Top Jaylen Hands News

  • Jaylen Hands: Rights acquired by Westchester

    The Westchester Knicks acquired the returning rights to Hands from the Long Island Nets on Monday in exchange for the returning rights to Bryce Brown, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Hands previously had his rights traded to the Pistons in November of 2020 as part of a three-team deal. Hands has yet to make his NBA debut.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Rights dealt to Detroit

    The Pistons acquired Hands' draft rights Nov. 19 as part of a three-team trade involving the Nets and Clippers.

    Along with Hands, the Pistons acquired the 16th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft (used on Saddiq Bey) and Dzanan Musa. Meanwhile, the Nets received Bruce Brown, and the Clippers received Luke Kennard and four second-round picks. The No. 56 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Hands never signed with the Nets and instead spent his first season in the professional ranks with the G League's Long Island Nets. Over 41 games, he averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 22.6 minutes per contest.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Struggles from field

    Hands supplied eight points (3-12 FG, 2-8 3Pt), five assists, three steals and one rebound in 31 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Swarm.

    Hands, who received a spot start, was unable to get much going from the field. Although the rookie guard's flashed glimpses of brilliance this year, he's struggled as the season's drawn on. In total, Hands is averaging 11.3 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds in 1.0 steal per contest.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Scores 10 in loss

    Hands provided 10 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Blue.

    Although Hands topped double digits, he was unable to provide much else and finished with a minus-17 net rating on the night. While he's provided glimpses of talent throughout the season, the rookie point guard has seen his workload eroded over the past month.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Effective in return

    Hands (undisclosed) totaled 24 points (10-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 22 minutes during Wednesday's dismantling of Canton.

    Hands had an excellent game in his return from a one-game absence due to an undisclosed issue. While his role has been jeopardized a bit by the emergence of Chris Chiozza, Justin Anderson and Jeremiah Martin, Hands has played well enough this season to warrant a rotational role for the remainder of the season. On the year, he's averaging 13.6 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Doesn't play Friday

    Hands was held out of Friday's win over the Red Claws due to an undisclosed injury.

    Hands wasn't known to be injured, making his absence Friday even more peculiar. Barring an update from the team, he can be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's tilt with Canton.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Sees reduction in playing time

    Hands recorded two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's loss to Fort Wayne.

    Hands, the talented rookie, struggled in a downtick in minutes Wednesday. It's unclear if his reduction in playing time will stick, though Hands' generally solid play this season indicates that it could be a one-time decrease. Overall, he's contributing averages of 13.7 points, 4.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 26.5 minutes per contest.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Drops 23 in win

    Hands supplied 23 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes during Saturday's win over Northern Arizona.

    Hands looked like an absolute star as he controlled the game on both ends of the floor in Saturday's blowout win. The performance came after a seven-point, four-assist outing the night before against Rio Grande, highlighting the stark inconsistency of the 20-year-old's play. Despite his ups-and-downs, Hands' impressed on the whole and is posting averages of 14.9 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game this year.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Dominates Westchester

    Hands posted 28 points (10-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, five assists and three steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's win over Westchester.

    It was the rookie point guard's most impressive outing of the season as he scored a career-high 28 points while contributing across multiple categories in the win. Though he's still struggling a bit with consistency issues, Hands' generally been impressive and could earn himself a contract with an NBA club before the season's end.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Scores 21 in loss

    Hands tallied 21 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt), five assists, two steals and a rebound across 32 minutes Friday against Santa Cruz.

    The 20-year-old has started eight-of-11 games this season and is contributing 13.5 points, 3.8 assist and 2.7 rebounds in 24.2 minutes. A top-ranked recruit out of High School, Hands' struggled since his college days but appears to be finding his footing in Long Island. He's shooting a blistering 45.7 percent from behind the arc this year but will need to improve his defense and distributional skills if he's to find a role in the NBA.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Comes off bench firing

    Hands accounted for 18 points (7-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes during Sunday's loss to Maine.

    Hands continued to impress with his sparkplug scoring ability, dropping an efficient 18 points and finishing with a plus-nine net rating. Hands appears to be in line to become Long Island's go-to bench scorer as he seems to have ceded his starting role to Rodion Kurucs until the Latvian rejoin Brooklyn.

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  • Jaylen Hands: Scores 21 in loss

    Hands accounted for 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 27 minutes during Friday's loss to the Blue Coats.

    Hands displayed his defensive prowess, though it wasn't enough to halt Delaware's offensive onslaught. The 2019 56th overall pick has been a bright spot for the Nets' minor league affiliate this season and is averaging 18.0 points, 3.7 assists and 27 rebounds in 26.7 minutes through three games.

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  • Nets' Jaylen Hands: Goes 56th overall to Brooklyn

    Hands was selected by the Nets with the 56th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

    Hands was a highly touted high school recruit before spending two seasons at UCLA, and a breakout sophomore season propelled him into declaring for the NBA draft. He is capable as both a scorer and playmaker, averaging 14.2 points and 6.1 assists per game last season. He will likely end up spending a good portion of his rookie season in the G League with the Nets already boasting quality depth in the backcourt.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 175 lbs
Age: 22