December 13, 2018, 5:25 pmSpencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Nets agreed to a three-year, $34.5 million extension with a player option on Thursday.
Dinwiddie has come a long way in his career but has earned every dollar of this extension. He was eligible for up to four years and $47 million, but a shorter deal allows Dinwiddie to enter free agency a year sooner. The Nets picked him up off waivers in December of 2016 and have reaped the benefits ever since. He's not going anywhere for awhile.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
December 13, 2018, 4:57 pmAllen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) is questionable for Friday's game.
Crabbe has been on fire lately and anyone who's been riding this streak has been very pleased. It's unfortunate to see him pop up on the injury report, but we'll have to wait until at least shootaround on Friday morning to know more about his status. If he can't go, Joe Harris, Spencer Dindwiddie and Shabazz Napier should all see more minutes and touches.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
December 12, 2018, 9:57 pmJarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen had a tough matchup against Joel Embiid in Wednesday's 127-124 win over the Sixers and was limited to recording just eight points, five rebounds and two assists (zero blocks).
Allen cannot be faulted too much for his poor output as he had his hands full in trying to contain a top-3 center in the league. He's not going to be this disappointing on an average night, so move on and just chalk it up to him getting "processed." Even starting power forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was limited to three points and four boards but was at least able to swipe four steals.
December 12, 2018, 9:52 pmAllen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe continued on his hot streak in Wednesday's win over the Sixers, posting 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals.
This is the fourth straight game where Crabbe has scored in double figures and hit at least three triples. He's streaky and is definitely worth riding while he's scorching hot.
December 12, 2018, 9:49 pmSpencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie exploded for a career-high 39 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 13-of-14 from the line with two rebounds, five dimes, four triples and one steal on Wednesday.
This was his night and Dinwiddie's effort helped the Nets upset the Sixers in what was a hard-fought game. He's one special player indeed and is on the rise in fantasy. He clearly outperformed D'Angelo Russell tonight, who ended up with 12 points, two treys and seven assists in 22 minutes.
December 8, 2018, 11:10 pmSpencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets
The Nets took home a win over their cross-town rivals on Saturday night thanks largely to 25 points, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer from Spencer Dinwiddie, who also shot 10-of-17 from the field.
Dinwiddie has had four straight games with 17 points or more and is over 30 mpg in December, up from his season average of 28.6 mpg. Keep rolling him out there as he's playing inspired ball of late, perhaps in an effort to pry a max deal (for him, four years and around $48 million) out of the Nets.
December 8, 2018, 11:07 pmRondae Hollis-Jefferson - F - Brooklyn Nets
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson came through for patient owners with 20 points (7-of-14 from the field), six rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in Saturday's win.
Even with this game in the mix RHJ is shooting just .340 over his last five, and had combined for 27 points over his previous four. We've been seeing a lot of drop questions lately and while we can't blame you if you've moved on given Brooklyn's depth and Hollis-Jefferson's struggles, both with his health and his play, it's lines like this that keep owners hanging on. He's got top-100 potential, as we saw last season, and should be owned in 12-team formats.
December 8, 2018, 11:04 pmJarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen held his own against Enes Kanter in Saturday's win, delivering 14 points, 12 rebounds and a pair of blocks.
That's four blocks in two games for Allen after a lull in his swats over the preceding handful of contests. Kanter still got his numbers tonight but it's nice to see that Allen can compile his own set of stats even as burlier competition tries to wear him down, as we saw tonight and on Friday when Jonas Valanciunas scored 24 points. Allen's a middle-round player with room to grow.
December 8, 2018, 11:01 pmAllen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe posted 17 points on 6-of-9 from the field on Saturday night, with all but one of his makes coming from behind the arc.
Crabbe continues to confound with good games followed up by disappearing acts. He started and led the wing group with 32 minutes tonight, while Joe Harris put up 11 points and two threes in 27 minutes and DeMarre Carroll scored only four points in 24 minutes. Harris is probably the safest bet considering his strong shooting, though Carroll's all-around game has the most upside and Crabbe is the most bankable specialist play. It's a situation that you should try and avoid in 12-team leagues.
December 8, 2018, 10:55 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell went 4-of-14 from the field in Saturday's win but was able to save a fairly lackluster line with 11 assists and just two turnovers.
Russell scored nine points with a steal and a 3-pointer. It was a far cry from his explosive scoring game that lifted the Nets over Toronto, but the team is on a two-game win streak and he put together a nice night as a playmaker. We think he's shaping up as a sell-high guy given his current placement in the middle-rounds that shades closer to early-round territory than expected.
December 7, 2018, 11:59 pmD'Angelo Russell - G - Brooklyn Nets
D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 29 points in Friday's 106-105 win over the Raptors, going 13-of-22 from the field with five rebounds, five assists, a steal and two threes.
Russell came out hot in the third quarter and hit a number of high-arcing mid-range jumpers in the second half and overtime, looking nearly automatic when the Nets needed a bucket. It led to some tunnel vision late, including some ugly possessions that resulted in bad turnovers and last-second heaves, but ultimately we saw more of good Russell than bad Russell tonight. His stat set remains flawed but he's a solid middle-round player so you can either look to sell high or enjoy the ride.
December 7, 2018, 11:56 pmJarrett Allen - C - Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen put up 12 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Friday's overtime victory.
Allen also went 5-of-6 from the field. Jonas Valanciunas was able to beat him up pretty good but Allen acquitted himself much better as the Raptors went small in the fourth quarter. His blocks have tailed off of late so tonight's output there was a welcome sign, and he should be a solid middle-round player all year long with plenty of upside to hit.
December 7, 2018, 11:38 pmDeMarre Carroll - F - Brooklyn Nets
DeMarre Carroll performed the best out of all the Nets' wings on Friday night, going 4-of-12 from the field for 10 points to go with eight rebounds, two threes and a steal.
Carroll played 28 minutes, which put him third in the mix behind Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (36 minutes, 11 & 4 with a steal and a triple on 5-of-14 shooting) and Joe Harrris (36 minutes, six points, nine rebounds, one three on 2-of-8 shooting). He outplayed starter Allen Crabbe (11 & 4 on 3-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes) again, but regardless of who starts it's going to be tough to trust anyone here. RHJ is the best bet but has taken a long time to get going this year.