Player News - Nets

Date: Team: Pos:

Joe Harris (shoulder) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers.

He hasn't played since March 3 and is currently without an official timetable to return, so there's absolutely no reason to own him anywhere.
Mar 27 - 4:00 PM

Sean Kilpatrick (strained left hamstring) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's matchup with the 76ers.

Kilpatrick has spent the past seven games on the sidelines with the hamstring issue, but it sounds like he'll be back in action on Tuesday night. With Kilpatrick expected to be active, there won't be quite as many minutes available for guys like Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin and K.J. McDaniels.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 11 points in 25 minutes during a 107-92 win over the Hawks on Sunday, adding 13 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.

Pretty solid work for a guy who was a game-time decision with an illness. He's been effective on the glass with four double-doubles in the last month. RHJ has a Whiteside-like 25.2 rebounding percentage in his last three games, which coach Kenny Atkinson has to love for his undersized four man. We're still waiting for Hollis-Jefferson to get heavy minutes, but 23.8 per game over his last five should be enough to trust him. He also had one of the best jams of the day today (video in link below).
Mar 26 - 5:19 PM

Jeremy Lin scored 18 points with four rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

The Nets are actually a respectable basketball team when Lin plays, posting a 9-19 record when he suits up. Yes, that's not great, but a 32.1 win percentage puts them a lot closer to the Knicks than how the Nets have played without Lin. He's also turned it up over his last three since returning from injury, averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 boards, 5.3 assists, .07 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 treys. There is always risk on playing him for weekly leagues, but he makes sense to start in most cases right now.
Mar 26 - 5:14 PM

Randy Foye did not score in 13 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday, adding one rebound, one assist and one steal.

If you like fun, you're probably rooting for Foye to get shut down for guys like K.J. McDaniels. Fun aside, Foye's had a really nice NBA career and is still productive at age 33.
Mar 26 - 5:07 PM

Isaiah Whitehead scored nine points with two rebounds, three assists, one block and three steals in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

After Kris Dunn passed him for the rookie guard lead in blocks on Friday, Whitehead passed him right back. Whitehead has been a pleasant surprise in the second half and has seen his mistakes drop on both ends. He's starting to sniff value in deeper leagues over his last five, averaging 9.4 points, 2.8 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks. We'll see how much more the Nets play him down the stretch, so just keep an eye on him.
Mar 26 - 5:05 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

Just start him over Randy Foye already. McDaniels continue to make plays on both ends and his style of play really fits in nicely with the up-tempo Nets. He does appear to have at least 20 minutes per game locked up, so he does have some value in deeper leagues right now. If he does get added run, he would be on the standard league radar thanks to his ability to fill up the stat sheet in such a favorable system.
Mar 26 - 5:01 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (illness) is starting vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

As cautious as the Nets are, this a pleasant surprise for RHJ's fantasy owners. His minutes are still being held in check, but RHJ will continue to be a solid source of rebounds and defensive stats going forward.
Mar 26 - 12:17 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (illness) is a game-time call on Sunday vs. the Hawks.

Fantasy owners know the drill here. The Nets are super cautious, so they may hold RHJ out if he's not feeling up to it. This also gives them an excuse to take a long look at K.J. McDaniels. If RHJ can't go, McDaniels and Caris LeVert will likely get the biggest boost, while the Nets won't be able to play as much small ball.
Mar 26 - 11:43 AM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he wants K.J. McDaniels to work on his 3-point shot during the offseason.

"In today’s game, you want a wing to be a ‘three-and-D’ guy," Atkinson said. "He’s so athletic that he can drive it all the time and get in the lane. But we need him to be out there and make some. I think the shot is technically pretty good, so I’m bullish on where he can go with his shooting." McDaniels is shooting 32.6 percent from deep this season which is his best mark through three seasons, but the defensive side of his game is already very solid. With the Nets a little banged up, McDaniels is getting a lot of burn and is averaging 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples in 23.6 minutes per game over his last three outings. Keep an eye on him.
Source: Newsday
Mar 26 - 11:15 AM

Joe Harris (shoulder) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

He doesn't have a timetable to return and may be out of the rotation when he gets back. It's been K.J. McDaniels slotting into Harris' minutes, but he doesn't have much value.
Source: Nets PR
Mar 25 - 5:26 PM

Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play against the Hawks on Sunday.

This hamstring strain will cost him at least two weeks and the Nets haven't indicated much on his progress. Kilpatrick did have an interesting tweet about his time on the sidelines today. "Our road trips be memorable," Kilpatrick tweeted. "Learning, getting better, and analyzing the game of basketball." It sounds like he'll be studying a little while longer. K.J. McDaniels has seen some minutes while Randy Foye has slightly benefited.
Source: Nets PR
Mar 25 - 5:22 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19 points during a 129-108 loss to the Wizards on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

After becoming the first player since 1983-84 to have at least 16 boards in 15 or fewer minutes on Thursday, Hollis-Jefferson was better on the offensive end today. His minutes have still be all over the place due to how he's so undersized. Because he's so matchup dependent, it's tough to trust him on a nightly basis. He should have a strong finish to his second season.
Mar 24 - 10:24 PM

Justin Hamilton scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Wizards on Friday.

It's just his second 20-point game of th season with his first coming back in November. Hamilton likely won't have much value while the Nets are keeping Brook Lopez active.
Mar 24 - 10:09 PM

Jeremy Lin scored 14 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He did have a very slight tweak of his right ankle in the first quarter, but he did stay in the game. The Nets will likely keep Lin's minutes under 30, so his fantasy upside isn't the greatest for owners needing volume stats.
Mar 24 - 9:55 PM


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