May 8, 2019, 10:42 amD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the Pacers are a team to keep an eye on regarding D’Angelo Russell this upcoming offseason.
Indiana has Darren Collison and Cory Joseph entering unrestricted free agency, leaving 2019 first-round pick Aaron Holiday as the lone point guard on the roster. With Victor Oladipo coming off surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, pursuing DLo is plausible for Indiana. Russell should have plenty of suitors this summer after a career year in Brooklyn and the Nets have already said that he is their top priority in the offseason.
Source: The Athletic
May 6, 2019, 5:22 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
Re-signing D'Angelo Russell (marijuana possession) is the Nets' top priority this offseason, according to Michael Scotto of the Athletic.
While this seems fairly obvious, it is noteworthy due to Russell's recent citing for marijuana possession. The Nets can open up two max salary slots this summer, but it would mean waiting to sign Russell, which may not be an option given he's a restricted free agent. Unless the Nets can sign two superstars, it seems like the Nets will be willing to keep their young All-Star, even at a cost.
Source: Michael Scotto on The Athletic
May 6, 2019, 5:02 pmAllen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
According to Michael Scotto of the Athletic, the Nets will be looking to dump Allen Crabbe's contract this summer.
Crabbe is owed $18.5 million for 2019-2020 after picking up his player option. The stretch provision is an option if the Nets cannot find a trade partner for Crabbe – which would require attaching draft capital. The stretch provision would mean Crabbe would get paid $6.17 million over the next three seasons.
Source: Michael Scotto on The Athletic
May 3, 2019, 9:34 amAllen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe has exercised his $18.6 million player option with the Nets for the 2019-20 season.
Crabbe was plagued by injuries last season and only managed to play 43 games and averaged 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1. assists, while averaging 2.3 threes per game.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 4:12 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell was cited for marijuana possession at LaGuardia airport on Wednesday.
This is an unfortunate story to come out for Russell who had his first All-Star season and will be a restricted free agent this summer. According to the current collective bargaining agreement, Russell may have to enter the NBA's marijuana program. Suspension would only occur after three separate instances.
Source: Nets PR on Twitter
April 29, 2019, 9:54 amJared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets
Jared Dudley has expressed interest in signing with the Celtics during free agency.
Dudley played his college ball in Boston and will take aim at returning to the city come July 1. Dudley averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Nets last season, but more importantly provided a veteran presence in the locker room.
April 24, 2019, 1:57 pmJarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen will work on extending his range to the 3-point line this summer.
Him and every other big man. Allen went 6-for-45 on 3-pointers this season, so he's got some work to do. He's a quality young player who can protect the rim, but Allen isn't quite strong enough to crash and bang with the league's true behemoths and not quite gifted enough offensively to be anything more than a threat on the roll. It's a great base from which to work, however, and it's good to know that Allen is going to be putting in the work to make himself more of a weapon as the Nets look to build on a nice campaign.
Source: Bryan Fonseca on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:32 pmRodions Kurucs - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rodions Kurucs and Dzanan Musa were ejected in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Kurucs and Musa were involved in a few frustration shoves with Greg Monroe and Jonah Bolden, who were also ejected on Tuesday. The league will look at the incident and see if fines or suspensions are merited. Kurucs and Musa are eliminated from the playoffs, so they should have no impact this season.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 11:10 pmCaris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets
Caris Levert shot 6-for-12 from the floor for 18 points with three boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes for a 122-100 loss to the Sixers in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Levert has been an incredible story this season and its unfortunate his season has come to a close. He battled back from an awful injury early in the season to play at a high level. Levert came back strong to where he was easily the Nets best player in this series. He looks to bounce back stronger than ever next season.
April 23, 2019, 11:06 pmRondae Hollis-Jefferson - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson shot 9-for-13 from the floor for 21 points with two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes during a Game 5 loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.
RHJ came on strong in this series, but much of it was in garbage time. The Nets were down 29 at the half, so RHJ did most of his damage in the second half when the starters were out of the game. He could be in a different uniform this offseason, so be on the look out for value changes if the right situation presents itself.
April 23, 2019, 11:00 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell shot 3-for-16 from the floor for eight points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes for an elimination game loss at the hands of the Sixers on Tuesday.
Russell was out of sorts in this one. It's one thing to have a bad shooting night, but he was clearly not ready for the big moment. Russell finishes his all-star season with an amazing ascension as one of the NBA's great point guards. Dynasty owners should be excited about his sky-high potential moving forward.
April 23, 2019, 7:08 pmEd Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets
Ed Davis (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 matchup with the Sixers.
Davis was questionable going into the game, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise. With Davis out the Nets really need Jarrett Allen to step up on the glass and to provide a defensive presence in the paint.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
April 22, 2019, 12:54 pmEd Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets
Ed Davis (ankle) is considered to be questionable going into Tuesday's Game 5 vs. the 76ers.
Davis was a big part in the Nets' Game 1 win and his rebounding could serve to help Brooklyn out a ton. They just look outmatched by Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic and Davis could provide another big man presence down low. This could be the last game of the series so Davis' status should be a big story coming into the game.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
April 21, 2019, 7:57 pmJared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets
An announcement was released on Sunday that Jared Dudley will be fined $25,000 for his role in a third-quarter altercation in the Net's last game vs. the Sixers.
Jimmy Butler is also getting fined $15,000 for his participation. Both players got lucky that they weren't suspended by the league, considering that it has been wanting to use an iron grip to control violence during games.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter