Player News - Nets

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Spencer Dinwiddie won the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

He beat Jamal Murray in the semifinal and Lauri Markkanen in the final to earn the trophy. Dinwiddie has been a serious candidate for Most Improved Player and arguably the best pickup in fantasy hoops. He's a great story and a Los Angeles kid, but Dinwiddie said the best part of his win was helping someone get a scholarship.
Feb 17 - 8:38 PM

While talking about Jahlil Okafor's future with the Nets, coach Kenny Atkinson hinted that he's open to the idea of using Jarrett Allen at power forward.

"Jarrett can play the four because he can defend the position. [Jahlil Okafor] right now is more of a traditional five, a closer-to-the-basket guy," Atkinson said. "We have to look at all options. Jarrett’s played some four. It’s not perfect because of the shooting … he’s not spreading the floor like a traditional four. But we could look at it at times." We won't read too much into this for now, but it just goes to show how versatile the 19-year-old Allen is. He's played 20 or fewer minutes in three straight games, but we expect that to start trending back up.
Feb 15 - 9:43 AM

Allen Crabbe scored 24 points with eight rebounds, one assist and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes during a 108-103 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.

There are not many non-star players hotter than Crabbe over his last four, averaging 25.3 points, 5.5 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 5.3 treys on 50.7 percent from the field. He's certainly benefitted from the Nets having some injuries, but his strong play can help him earn more run once the team gets healthy again. He's too hot to be on the wire right now.
Feb 14 - 10:17 PM

Jarrett Allen scored 10 points with six rebounds and four turnovers in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Coach Kenny Atkinson has kept his rookie on a much tighter leash and Allen did not start the third quarter today. He was a little careless with the ball with his four turnovers, but he's been able to keep his fouls down. Just about all rookies will have their slumps, but Allen's upside makes him worth owning in all leagues.
Feb 14 - 10:04 PM

DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He's been on a roll and a lot of it has to do with no Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and no Caris LeVert. In the last five games, Carroll has averaged 16.0 points, 8.6 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.2 treys. He'll cool off, but he should probably be owned in standard leagues until proven otherwise.
Feb 14 - 10:02 PM

D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points with three rebounds, nine assists and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Coach Kenny Atkinson continues to hint that he will start Russell next to Spencer Dinwiddie, but Russell still has yet to make a start since his knee injury in 2017. Although, he's been busy off the bench to become the first Net to record 15+ points and five+ assists off the bench in three straight games since Orlando Woolridge in the 1986-87 season. DAR is trending up.
Feb 14 - 10:00 PM

Dante Cunningham scored six points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He started the third quarter for Jarrett Allen, and Cunningham continues to take minutes from some exciting players. The Nets don't have their draft pick and they'll be playing their younger players more later in the year, so there's no reason to add him in most leagues.
Feb 14 - 9:56 PM

Jahlil Okafor (left calf tightness) will not play on Wednesday, according to Nets PR.

Jarrett Allen will need to stay out of foul trouble vs. the Pacers tonight, and we're likely to see a bit more Quincy Acy. Maybe they'll even dust off Timofey Mozgov tonight.
Feb 14 - 7:07 PM

D'Angelo Russell struggled in the first half on Monday but bounced back to finish with 16 points, two rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 7-of-17 shooting in 25 minutes.

He is coming off the bench, but played well in the second half and spent time on the court with Spencer Dinwiddie, which is a good sign. The Nets are in full tank mode so anything's possible with a veteran like DAR, but he's heating up, scoring 16 and 21 points in each of his last two games.
Feb 12 - 10:37 PM

Allen Crabbed made another start on Monday and hit 6-of-13 shots and a couple 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes.

He came in on fire, scoring 28 and 34 points in his previous two games, but was still quite effective tonight. Crabbe is averaging 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.8 3-pointers on 45 percent shooting over his last five, and while he might take a hit once Caris LeVert can play (after All-Star break), Crabbe is worth owning until further notice.
Feb 12 - 10:33 PM

Jarrett Allen hit 3-of-3 shots for eight points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks, but played just 18 minutes in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Maybe coach Kenny Atkinson didn't want Allen to be destroyed by DeAndre Jordan, which was also the case on Saturday against Anthony Davis, but Allen should have an easier time against Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis on Valentine's Day. Don't drop him, as he simply has to play more minutes going forward.
Feb 12 - 10:29 PM
Quincy Acy - F/C - Nets

Quincy Acy started on Monday and played 31 minutes, hitting 3-of-8 shots and a couple 3-pointers for eight points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in a 114-101 loss to the Clippers.

Acy played 40 minutes on Saturday, but didn't even play in the previous two games due to a finger injury. Kenny Atkinson apparently love Acy and while he's not someone we'd recommend you pick up, if he keeps playing crazy minutes like this, that could quickly change. He's averaging 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last two games, so just keep an eye on him. He should take a solid hit once Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is back from his groin injury after the break.
Feb 12 - 10:26 PM

DeMarre Carroll hit just 5-of-15 shots, but also knocked down a couple 3-pointers and finished Monday's loss with 12 points, 10 rebounds and a block.

He has just eight double-doubles on the season, but two of them have come in his last three games. The Nets are tanking and could soon turn to a youth movement, but Carroll has played well enough in his last five games to be held, averaging 14.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.8 3-pointers, despite shooting just 37 percent.
Feb 12 - 10:20 PM

Caris LeVert (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers or Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

The Nets will hold LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson out until the All-Star break. LeVert was trending down before the injury with D'Angelo Russell back, so he's not a great stash.
Feb 12 - 5:54 PM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers or Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

As expected, the Nets will hold him out through the All-Star break, so his next chance to play will be on Feb. 22. Fantasy owners should do their best to stash him wherever possible. Joe Harris has been the primary beneficiary with RHJ and Caris LeVert (knee) out and is worth a look for his 3-point shooting.
Feb 12 - 5:53 PM

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