Dudley will shift to a bench role Sunday against Philadelphia, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. Dudley has seen his minutes slowly decrease over the last couple of games, and he'll likely remain in a bench role moving forward with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson set to replace him in the starting five. Dudley is averaging 5.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 23.5 minutes per contest through 20 games this year.
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.
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