Brooklyn Nets

Fantasy Blurbs

  • Jarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Kenny Atkinson said that improving the Nets defense will be a top priority this season and that Jarrett Allen needs to become a better defensive rebounder.

    Allen only averaged 5.4 rebounds per game last year though he only received 20.0 mpg on the full year. He averaged 6.4 per night in 23.9 mpg over his final 30 starts of the year, and he should push up closer to 8.0 as his minutes rise. Strength and shooting are things that could cap the sophomore's workload but he's already emerged as a popular sleeper candidate because of his elite shot-blocking potential and strong finish to last season. Allen becoming a better rebounder would push him closer to middle-round numbers.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - F - Brooklyn Nets

    The Nets expect that both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left adductor strain) and Dzanan Musa (ankle) will be cleared in time for training camp.

    Hollis-Jefferson picked up the injury in a charity game in early August, so he was in no real risk of missing time but it's good to hear that he's close to 100 percent. Musa hurt his right ankle during a FIBA game and underwent an MRI but has already declared that he'll be ready for camp. The Nets will run a deep rotation, so entering camp healthy is the first step if the rookie wants to win a job this year.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Dzanan Musa - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Bosnian rookie Dzanan Musa injured his right ankle during a FIBA Word Qualifiers match vs. Czech Republic and is flying to New York to receive treatment.

    There has been no official word on the severity of his injury but it was reported that he was in tears and had to be helped off the court. There’s a very real chance that Musa will miss the beginning of training camp as the Nets start theirs in a little over a week on September 25.

    Source: Nets Daily

  • Alan Williams - F/C - Brooklyn Nets

    Alan Williams agreed to a two-way deal with the Nets on Friday.

    Williams was very useful in limited minutes two seasons ago and finally found a new team after missing last season. We'll see if he gets a chance to stick on the NBA roster, but even then he may find himself stuck competing with Kenneth Faried and Ed Davis for minutes.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN

  • Kenneth Faried - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Kenneth Faried pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of fourth degree marijuana possession from late August.

    The arrest came in New York in late August and Faried was charged with a misdemeanor. A suspension is possible if Faried is guilty, but his plea on Wednesday shows he is combating those charges. Faried is currently not being drafted in Yahoo leagues.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Pablo Prigioni - PG - Brooklyn Nets

    Retired PG Pablo Prigioni will join the Nets coaching staff to help develop their young guards.

    D'Angelo Russell (22 years old), Caris LeVert (23 years old), Spencer Dinwiddie (25 years old) and Isaiah Whitehead (23 years old) should all benefit under the tutelage of the former Knicks point guard. As long as they continue to develop and stay healthy, the first three guards mentioned will be fantasy assets in standard leagues, with Whitehead being a deeper league option. The only issue is all three can run the point and therefore they take away opportunities from each other and are capped.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Joe Harris - SG - Brooklyn Nets

    Joe Harris has told his agent and the Nets that he wants to stay in Brooklyn and believes the Nets feel the same.

    Harris was one of multiple Nets players to breakout this season. Averaging career-highs almost across the board, the 2014 second-round pick established himself as a legitimate role player for the Nets, sprinkling in some starts as well. Harris also added in his quote, "I think everybody is kind of on the same line right here," meaning he believes the feeling to stay in Brooklyn is mutual. We'll see what kind of deal the sharpshooter can get himself after a career season.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - SG/SF - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe finished his first season with the Nets by posting 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.

    Crabbe predictably filled it up from deep this year, setting a franchise record for threes in a season after proving his mettle as a knock-down shooter in Portland. He set new career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and of course threes, hitting 2.6 per game. Those increases were enough to stick him with top-120/100 per-game value despite a woeful .408 mark from the field. Crabbe played in 75 games this season and was good for top-100/80 value on the full season, though it might not have felt that way given a few poor shooting months.

  • Jarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen had another solid game to wrap up a fine rookie campaign, scoring 10 points while corralling seven rebounds and a block in only 19 minutes of action against the Celtics on Wednesday night.

    Allen will finish outside the top-150 on a per-game basis, but that's hardly fair to a guy who was one of the league's best shot blockers down the stretch. The rookie had a block in 17 of his last 18 games and multiple blocks in 11 of those, with three or more in a whopping eight games. On the full season, Allen played 71 games and averaged 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks on .586 from the field in 20.0 mpg, good enough for top-150/130 returns from a total value perspective. In his last 30 starts, however, Allen was dynamite with 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on .617 from the field in 23.9 mpg. That's a 50 percent increase in blocks in just a 19.5 percent increase in playing time. Some matchups proved troubling for the youngster and capped his playing time accordingly, but there was plenty to like about Allen's rookie year.