February 1, 2020, 11:00 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris connected on 6-of-11 shots from downtown for 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting with three rebounds and three assists in Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
This is the first time Harris has breached the 20-point mark since mid-December. While being mostly a quiet yet efficient 3-point contributor on most nights, Harris has been known to explode like this when he gets the hot hand. Sell on strength if the right opportunity comes along.
February 1, 2020, 10:31 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a right knee sprain and will not be returning to Saturday's game.
The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter, so it isn't surprising that Irving was held out of the remainder. He finishe the night with 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, one trey, one steal and one block.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
February 1, 2020, 10:18 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving injured his right knee in an awkward fall on Saturday and went back to the locker room.
There's only a few minutes left so we'll see if Irving is able to get back on the floor, but we wouldn't bet on it. He was down grabbing his knee for quite some time before ultimately getting up under his own power and limping around a bit before checking out. Any absence would be big for the outlooks of Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
January 31, 2020, 10:07 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert was nigh invisible for the Nets on Friday, mustering just three points on 1-of-5 shooting with six assists, three steals and one block in 21 minutes.
Yes, the defensive numbers were nice and they did help provide a balm for LeVert's painfully lackluster production. He's not performing like the bounce-back guy people had hoped he'd be and with Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie chomping at most of the usage in the backcourt, there's little chance that LeVert finds an explosive finish to 2019-20.
January 31, 2020, 10:01 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie managed to stay involved and productive on Friday, despite Kyrie Irving going nuclear with a 54-point explosion and was able to provide 20 point on 7-of-14 shooting, including four 3s, one rebound, seven dimes and one block in 30 minutes off the bench.
This game is hard proof that Dinwiddie can coexist with a hot Irving. He was second in scoring and tied Taurean Prince (16 points, eight rebounds, two 3s, three assists) for second in minutes. Dinwiddie's role is secure and he's just too good to see his production fall off completely. Ride him ROS with confidence.
January 31, 2020, 9:57 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving went full ballistic mode to lead the Nets to a 133-118 win over the Bulls on Friday, recording a season-high 54 points on 19-of-23 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 at the line.
Irving was unconscious, initially going 10-for-10 from the field early on. He also added five rebounds, 7-of-9 shooting from downtown as well as five assists and one steal to the box. This is the Irving-ceiling owners and fans dream about. He's an elite scorer who just got slowed by injuries this season. He is a top-12 value when he's on a tear like this with durability being his single biggest risk factor.
January 31, 2020, 1:45 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (stitches over eye) will play Friday against the Bulls.
He left the game on Wednesday with an eye laceration but returned after getting it stitched up at halftime. He doesn't warrant attention in standard leagues given the current glut of guards on the Nets.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 31, 2020, 11:33 amDzanan MusaSG, Brooklyn Nets
The Nets have assigned Dzanan Musa and Theo Pinson to their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
These two have been banished to Long Island countless times this season and neither of them are on the fantasy radar currently. Musa has the profile of a microwave scorer of the bench, with his stats from international play to back it up, but it simply hasn't translated to the NBA.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 10:55 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarret Allen stuffed that stat sheet in Wednesday's 115-125 win over the Pistons, ending with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and four blocks.
Allen and DeAndre Jordan split time at C, but Allen got the start and a slight edge in minutes ending with 28 minutes to Jordan's 21. Both had strong nights, but Jarrett Allen was more effective on offense as Jordan was held to four points with eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks of his own. Allen is a strong mid-round fantasy option at this point, and could have a promising future in dynasty leagues.
January 29, 2020, 10:44 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving returned to his usual spot in the starting lineup on Wednesday and dropped 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting, and chipped in five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Irving was emotional during the pregame ceremony honoring Kobe Bryant, but still turned in a strong performance. Irving is playing like top-5 player and is a safe bet to finish the season as a first-rounder.
January 29, 2020, 10:40 pmTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
Tauren Prince scored 22 points (9-16 FG, 4-8 3PT), while grabbing seven rebounds, and chipping in an assist and four steals on Wednesday.
Prince has been tough to rely on consistently in standard leagues, but he can reward owners with outings like this too. If you have an open spot, he may be worth picking up while he's hot.
January 29, 2020, 10:36 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie was able to leave a mark on Wednesday's game, despite coming off the bench, by turning in a 28 point (8-13 FG) effort to go with three rebounds and six assists.
Dinwiddie's assists have been keeping him relevant in standard leagues, and it's good to see he can have strong outings coming off the bench. He isn't much more than a late-round option, but there are worse options out there, especially if you need assists.
January 29, 2020, 9:27 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (laceration) returned to the game on Wednesday and started the second half.
Temple is a trooper for returning after receiving 15 stitches above his left eye. He is a low-upside option in 16-team leagues.
Source: Steve Lichtenstein on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 8:55 pmGarrett TempleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (laceration) will return to the game vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.
Temple was hit in the head with an elbow from DeAndre Jordan and had to receive 15 stitches above his left eye. He's going to tough it out and return though.
Source: Cassidy Hubbarth on Twitter
January 29, 2020, 8:18 pmGarrett TempleTeam, Brooklyn Nets
Garrett Temple (laceration) headed to the locker room in the first quarter against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Temple was hit in the head with an inadvertent elbow from his teammate DeAndre Jordan and was bleeding as he headed to the locker room. Temple isn't on the radar in standard leagues and is best left for 16-team leagues.
Source: Vince Ellis on Twitter