Dudley had four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-97 win over the 76ers. Dudley continues to start at power forward, though he saw a season low minute total in this one. His shots haven't been falling, and going into Sunday's matchup Dudley was averaging a modest (but fairly well-rounded) line of 5.8 points (37.8 FG, 32.4 3Pt, 87.5 FT), 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 threes, 0.9 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 25.9 minutes per game. It's not much, but Dudley could remain a factor in deeper leagues until DeMarre Carroll (ankle) returns.
Dudley will start at power forward for Wednesday's season opener against the Pistons, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. With DeMarre Carroll (ankle) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip) sidelined, the Nets are thin at power forward. Dudley will draw the start as a result. When seeing over 20 minutes last season, he averaged 5.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Dudley will start at power forward for Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Raptors, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. The Nets are set to be without a handful of players Wednesday, which includes regular starters DeMarre Carroll (rest), Allen Crabbe (ankle) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (hip). As a result, Dudley will get the call for the spot start and could be in line for an expanded workload. That said, Dudley's role once the regular season arrives next week is very much uncertain and there's a decent chance he only plays spot minutes most nights once the team is at full strength. Dudley should be a veteran mentor more than anything.
Dudley is down 20 pounds from the weight at which he began last season, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. While this is positive news for Dudley, he's unlikely to work his way back to fantasy relevance this season on a fairly deep Nets roster. The veteran is valued more for his locker room contributions at this point in his career, and he appeared in only 48 games -- averaging a career-low 14.3 minutes per game -- for the Suns last season.
Dudley, along with a 2021 second round pick, was traded to the Nets on Friday in exchange for Darrell Arthur, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The Nets essentially agreed to take on more salary in exchange for a second round pick, and both Dudley and Arthur could be headed towards buyouts with their respective teams. Dudley is coming off a rough 11th season in the NBA, playing just 48 games with the Suns and having limited playing time. However, he's still a quality three-point shooter and can provide veteran leadership, so even if he is ultimately bought out by the Nets, he shouldn't have any issues finding a team to latch onto this season.
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