April 1, 2020, 3:53 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
The four players from the Nets who tested positive for COVID-19 are symptom free after passing a 14-day protocol but are still self-isolating, according to Greg Logan of Newsday.
Logan went on to say that the entire traveling party for the Nets are healthy at the moment. This is a good sign to see players and staff recovering from the virus without any new cases reported.
Source: Greg Logan on Twitter
March 31, 2020, 3:23 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris said that he would like to re-sign with the Nets this summer.
When Harris was asked if he would like to play with the Nets next season, he replied, “Yeah, definitely! Why wouldn’t you?" The Nets will have Harris' Bird Rights and will certainly like to bring him back, but Harris will be a highly-coveted free agent this summer and will be looking to cash in on what is seen as a weaker free agent class.
Source: New York Post
March 17, 2020, 5:34 pmKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Kevin Durant is among the four Nets players who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Durant said that he is feeling fine, and we wish for a full recovery. Nets' ownership paid a private company for testing on their trip back from San Francisco earlier this week and the results showed four Nets players testing positive for the virus today. The virus continues to spread far and wide as the NBA continues to map out what the future holds.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 4:25 pmKevin DurantTeam, Brooklyn Nets
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that four players from the Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus.
There hasn't been any mention of which players have contracted the virus. As it stands, we are up to seven confirmed cases in the NBA. The Nets have not played the Pistons or Jazz recently, so it is impossible to predict how this will all play out, but we can assume that there will be no NBA games played for the foreseeable future.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi on Twitter
March 16, 2020, 11:59 amKevin DurantSF, Brooklyn Nets
Kevin Durant's business associate, Rich Kleiman, said on Monday that it was "not very realistic" for Durant to play this summer.
Durant confirmed that he wouldn't play in the 2019-20 season last month, but that was on the original league calendar. With the NBA potentially shelved for three entire months, a lot of players who were looking at season-ending situations now have the door open for a stunning return to the court — it just doesn't sound like Durant is among them, even if a June return for the league is a full 12 months after KD's injury.
March 11, 2020, 6:33 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (left ankle sprain) is officially listed as probable to face the Warriors on Thursday.
Temple could be in line for additional minutes if he is able to play because Joe Harris (ankle) has already been ruled out. Temple is not quite a standard league asset but could be worth a stream against a soft Warriors defense. He definitely has some appeal in 14-team leagues at this time.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 6:30 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris (left ankle sprain) will miss Thursday's contest vs. the Warriors.
With Harris sidelined, look for Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Garrett Temple to pick up additional minutes against a porous Warriors defense. Harris' next opportunity to play will be on Friday against the Clippers.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 2:19 amJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen was not much to look at in his 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, recording just three points (1-of-2 FG, 1-of-4 FT) with seven rebounds, two steals and one block.
It's a sad state of affairs for Allen owners right now. The move to the bench has not been kind to his fantasy value at all. He's now a drop candidate in standard leagues and a hold in 16 to 18-teamers or deeper.
March 11, 2020, 2:12 amCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert had an impressive all-around performance in a win over the Lakers on Tuesday, tallying 22 points (8-of-20 shooting), seven rebounds, four assists three 3s, two steals and one block.
This is LeVert's third straight game where he's scored 22 points or more. He's finishing 2019-20 off with a flurry and has been just outside the fantasy top-40 over the past two weeks with averages of 25.5 points, 2.8 triples, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
March 11, 2020, 2:01 amSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie helped power the Nets to a 104-102 upset over the Lakers on Tuesday with 23 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 8-of-8 shooting at the line.
Dinwiddie also chipped in four rebounds, one triple, seven assists and one steal to round out his line for the night. He's a bona fide star, making the go-ahead basket to seal the win. Held back by his .415 shooting clip from the field, Dinwididie's been a top-150 play for the season so far.
March 9, 2020, 3:06 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (left ankle sprain) will miss Tuesday's matchup against the Lakers.
Temple will miss his fourth straight game Tuesday night. There's no direct beneficiary here as Temple is more of a defensive specialist and his minutes should be spread around the roster. Make sure he's not active for you, and he can probably be dropped if you need the roster spot to stream.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 12:07 pmNicolas ClaxtonPF, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have recalled big man Nicolas Claxton on Monday.
With DeAndre Jordan now starting and Jarrett Allen backing him up, Claxton can be left on waivers. If either of the guys in front of Claxton gets hurt though, he'd be a potential option for cheap blocks and rebounds.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 6:20 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored a team-high 24 points in Sunday's 110-107 win over the Bulls, going 4-of-9 from the field and 14-for-15 at the free throw line.
He added six assists but also committed six turnovers, and despite the loss of Kyrie Irving Dinwiddie has struggled to stay above water in standard settings. The opportunity and track record warrants some patience but he hasn't looked like the league-swinging presence that fantasy GMs were hoping to see.
March 8, 2020, 6:18 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert put up 23 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers on Sunday against the Bulls.
LeVert's counting stats have been sublime lately but his shooting has been all over the map. He went 7-of-14 today and 9-of-16 on Friday, but bookended his 51-point explosion (17-of-26 FG) with 6-for-19 and 6-for-17 performances. There will be ups and downs but LeVert is getting tons of usage and belongs in all lineups.
March 8, 2020, 6:16 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris lit up the Bulls for 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting in Sunday's home win.
Harris added three 3-pointers to his line with little else of note. It's been a step backwards this year for him, as he's floating right around the top-150 line after emerging as a quality top-100 type a year ago, and you can chalk up most of the decline to a drop in his FG% from a clean .500 to .466. That's still respectable but it just goes to show how tenuous things are when you don't do much beyond hit threes.