July 18, 2019, 1:37 pmDavid NwabaSF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have announced the signing of David Nwaba.
Nwaba will head to Brooklyn on a two-year deal after bouncing around over his first three NBA seasons. It's a nice pickup for the Nets, who will get a hard-nosed forward that's capable of defending and rebounding with tenacity. Nwaba's poor shooting might not do him favors in Brooklyn's system, but he's the type of hustle player that coaches tend to like. Expect him to play a part in Kenny Atkinson's deep rotation, though fantasy value is probably out of the question when everyone is healthy.
Source: Brooklyn Nets
July 15, 2019, 12:09 pmHenry EllensonPF, Brooklyn Nets
Henry Ellenson has signed a two-way contract with the Nets.
Ellenson left the Knicks in Summer League due to personal reasons, but the former lottery pick has resurfaced with the other New York team. He'll give the Nets someone who can provide stretch four play in a pinch, but odds are he'll spend most of his time in the G-League. Time is running out for Ellenson to establish himself as an NBA player.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 1:55 amNicolas ClaxtonPF, Brooklyn Nets
Nicolas Claxton has missed the last two Summer League games because of left hamstring tightness.
Claxton hasn't gotten much of a chance to impress at Summer League, and it would've been tough for him to really stand out with Jarrett Allen on the Vegas roster anyway. We'll see how the rookie looks in the preseason, but his fantasy outlook is severely hampered by the presence of Allen and DeAndre Jordan. This doesn't look like a serious injury but we'll keep an eye on things to see if it lingers.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 9:29 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen fell down hard on his hip after grabbing a rebound on Sunday and will not return to the game after suffering a contusion.
Allen has been a beast all Summer League so it's a shame to see him leave the game on this note. He ends three quarters of action with a 15-point, 14 rebounds, double-double, adding one assist and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting.
Source: NBA on ESPN on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 11:33 amDavid NwabaSG, Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent wing David Nwaba according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Nwaba fills out the rest of Brooklyn's roster as a a defensive-minded wing with unrealized potential during his first two seasons in the NBA. He is unlikely to crack regular playing time with Brooklyn but could hold low-end fantasy value if injuries pave a way for him to get into the rotation.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 11:07 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen obliterated the Pistons in Saturday's 105-85 win, scoring 30 points and adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.
The first question to ask is why was he out there tonight? Jarrett Allen is unquestionably a starter for just about any team and showed that he is a double-double monster in tonight's beat down against the Pistons frontcourt. However, with the signing of DeAndre Jordan the Nets have a difficult decision to make this season as they both posses similar skill sets. The Nets already know what they are getting from Allen and his Summer League performance has done nothing more than solidify this. The next question to answer is whether he has done enough to get the nod or if this question will linger further into the preseason.
July 10, 2019, 8:09 pmRodions KurucsPF, Brooklyn Nets
Rodions Kurucs was relatively quiet in Brooklyn's 93-85 win over Orlando, scoring 14 points to go with three rebounds, a steal and two blocks.
Though he has a solid season as a second-round pick last year, Kurucs has failed to distinguish himself much in Summer League play. When it comes to his fantasy outlook, the best thing he has going for him at the moment is that the Nets are pretty thin at the PF on their roster with Wilson Chandler really being the only other guy on the roster who has regularly played the position. Kurucs has potential to play decent minutes this season.
July 10, 2019, 7:45 pmDzanan MusaSG, Brooklyn Nets
Dzanan Musa put up 20 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in Brooklyn's 93-85 win over the Magic on Wednesday.
This was Musa's strongest game of Summer League thus far. He was the clear go-to-guy with a team-high 15 shots, making good of his opportunity by hitting eight of them. Musa is not likely to play over the collection of wings at Brooklyn's disposal even without Kevin Durant. He doesn't figure to be fantasy-relevant in his sophomore season.
July 10, 2019, 7:40 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen returned to Summer League action on Wednesday, posting a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double to go along with two blocks in 32 minutes.
Allen has proven over the last couple of seasons that he doesn’t really belong in Summer League from a talent point of view. The big man has an arduous fantasy season ahead of him with the likely log jam he’ll face at center with DeAndre Jordan in town.
July 10, 2019, 1:22 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both have signed three-year deals with a player option for a fourth season.
The three-and-one structure means that both can hit the market in the summer of 2022, paving the way for a little more flexibility and greater earning potential. Whether or not those options are exercised will depend on how things go in Brooklyn, as well as how Durant looks in his return from a torn Achilles.
July 10, 2019, 12:41 pmWilson ChandlerF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have announced the signings of Wilson Chandler and Garrett Temple.
The Nets' transformation comes with a couple veteran players who can chip in off the bench. Chandler will be in the mix for minutes at the forward spots but looked close to the end of the line last season, so perhaps he'll take the role that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson leaves behind and be more of a matchup play. Temple should slot in comfortably on the wing and in the locker room, with 3-and-D skills that give him a chance at a solid role. The two figure to help make up for the minutes that RHJ, DeMarre Carroll and Jared Dudley used to occupy.
Source: Brooklyn Nets
July 10, 2019, 1:11 amJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Kenny Atkinson wouldn't commit to a starting center regarding the Jarrett Allen or DeAndre Jordan decision he has looming.
Atkinson did mention that Jordan told him he'll do whatever is needed to win. Allen would seem to be the better bet to start at this point, but they're probably looking at a pretty even timeshare. While Jordan was on the Knicks, he started and played about the same 26 minutes that Allen did on the Nets this past season.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 5:47 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Nets GM Sean Marks wouldn't rule on whether Kevin Durant (Achilles) would play next season or not after Durant underwent a full evaluation with the Nets doctors and performance staff on Monday.
It is way too early to speculate on Durant's return date after he just recently underwent major surgery. The door is left open for him to return towards the end of the season, but the team isn't going to take any chances with the health of their superstar by rushing him back. With the way his Warriors tenure ended, Durant is likely to exercise extreme caution next season.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 5:24 pmDeAndre JordanC, Brooklyn Nets
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson is non-committal on who he expects to be his starting C next season between DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen, while also relaying that Jordan is comfortable with doing whatever the team needs.
It's early July, and the team has two capable starting Cs on the roster, so a decision will likely come after coach Atkinson can evaluate the team in the preseason and during practices. The added tidbit that Jordan is comfortable coming off the bench may play a role in the team's decision, but this is likely to be a fluid situation all season.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 8:21 amTheo PinsonPG, Brooklyn Nets
Michael Scotto of the Athletic is reporting that the Nets and Theo Pinson have agreed to a two-year deal.
After rescinding their qualifying offer to Pinson in order to manufacture some extra cap space, the Nets are bringing back their promising young guard. He isn’t expected to be a fantasy contributor though and will only provide insurance in case injuries hit Brooklyn hard.
Source: Michael Scotto On Twitter