Shabazz Napier

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  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier dished out seven assists in addition to nine points (2-for-8 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, two steals and two triples in 19 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

    Napier could find himself in a good position should anything happen to Jeff Teague this season. Even as it stands now, there aren't many other trusted ball handlers on the Wolves. Those in deep leagues should make sure he's rostered as he's shown great production in the past.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier put up 11 points with four rebounds and three assists on 4-of-7 shooting in a win over Maccabi Haifa on Sunday.

    Napier should have a pretty solid shot at the backup point guard spot, but that will likely not translate into fantasy value in standard leagues. He could have value in points and 3-pointers in deep leagues, but could be left on draft boards otherwise.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves announced on Monday that the team has acquired Shabazz Napier, Treveon Graham and other considerations from the Warriors in exchange for the rights to Lior Eliyahu.

    Napier and Graham were part of the blockbuster sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell. Napier could very well earn the backup job if the Wolves decide not to match the offer sheet Tyus Jones has signed with the Grizzlies. This was simply a salary dump for the Warriors as Eliyahu, who was acquired by the Wolves via trade with the Rockets back in 2012, is not expected to join the team any time soon.

    Source: Nba.com

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Warriors will send Shabazz Napier, Treveon Graham and cash to the Wolves according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Napier and Graham were included in Sunday's blockbuster sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell. There's some irony in the Wolves picking up the extra pieces considering they were so intent on acquiring Russell, and adding Napier may affect their pursuit of other point guards on the open market as well as their potential re-signing of Tyus Jones. There doesn't figure to be much fantasy value here anyway.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    The Warriors and Nets are close to a sign-and-trade for D'Angelo Russell that would include Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham, per Shams Charania.

    We went from the Warriors regarding Russell as a player of "strong interest" to a deal being close in a matter of minutes. Stay tuned.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier had 20 points, five rebounds, five assists and six threes in Wednesday's finale against the Heat.

    Napier's first season with the Nets looks similar to his previous one with the Blazers. He provided top-235 value per-game, but his real value comes from his ability to put up big numbers like he did tonight when high-usage guards are out of the lineup. Unless you're in a very deep league, Napier is best forgotten fantasy-wise until a starting guard goes down.

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (illness) is expected back for Friday's game against Lakers on Friday.

    Napier will return to a reserve role, where there is not much fantasy value.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (illness) will not play on Tuesday night.

    Napier has been in and out of the lineup with a hamstring injury lately, so at least it's not that. He's not going to hold fantasy value unless D'Angelo Russell or Spencer Dinwiddie gets hurt.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Napier was ruled out on Saturday but should return after the one-game absence. There are no guarantees that he'll be in the rotation, however.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Napier was initially probable, so this is a fairly surprising change. Napier has been largely out of the rotation with Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert back, however, so most fantasy owners won't be affected in any way here.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • DeMarre Carroll
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    DeMarre Carroll (hyperextended left knee), Shabazz Napier (tight right hamstring) and Treveon Graham (back soreness) are all probable for Saturday’s game vs. the Jazz.

    All can be left on the wire in most formats.

    Source: Brain Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Napier has been buried in the rotation since the return of Spencer Dinwiddie, playing only 10.6 mpg over the last two weeks. Napier can be ignored for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (personal) is expected to return to the Nets in time for Monday's game.

    Napier has been at the very edge of the rotation since Spencer Dinwiddie returned so there's no need to monitor his status for fantasy. We hope that everything is okay with his family.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    G, Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (personal) will not be with the team for Saturday’s game vs. the Hawks.

    Since Spencer Dinwiddie has returned from injury, Napier has basically been out of the rotation and can be left on the wire. Treveon Graham (back soreness) will also miss Saturday’s contest.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter