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Nets' DeMarre Carroll: Rough game in loss
Carroll produced eight points (2-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes Wednesday against the Heat.
Carroll has struggled so far this year after returning from an ankle injury that sidelined him for the first 11 games of the season. The veteran forward had a career year in 2017-18, averaging 13.5 points 6.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 threes per game. Carroll is still in the process of getting up to speed -- evidenced by his steadily increasing minute load -- but has a fantastic opportunity to cultivate a larger role with Caris LeVert (foot) out indefinitely. If Carroll is able to return to the form he had last year, he would be worth a look in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Shabazz Napier: Plays season-high 25 minutes
Napier contributed 13 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 25 minutes during Wednesday's defeat to the Heat.
The veteran guard played a season-high 25 minutes while tallying his third-best point total of the season. With Caris LeVert out indefinitely, Napier may be called on for more playmaking responsibilities. That said, Wednesday's performance was more likely due to the Heat blowing out the Nets early, and until Napier is able to provide more consistent value, he isn't a viable option in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Paces team with 18 points
Dinwiddie totaled 18 points (6-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal in 29 minutes Wednesday against the Heat.
Dinwiddie outplayed starter De'Angelo Russell by six minutes but had roughly the same statistical output albeit more efficiently. The veteran guard has had a nice season leading the Nets' second unit, contributing 13.9 points, 4.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 threes per game on 47.3 percent from the field, 81.8 percent from the line and 39.4 recent from three on the year. Dinwiddie is scoring at a career-best clip, and although he's passing out 2.0 fewer assists per game this year, he may still be worth a look in standard leagues due to his ability to generate modest scoring and distributional numbers on excellent efficiency.... See More ... See Less
Nets' D'Angelo Russell: Struggles with shot Wednesday
Russell scored 12 points (6-18 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and accrued five assists, three rebounds and a steal in 23 minutes Wednesday against the Heat.
After scoring 31 points on Monday, Russell was unable to get his shot going against the Heat. The fourth-year point guard is having a modest season, scoring at a career-best clip and shooting over forty percent from three. That said, Russell isn't overly impressive in any one category, contributing 16.8 points, 5.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 threes and 1.1 steals per game on the year. With Caris LeVert out for the foreseeable future, Russell may take on more playmaking responsibilities, although a decrease in efficiency would likely happen in conjunction.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Coming off bench Wednesday
Hollis-Jefferson will come off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Hollis-Jefferson got the start at center Wednesday with Jarrett Allen (out) and the team elected to use small ball to begin the game, but with the Heat boasting big man Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt, head coach Kenny Atkinson will start Ed Davis at center in an effort to go bigger.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ed Davis: Starting at center Wednesday
Davis will start at center in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
This will be the second straight game Jarrett Allen is missing due to an illness, but after Rondoe Hollis-Jefferson starter at the five against the Timberwolves, head coach Kenny Atkinson will make the switch to Davis in order to matchup with the Heat's Hassan Whiteside in the frontcourt. It's likely that Davis will be on the court for as long as Miami elects to play its big man.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Allen Crabbe: Starting Wednesday
Crabbe will start for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
With Caris LeVert (foot) out for an extended period of time, coach Kenny Atkinson has opted to insert Crabbe into the starting five. He's struggled to begin the season, however, shooting just 25.5 percent from the field in his 13 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Rodions Kurucs: Back with NBA club
Kurucs was recalled from the G League on Wednesday.
The rookie will be available for Wednesday's matchup with Miami, but he's seen the court in only two of the Nets' last five games. In eight minutes of action Saturday against Golden State, Kurucs had seven points and two assists.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Jarrett Allen: Out again Wednesday
Allen (lllness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
This will mark Allen's second straight absence while he continues to battle an illness. The Nets elected to primarily go small without Allen on Monday, starting Rondae Hollis-Jefferson at center and giving Ed Davis more minutes off the bench. With the Heat boasting big man Hassan Whiteside in their starting lineup. head coach Kenny Atkinson may rework things, but both should get a boost in playing time regardless.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Jarrett Allen: Questionable Wednesday
Allen (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Allen missed his first game of the season with an illness Monday, and his status for Wednesday is still up in the air. Allen's chances of playing Wednesday should become more clear based on his participation in shootaround, so look for an update on that in the morning.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Caris LeVert: Diagnosed with dislocated right foot
LeVert was diagnosed Tuesday with a dislocated right foot and is expected to make a return this season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
This is great news for LeVert considering how gruesome the injury initially appeared, and the lack of surgery will make for a much faster rehab process for the swingman. It's still an unfortunate setback for LeVert, who was in the midst of a breakout season with the Nets. The team will likely have an update on his timetable shortly, but for now, Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll should both be in line for extended roles on the wing in LeVert's absence.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ed Davis: Pulls down another 14 rebounds Monday
Davis produced seven points (2-4 FG, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to Minnesota.
Davis continues to rebound the ball extremely well in limited playing time, adding another 14 in just 21 minutes Monday. Jarrett Allen (illness) missed this game which did allow Davis some additional run. Davis is more of a rebounds streamer but if Allen is forced to miss another game, Davis could be a nice DFS play.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Has 14 points Monday
Dinwiddie totaled 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to the Timberwolves.
Dinwiddie once again provided solid production off the bench Monday, delivering 14 points in 28 minutes. The stat line is far from spectacular but with Caris LeVert (leg) set to miss some time, Dinwiddie could find a way to additional playing time moving forward. No one player is going to pick up all the slack left by LeVert's injury, however, Dinwiddie could be one of a committee of players to benefit.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Has nice line in start Monday
Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block in 26 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to the Timberwolves.
Hollis-Jefferson moved into the starting lineup, replacing Jarrett Allen (illness) who was sitting this one out. Hollis-Jefferson was solid during his 26 minutes on the court, able to produce in a number of categories. The biggest takeaway here was the Caris LeVert (leg) suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury and looks set to miss a lengthy amount of time. Hollis-Jefferson could remain in the starting lineup indefinitely if LeVert indeed misses time. If he was dropped in your league, it makes sense to grab him as a speculative add.... See More ... See Less
Nets' D'Angelo Russell: Hits career-high nine triples Monday
Russell finished with 31 points (10-22 FG, 9-15 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 120-113 loss to Minnesota.
Russell went-off for 31 points Monday, draining a career-high nine triples in the process. Despite the impressive shooting, his performance was overshadowed by the injury to Caris LeVert. LeVert looks set to miss a lengthy period of time which is going to mean Russell should see an uptick in his usage moving forward. Just be prepared for an associated dip in his efficiency if the shot attempts increase.... See More ... See Less