• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Oblique issue knocks Nets G Markel Brown out of practice

    Nets guard Markel Brown strained his left oblique during practice Thursday, per Rob Boone of Newsday.The injury could sideline Brown for a few days, but unless the Nets paint a more serious picture regarding the ailment, the guard should be ready to go for the start of the regular season.Even with Deron Williams moving over to Dallas, however, Brown still finds himself as the low man on the depth chart at point guard.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Nets SG Markel Brown says team wants him to play the point

    Nets shooting guard Markel Brown is entering his second NBA season. The 23-year-old is spending the offseason preparing to play a new role for the Nets, per netsdaily.com. Brown is preparing to contribute more by expanding to the point guard position. "All the coaches know I'm a solid defender, but they want to see me go out there and score the ball," Brown said. "They want to see me do it on both ends. Even though they know I can score, I didn't try to do too much my rookie season. But going into next season, they want me to help contribute more for the team. My goal for the offseason is to get in the gym, score the ball and be able to handle the point guard spot." Brown averaged 4.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 47 games as a rookie last season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nets' Bojan Bogdanovic draws start in Game 2

    Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Wednesday that shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic will draw the start over rookie Markel Brown in Game 2 against the Hawks, the New York Daily News reports. Brown was the starter at shooting guard in the team's Game 1 loss, but played only the first 5:35 of the game before hitting the bench for the remainder of the contest. Bogdanovic scored five points in 32 minutes off the bench in Game 1. Bogdanovic averaged 9.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 78 games during the regular season. The Nets are 9 1/2-point underdogs in Atlanta Wednesday.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Nets may move SG Bojan Bogdanovic into starting lineup

    After dropping the first game of their playoff series against the Hawks with rookie shooting guard Markel Brown in the lineup, the Nets may make a chance for Game 2, with Bojan Bogdanovic likely moving into the starting five, per Newsday. Brown played the first 5:35 and scored four points, but did not return to the contest, with Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson logging most of the minutes at the two spot. "Bogey is really the starter," Nets coach Lionel Hollins said. "And Markel, I play him to get some experience and some minutes. And usually, if he's playing better, he gets to play in the second half. If he's not, then I stick with the guy who's the starter."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nets guard Markel Brown increases production with more minutes

    Along with receiving more playing time, Nets guard Markel Brown has also seen his production increase over the last three games. Brown has played 30 or more minutes in the last three games and has scored in double digits in each of those games. Coach Lionel Hollins said Brown has been playing well, which is why his minutes increased, reports the New York Post. "It's all a part of utilizing the group we have," Hollins said. "It's nothing personal. It doesn't have to do with anybody playing poorly. It's the way I see it. It's part of my job, and I have to be the final decision on it."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nets clear Markel Brown to play Wednesday; Alan Anderson ruled out

    Nets guard Markel Brown is available to play in Wednesday's game at Miami, the team announced. Brown has been dealing with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, a back injury will cause guard Alan Anderson to miss Wednesday's game. The Nets are 3 1/2-point underdogs.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Anderson, Brown questionable, Karasev out for Nets

    The Nets guard situation is in flux as Sergey Karasev will miss Wednesday's game against the Heat with a knee injury, while Alan Anderson (back) and Markel Brown (ankle) have been downgraded to doubtful, according to the team. All three players were injured in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans. Anderson and Brown traveled to Miami, but their ailments may keep them sidelined. Karasev injured himself after just six minutes of playing time and did not travel with the team, undergoing further testing on his knee.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Nets' Markel Brown, Alan Anderson sustain injuries, to travel with team

    Nets guards Markel Brown and Alan Anderson both suffered injuries Tuesday, which forced them to leave and not return. Brown suffered a right ankle sprain and needed help to get back to the locker room. He scored seven points on 3 of 3 shooting from the field in 25 minutes. Anderson suffered a bruised tailbone in the game. He played just 10 minutes, scoring three points. Both are expected to travel with the team for Wednesday's game in Miami.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nets rule Bogdanovic out of Wednesday's game; Jack probable

    The Nets announced Tuesday guard Bojan Bogdanovic has been ruled out of Wednesday's game at New Orleans. It will be the second straight game Bogdanovic will miss because of a sprained ankle. Guard Markel Brown should see an increase in playing time with Bogdanovic sidelined. Meanwhile, guard Jarrett Jack was able to practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for Wednesday's game. A hamstring injury caused Jack to miss the last two games. Despite the injury, Jack said he will play Wednesday, reports Newsday. "I'm back," Jack said.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Nets' Markel Brown posts first career double-double in win Monday

    Nets guard Markel Brown scored 10 points on 4 of 12 shooting from the field and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in Brooklyn's 110-82 win over the Nuggets Monday. It was Brown's first career double-double while making his first career start for Brooklyn. He played 45 minutes and added four blocks and two assists to his totals.