Hollis-Jefferson scored 23 points (9-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 32 minutes during Saturday's 114-106 win over the Mavericks. It took him a few games to get his legs back under him after returning from his groin injury in February, but RHJ has now scored in double digits in five straight games, averaging 18.6 points, 8.0 boards, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals over that stretch. The 23-year-old was already putting together the best season of his career so far, but he could be finding another gear to close out the campaign.
Hollis-Jefferson will draw the start for Friday's contest against the 76ers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. With Allen Crabbe (illness) sidelined, coach Kenny Atkinson has opted to switch up the starting five, inserting Hollis-Jefferson and Joe Harris while sending Spencer Dinwiddie to the pine. In 45 starts this season, Hollis-Jefferson has averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 28.4 minutes.
Hollis-Jefferson produced 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assist, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in Tuesday's 116-102 loss to the Raptors. Hollis-Jefferson continues to be an asset off the bench for the Nets since he has returned from his groin injury. He has scored in double-digits in five of the last seven contests, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game over that span. With the Nets struggling and looking for playmakers, it wouldn't be surprising to see Hollis-Jefferson take back his starting role.
Hollis-Jefferson supplied 12 points (6-9 FG), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 23 minutes in Sunday's 120-97 loss to the Sixers. Hollis-Jefferson has yet to regain his starting power forward job since returning from an extended absence due to a groin injury, but he appears to be hitting his stride in his bench role. Factoring in Sunday's production, he's posted double-digit point totals in three of the past four games, and in four of the past six overall. He continues to be similarly productive on the glass relative to playing time, as he's ripped down between six and 12 rebounds in six consecutive contests. Given that he's still seeing a solid allotment of playing time (at least 21 minutes in each game since returning) and has proven efficient with it, he remains a viable option across all formats.
Hollis-Jefferson recorded 18 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal across 30 minutes during a 125-111 win over the Hornets on Thursday. Hollis-Jefferson excelled in the bench role Thursday, as he picked up his first double-double since Jan. 8. He added solid supporting stats elsewhere and still received 30 minutes despite the bench role. Hollis-Jefferson's averages across the last five games have been decent, at 12.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in that stretch.
Last 7 Games
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