Karasev's father, Vasily, recently said in an interview with Russian media that Sergey won't play for the Nets next season, Sportando reports. "Sergey is fine; he's already working for the next season," Vasily said. "It's too early to say where he'll play next season. We will consider all the options, both from NBA and Europe. One thing is for sure, Sergey won't play for the Nets next season."
The Nets can technically match any offer Karasev, a restricted free agent, receives, but it doesn't seem either side is interested in a reunion. The former first-round pick played only 73 games in his two seasons with the Nets, and saw his court time decline in 2015-16, despite the team being well removed from playoff contention by midseason. With the 22-year-old failing to show much ability from distance during his first three seasons in the league, it's doubtful many teams will be interested in bringing him aboard on a multi-year contract. If that's the case, Karasev may opt to return to Russia to continue his career.
Sergey Karasev (personal) will not play in Wednesday's season finale, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.
Karasev will sit out for the second straight game while attending to a personal matter, and the Brooklyn Nets will roll with the same nine players they used the last couple games.
Sergey Karasev will sit out Monday's game against the Wizards for personal reasons, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports.
Karasev has seen sporadic minutes over the past couple of weeks, so his absence Monday doesn't necessarily open up additional playing time for any of his teammates in particular. His next opportunity to play will be in the regular season finale against the Raptors on Wednesday.
Sergey Karasev scored 17 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Saturday's win over the Pacers.
The points and boards were both career highs for Karasev, who likely earned himself at least one more start with his performance Saturday. If he can continue forming an effective wing partnership with Bojan Bogdanovic, Karasev could produce some surprising numbers over the final weeks of the season.
Sergey Karasev will join the starting lineup at shooting guard in Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.
Despite not playing in a coach's decision in Tuesday's loss to the Hornets, Karasev will reenter the mix in a prominent role Thursday, as coach Tony Brown expressed that he wanted to give his younger players some more opportunities over the final stretch of the regular season. While Karasev figures to see a boost in minutes from the 8.4 he's averaging for the season, he may only be a placeholder in the starting five, as Bojan Bogdanovic and the now-healthy Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are the likeliest candidates to assume most of the minutes on the wing.
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