Player News - Nets

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Allen Crabbe has been traded to the Nets for Andrew Nicholson.

The Nets have had a clear interest in Crabbe for a while now, and now they'll finally get their man after trying to steal him away from Portland as a restricted free agent last summer with a four-year deal worth $75 million. Crabbe will have a good chance to start with the Nets next season, and he'll look to improve upon his numbers from his 2016-17 campaign in which he produced averages of 10.7 points and 1.7 triples per game on 46.8 percent shooting. He's lights out from beyond the arc, but unless he can improve on the defensive stats, he won't be much more than a late-round guy.
Jul 25 - 2:41 PM

Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily said that Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell are seen as the only "untouchables" on Brooklyn's roster.

The Nets are very high on the 22-year-old LeVert and he played well at the Summer League, averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys on 47.5 percent shooting. LeVert won't handle the ball too much next season with the Nets expected to start Jeremy Lin and Russell in the backcourt, but he should still be a nice source of points, steals and treys. He's a late-round flier for now and his value would jump if the Nets take the training wheels off and give him minutes in the high 20s or low 30s out of the gate.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 25 - 11:10 AM

Timofey Mozgov said he's going to surprise people by showcasing his 3-point shot next season.

Mozgov does have a decent mid-range game, but he's 7-of-40 from beyond the arc in his career. "I’ve already talked with the coach," he said. "It seems to me, this year it will surprise many that I’ll can shoot the [3-point shot]. It will be interesting. But we'll see." Mozgov will play for Russia in Eurobasket next month, so we'll get an idea of his progress then. Mozgov may be the starter on opening night in Brooklyn, but he will have to fend off intriguing rookie Jarrett Allen. With averages of 7.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and just 0.6 blocks per contest last season, he won't be a recommended fantasy target.
Source: Nets Daily
Jul 24 - 10:14 AM

The Nets have signed Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract.

Ouattara spent the 2016-17 with AS Monaco Basket in France where he averaged 11.8 points on 51.4 percent shooting. The 25-year-old SG is nicknamed "The Dunkmaster" and also has range out to the 3-point line, connecting on 40.0 percent of his triples last season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 23 - 8:55 AM

Nets sign C Jarrett Allen.

The No. 22 pick did not play at all in summer league due to a hip flexor strain. Allen has the upside to be an impact guy on defense with his wingspan and athleticism, but he's still very raw as a team defender and on the offensive side. He will have a chance to beat out Timofey Mozgov for the starting job.
Jul 20 - 2:58 PM

DeMarre Carroll said he was excited to get traded from the Raptors.

"It was like a rush of joy just ran through my body," Carroll said when he found out about the deal. Coach Kenny Atkinson was with Carroll in their Atlanta days and Carroll said Atkinson really helped him on cutting and playing on the move. "Me being in a system where the coach gets me and now I can do what I do, play defense and shoot the three ball, I feel like this is the best environment for me," Carroll added. The Nets are likely to go young and Carroll's knee injuries have held him back, so he's not the best fantasy target.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 19 - 4:52 PM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he likes Jacob Wiley's upside, athleticism and versatility.

"He doesn’t have a ton of experience, but … he’s got a motor obviously,’’ Atkinson said. "He’s a little fast and wild right now, but we see the athletic potential, the length, the speed, how hard he plays." The 6'7" forward averaged 20.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.8 blocks per game at Eastern Washington and recently signed a two-way contract with the Nets, meaning he will spend most of his time in the G-League next season.
Source: NY Post
Jul 17 - 11:26 AM
Quincy Acy - F/C - Nets

Quincy Acy's contract for the 2017-18 season is now guaranteed.

He got married on the same day as his guarantee date, so congrats to Acy and his family. The Nets are a little thin in their frontcourt with only Timofey Mozgov, Jarrett Allen, Trevor Booker and Andrew Nicholson under contract for 2017-18, so Acy does have a shot at minutes on opening night. In 32 games with the Nets last season, Acy averaged 6.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 triples and 0.5 blocks in 15.9 minutes.
Jul 17 - 9:34 AM

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 15 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers against the Lakers on Saturday.

As the Nets prepare to make him a straight four, you could say summer league was a success for RHJ and the Nets. His ability to guard every position is what will give him minutes, but he won't be scoring much and he still has some trouble knocking down shots. Hollis-Jefferson should still be looking at minutes in the upper 20s and have some fantasy value.
Jul 16 - 12:06 AM

Caris LeVert scored 23 points with one rebound, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

He's been a little underwhelming to this point, but LeVert was terrific as a scorer in this game and he played some strong defense against Lonzo Ball late in the game. He's at his best when he's in transition or needs to use just 0-1 dribbles, so LeVert probably won't get nearly as much run as a ball-handler on a much deeper Nets team compared to last season. He's on the radar as a late-round flier in fantasy.
Jul 16 - 12:06 AM

Isaiah Whitehead scored 15 points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Lakers on Saturday.

He did bang his knee in the second half and did check out, but Whitehead returned and it didn't affect his aggressive style. The Brooklyn native is still really going to need to work on playing off the ball with the Nets likely to use him as a shooting guard, so he'll likely be working with the shooting coaches a lot in the next couple months.
Jul 16 - 12:01 AM

Isaiah Whitehead scored a team-high 14 points in an 85-74 win over the Nuggets on Thursday, adding five rebounds, one assist, three turnovers, one block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

The Nets are treating Las Vegas like a dress rehearsal with almost half their roster getting minutes last year. However, competition has really picked up for Whitehead with Jeremy Lin healthy, D'Angelo Russell expected to play a lot of SG, and the Nets having more overall depth. While he has played better, he won't be a big factor in the rotation.
Jul 13 - 6:31 PM

Archie Goodwin scored 18 points in a 96-66 win over the Pelicans on Monday, improving the Nets to 2-1 in the Vegas Summer League.

Caris LeVert was also terrific with 17 points, eight boards, two assists, one steal and two treys, but Goodwin finished a ridiculous +30 in his 20 minutes. He shot 6-of-9 from the field with eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two treys, outplaying both Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead in this one. Goodwin is owed a non-guaranteed salary of $1.6 million next season, but he's making a strong case to make the 15-man roster.
Jul 10 - 7:52 PM

Jeremy Lin said that the Nets "desperately" needed someone like DeMarre Carroll.

"He can definitely shoot the [3-point shot] and he can definitely play defense, which we really, really need help with," Lin said. "And he can do more than that. But just veteran leadership, toughness, grit. I’m hoping he comes in and is a vocal leader. Those are some things that we need." Carroll was just a salary dump and Brooklyn received two drafts picks in return, but there's a chance he could get his career back on track with the Nets. Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson was an assistant for Atlanta during Carroll's best years in the NBA, so maybe he can help get him going.
Jul 10 - 9:54 AM

Caris LeVert led the Nets with 18 points in Las Vegas on Sunday, going 9-of-18 from the field with seven rebounds, three assists and just one turnover in 28 minutes.

LeVert continues to show tantalizing skills, especially in transition, but he did miss all seven of his attempts from downtown tonight. He projects as a volatile fantasy option given the uncertainty in Brooklyn's rotation, now that D'Angelo Russell and DeMarre Carroll have joined the roster. We should get clarity during training camp and the preseason.
Jul 9 - 8:03 PM


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