Player News - Nets

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The Nets are expected to hire Jacque Vaughn as Kenny Atkinson's top assistant, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

It's worth noting that new Nets GM Sean Marks worked closely with Vaughn during their tenure together in San Antonio. Vaughn did not fare well in Orlando as the team's head coach, but he'll get a chance to rebuild his stock sitting alongside Atkinson on Brooklyn's bench. The Nets lack both assets and talent, so the newly-assembled front office and coaching staff could very well be the franchise's most valuable current commodity. Needless to say, Brooklyn is a hard hat zone with how much work and construction needs to be done in order to build a sustainable winner.
May 2 - 9:48 AM

Jarrett Jack (knee surgery) is expected to be cleared for basketball activities in about a month and a half.

He was diagnosed with a torn right ACL and meniscus back in January, but initial reports indicated that he will be ready for the 2016-17 season. The Nets hold a team option on him worth $6.3 million, and he could be a starter again next season unless they bring in another point guard this summer. He averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 assists, 4.3 boards, 1.1 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in 32 games during the 2015-16 campaign.
Apr 30 - 9:16 AM

Shane Larkin said that he's unsure if he'll pick up his player option with the Nets worth $1.5 million for the 2016-17 season.

"I’m not a guy who wants to play a 10-year career with eight different teams," said Larkin. "I want to find a home and really lock in with a team where I know what the coach wants, what my teammates want and we can just all grow together." Larkin added that starting is not important to him, and he just wants a two or three-year deal with a team that views him as a long-term solution and not just a fill-in guy. Given Larkin's skill set and struggles with consistency, he could be asking for a bit much with these requests.
Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 29 points (10-of-17 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs) in Wednesday's 103-96 loss to the Raptors, adding six boards, two assists, one steal and seven 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

This was the Nets' 10th loss in a row, their worst streak since 2010. Bogdanovic struggled with consistency all season and was averaging 11.0 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.6 3-pointers on 42.9 percent shooting prior to Wednesday. He is under contract with the Nets for a couple more season, but he will have a tough time holding off Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for the starting small forward job next season.
Apr 13 - 10:35 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored eight points with three boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks vs. the Raptors on Wednesday.

If the rookie hadn't suffered a fractured ankle this season, he could've made a lot more noise after the team decided to waive Joe Johnson. His offensive game needs a lot of work, but he does have upside for his ability to rebound and rack up defensive stats. Depending on what the Nets do in free agency this summer, RHJ could open the 2016-17 season as the starting small forward and could be looking at a lot of minutes. We will be keeping a close eye on his progress during the summer league.
Apr 13 - 10:24 PM

Chris McCullough was quiet vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring six points with five rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 21 minutes.

He didn't make his season debut until Feb. 11 this season due to a lengthy rehab from knee surgery, but the rookie definitely showed some promise. He's one of the few building blocks on the Brooklyn roster and it will be interesting to see how he develops this summer with a full offseason under his belt. Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are signed to long-term contracts, so McCullough likely won't be a fantasy asset right out of the gate next season. His stock is on the rise in dynasty leagues, though.
Apr 13 - 10:17 PM

Sergey Karasev (personal) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

He's not a part of the rotation, so there's no fantasy spin here.
Apr 13 - 6:23 PM

Thomas Robinson (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

Henry Sims and Chris McCullough figure to make up the Nets starting frontcourt on Wednesday sans Robinson, while Bojan Bogdanovic will likely spend some time at the four-spot. It's not a great matchup for Sims or McCullough, so those guys will be slightly risky punts in DFS on a 14-game Wednesday night, despite the increased opportunity. Robinson was excellent as a starter this season, so he'll likely be opting out of his contract in order to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Shane Larkin scored a career-high 20 points during a 120-111 loss to the Wizards on Monday, adding six rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He made 9-of-13 from the field as the Nets were able to get a lot of buckets in transition for this game. Larkin has been all over the place all season, but this was his second good game in a row. He probably won't be the best punt play on Wednesday against the Raptors because of so many backups looking at big minutes.
Apr 11 - 10:59 PM

Henry Sims scored eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes during his start against the Wizards on Monday.

He'll likely get the start on Wednesday night with Thomas Robinson (knee) not healthy right now. With 14 games on the slate and a number of players resting, Sims probably isn't best value.
Apr 11 - 10:55 PM

Sean Kilpatrick scored 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Wizards on Monday.

He's been very consistent as one of the best bench scorers in April. In his last five, Kilpatrick averaged 17.8 points, 2.6 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 treys on 47.0 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. He's basically been a Will Barton-like player and is worth a look in the finale on Wednesday.
Apr 11 - 10:52 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson filled the stat sheet on Monday against the Wizards with a career-high 14 points, adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in 23 minutes.

He made 5-of-10 from the field, all four free throws and didn't turn the ball over for an eight-category line. The Nets have been careful with his minutes after ankle surgery, but he's very likely going to be in a good spot next season. If Hollis-Jefferson can develop any sort of offensive arsenal, he might have a nice sophomore season.
Apr 11 - 10:47 PM

Sergey Karasev (personal) will not play on Monday.

He hasn't been in the rotation anyway. Wayne Ellington will start and should get minutes in the 20s.
Apr 11 - 6:01 PM

Henry Sims will start against the Wizards on Monday.

He should get some big minutes against Marcin Gortat. Sims is worth a look, but he doesn't have a big upside. Chris McCullough is probably the better option for his ability to fill the stat sheet.
Apr 11 - 5:55 PM

Thomas Robinson (knee) will not play against the Wizards on Monday.

It'll be Henry Sims taking over as the starter. Robinson was a waiver-wire gem for those punting free throw percentage, but he's likely out for the season. He's likely helped his chances to make an NBA roster, too. Chris McCullough should also benefit tonight.
Apr 11 - 5:54 PM


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