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Nets' Jarrett Allen: Listed as questionable Monday
Allen is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves due to an illness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Specifics regarding the illness remain unclear, but look for Allen's status to clear up closer to game-time. This would be a tough blow for the Nets if Allen can't play, as the big man is averaging 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game this season. If Allen is ruled out, look for Ed Davis and Kenneth Faried to see some extra run.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Caris LeVert: Exits early with knee scare
LeVert exited midway through the third quarter of Saturday's 116-100 loss to the Warriors with a knee injury and didn't return, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. "It feels OK," LeVert said of his knee after the game. "I just fell on it a little bit, but I'll be fine for the next game."
LeVert had been playing through a head cold coming into the day and finished with just four points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and two rebounds across 21 minutes before departing. It sounds like LeVert's removal was mostly precautionary, as coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed after the contest that the young guard should be good to go for Monday's game in Minnesota. LeVert's early departure Saturday opened up more run off the bench for Shabazz Napier, who tallied 14 points (4-7 FG, 6-9 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Shabazz Napier: Plays 20 minutes off bench
Napier played 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Napier was a DNP-CD in the Nets' previous game Friday, and it sounds as though he'll be on the fringes of the rotation going forward now that DeMarre Carroll is back healthy. "I think it's tough to play more than 10," coach Kenny Atkinson said. "I don't say it's out of the realm of possibility. These are the tough decisions because Shabazz played well for us. It's just that we want to integrate DeMarre and figure out where he is and how he can help us. ... Is he going to play more at the wing? Is he going to play more at the four? It's to be determined."... See More ... See Less
Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Marginal production Saturday
Hollis-Jefferson contributed just two points to go with three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 17 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 loss to the Warriors.
Hollis-Jefferson was non-existent Saturday, barely troubling the statisticians in his 17 minutes on the court. Since returning from injury he has yet to find any sort of rhythm on either end of the floor. The Nets have begun the season quite well and numerous other players have made advancements in their games. He remains a borderline hold in standard leagues but it is getting tough not to start looking elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Nets' D'Angelo Russell: Limited production in loss Saturday
Russell had 12 points (5-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 loss to Golden State.
Russell got off to a hot start in this one but could not keep things going as the Warriors overpowered the plucky Nets. Russell continues to have some issues with his efficiency but on the whole, has had a solid start to his season. The biggest takeaway from the season so far is that he appears healthy and will hopefully be able to play in the majority of games for both the Nets and his owners.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Joe Harris: Scores team-high 24 points Saturday
Harris finished with 24 points (9-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound, and one steal in 20 minutes during Saturday's 116-100 loss to Golden State.
Harris played just 20 minutes Saturday but managed to record a team-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting. If the game had been closer, Harris could have had a much nicer line but those with him on their roster should be thrilled with his production. Those who keep waiting for the drop off might need to accept the fact that he can be a good fantasy player. Despite a limited skillset, Harris warrants rostering in standard leagues at this stage.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Allen Crabbe: Scores eight points in Friday's win
Crabbe had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt) and two rebounds in 23 minutes during Friday's 112-110 win over the Nuggets.
Crabbe's scoring total was actually his best over the last five tilts, and he's averaging 23.6 minutes per game over the last eight games. Joe Harris continues to hold down the fort as the starting shooting guard and has earned more time than Crabbe in each of the last eight games while scoring in double figures in six straight.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Jarrett Allen: Superb in Friday's win
Allen accumulated 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 FT), nine rebounds, five blocks, two assists, and one steal in 31 minutes during Friday's 112-110 win over the Nuggets.
Allen finished with career highs in field-goal attempts and free-throw attempts while matching his career high in blocks and posting a season high scoring total. Though Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic statistically had a field day, Allen held his own overall and was extremely impressive in this one. There will be bumps in the road for the sophomore, but he has scored in double figures in five consecutive contests and continues to contribute lots of boards and blocks as well.... See More ... See Less
Nets' D'Angelo Russell: Scores 23 points in Friday's win
Russell compiled 23 points (7-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and two steals in 26 minutes during Friday's 112-110 win over the Nuggets.
Russell reached the 20-point threshold for the second time in the last three games and the fourth time through the first 12 tilts of 2018-19. While Russell has not earned more than 27 minutes in a contest once in the last six matchups, he continues to pile up plenty of counting stats in an uptempo offense.... See More ... See Less
Nets' DeMarre Carroll: Scores nine points in season debut
Carroll contributed nine points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and two rebounds in 14 minutes during Friday's 112-110 win over the Nuggets.
Making his season debut after missing the first 11 games while recovering from ankle surgery, Carroll came off the bench (as expected) and played the least minutes among the 10 Nets who saw the floor. Though the team has been focusing on developing their youth, Carroll was a key cog in the starting lineup last year and has a good chance to eventually regain that role over current starting power forward and fellow veteran Jared Dudley, who finished with four points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four boards, one dime, and one block in 24 minutes of action.... See More ... See Less
Nets' DeMarre Carroll: Available Friday
Carroll (ankle) is available to make his season debut in Friday's game against Denver, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
Carroll's workload will presumably be limited in order to ease him back into the swing of things. He projects to contend for the starting power forward spot once he is back up to speed.... See More ... See Less
Nets' DeMarre Carroll: Expects to play Friday
Carroll (ankle) said he expects to play Friday against the Nuggets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Carroll is yet to play this season while working back from a procedure on his right ankle, but he's ramped up his activity level in recent days and is optimistic about his chance to see some minutes Friday night. Carroll's workload will be limited for the next several games, so he's best avoided in DFS contests for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie: Provides double-digit points in seventh straight game
Dinwiddie accrued 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 30 minutes Tuesday in the Nets' 104-82 win over the Suns.
Dinwiddie emerged as a reliable scoring option for the Nets in 2017-18 and has only improved in that regard through the early stages of this season. He's reached double digits in the scoring column in 10 of the Nets' 11 games -- including each of the last seven -- and is shooting 48.3 percent from the field, an increase of nearly 10 percentage points from the previous season. A downturn in efficiency is almost certainly coming for Dinwiddie to some extent, but a significant year-over-year improvement in shooting percentage wouldn't be unprecedented for a 25-year-old who had limited opportunities in his first two professional seasons.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Jarrett Allen: Has nice performance in easy victory
Allen produced 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 104-82 victory over Phoenix.
Allen had some nice across the board production despite playing just 24 minutes Tuesday. He managed to score in double figures for the fourth consecutive game while also handing out a season-high five assists. He was heavily touted coming into the season as a player who could break out. While he has not completely lived up to the hype, he has recorded at least one block in 10 of his 11 games while also averaging 7.7 boards.... See More ... See Less
Nets' Ed Davis: Hauls in 12 rebounds Tuesday
Davis finished with nine points (4-7 FG, 1-5 FT), 12 rebounds, and one steal in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 104-82 victory over the Suns.
Davis saw some additional run Tuesday, coming within one point of a double-double. His 12 rebounds were a season-high, as was the playing time. Davis has proven himself to one of the better rebounders in the league but offers very little else and struggles mightily from the free-throw line. He could be considered in deeper formats if you are in need of some boards late in the week.... See More ... See Less