his hamstring injury, the arrow is pointing down on Brown.
Feb 26 - 12:41 AM

Deron Williams started again on Wednesday and had 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes on 4-of-14 shooting.

Jarrett Jack was back from his hamstring injury, but came off the bench and had 15 points in 28 minutes. It remains to be seen if Jack starts over Williams in the next one, but it would make more sense (at least to us) to leave Williams alone and start Jack at shooting guard. Stay tuned.
Feb 26 - 12:39 AM

Mason Plumlee started on Wednesday, but failed to score and had just three rebounds in 14 minutes.

He had 14 points and five rebounds on Monday, but just four points and five boards on Friday, and it's becoming a mystery why he's still starting over Brook Lopez. Maybe that will change after tonight, as the Nets were terrible out of the gate, missing 13 of their first 15 shots with Plumlee on the floor.
Feb 26 - 12:37 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Nets

Joe Johnson hit 9-of-17 shots for 21 points, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.

This was Johnson's second double-double of the month and surprisingly, neither number is a season high for him. He's actually been playing very well lately, averaging 17.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games.
Feb 26 - 12:33 AM

Nets' head coach Lionel Hollins said that Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will play limited minutes off the bench for Wednesday's game vs. New Orleans.

It's unclear at this point whether Hollins is easing Jack back into the rotation, or if Deron Williams has secured his spot in the starting lineup, and this is a situation we will continue to monitor closely. While Jack is set to return to action on Wednesday, owners should consider benching him as it's unlikely he'll be able to offer much statistically playing limited minutes in a bench role.
Feb 24 - 6:31 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday, and he has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Markel Brown will have another opportunity to start with Bogdanovic sidelined, and he'll be worth a look as a spot-start in daily leagues after putting up 10 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks during his last outing. Thaddeus Young and Alan Anderson will also have more opportunity for playing time with Bogdonavic out.

Jarrett Jack (hamstring) took part in Tuesday's practice, and he is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

There's no word on whether or not he'll retake his place in the starting lineup upon his return, but Deron Williams has certainly given Jack a run for his money after putting up two consecutive double digit assist outings in his last two games. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but if Jack does return to the starting lineup, Williams' value will take a sizable hit. Stay tuned.
Feb 24 - 4:09 PM

Thaddeus Young scored 15 points on 6-of-11 from the field during a 110-82 win over the Nuggets on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He only played 12 minutes in his Brooklyn debut on Friday and doubled his playing time tonight. Young is logging most of his playing time at power forward, but he does have a handful of minutes at small forward, which helps his upside. Considering the Nets have gone with such small lineups, Thad could start soon. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:30 AM

Deron Williams was effective against the Nuggets on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one turnover.

Jarrett Jack missed his second consecutive game and it's led to consecutive double-doubles for Williams. It's been a while since he had one of those with his last double-double coming back on Dec. 16. Jack was ruled out this morning, so he's likely going to miss more time. Williams should be viewed as a must-start player until further notice.
Feb 24 - 12:25 AM

Markel Brown played a whopping 45 minutes in his first start of his NBA career against the Nuggets on Monday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.

He had career highs in every stat mentioned above except assists. After playing a combined 29 minutes in his previous nine games, Brown was unleashed tonight. He is the first Net to post a double-double in his first start since Terrence Williams in 2009 and will probably have another chance to get another one. Brown won't be this good, but his athleticism is something the Nets have been missing on the wing. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:13 AM

Jarrett Jack (hamstring) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.

Jack was doubtful on Sunday, so it would have taken a miracle to see him out there on Monday. Former franchise face Deron Williams will draw another start, and he gets to do it against the dumpster fire that is the Denver Nuggets. D-Will started the last game against the Lakers and went for 12 points, four rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and a block (five turnovers) in just under 40 minutes. He'll get all of the minutes he can handle tonight, making him an obvious option to consider in daily formats.
Feb 23 - 12:45 PM

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