August 23, 2020, 9:55 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot could not buy a bucket on Sunday, going 2-for-12 from the field to end the night with 11 points, three rebounds, two 3s, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes.
TLC did manage to make all five of his shots from the line, which of course, was not much of a consolation for his dismal performance from the field. He's not going to be able to see much burn in 2020-21, with the likes of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant eating up all the touches and usage.
August 21, 2020, 4:21 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
The good times appear to be over for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who went 3-for-18 from the field in Friday's Game 3 loss.
Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 26 and 17 points in the first two games, shooting 9-of-13 and 6-for-16 in the process, but today the bottom simply fell out. The Raptors concede lots of threes but close out hard and are willing to live with unproven shooters taking them, and their bet on TLC has paid off. He went 2-for-11 from deep in this one and finished with 10 points, three rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes. Luwawu-Cabarrot has been a pleasant surprise in the bubble and will look to end his season on a more positive note over the next game or two. Him leading the Nets in shots probably isn't going to be part of the gameplan again. Garrett Temple was also ineffective with five points on 2-of-12 shooting, including 1-of-9 from deep.
August 19, 2020, 4:38 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot replaced Rodions Kurucs in the starting lineup in Game 2 after an impressive performance in the series opener and had another solid game on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points (6-of-16) with two rebounds, one steal, three treys and two turnovers in 36 minutes.
TLC didn't shoot the ball as well as he did in Game 1 but far outperformed Kurucs for the second straight game. The Nets had an eight-man rotation in Game 2 with Tyler Johnson and Chris Chiozza being the other two players who came in off the bench. Chiozza had four assists in 12 minutes while Johnson pitched in with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 23 minutes. TLC has cemented himself as one of the key rotation players for the remainder of the postseason while Johnson is in the sixth-man role. Kurucs has been very disappointing and has clearly lost his job to TLC.
August 19, 2020, 1:18 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will start Game 2 on Wednesday for the Nets.
Rodions Kurucs started Game 1, but Luwawu-Cabarrot ended up playing 33 minutes and scoring 26 points. Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn clearly liked what he saw. TLC has proven to be a streaky shooter from long range and could be worth a play in daily leagues.
Source: Brooklyn Nets on Twitter
August 17, 2020, 7:10 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot popped for 26 points including six triples, matching his career-high tally from only two weeks ago, chipping in seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes during Monday's Game 1 loss.
TLC continues to be a real bright spot for the Nets, having now scored at least 20 points in four of his last nine games. Consistency remains an issue, however, given he has also scored in single digits in three of the remaining five games. While this has been a fantastic story, his role into the future is far from certain with a number of players returning to the lineup next season.
August 14, 2020, 12:52 amTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was hot off the Nets bench on Thursday, connecting on 5-of-9 shots from downtown for 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, adding eight rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes.
TLC has been on and off over the NBA restart in Orlando and tonight we saw what he's like when he's "on." Luwawu-Cabarrot has lacked a consistency over the regular season to make him worth the risk as a flier pick in playoff leagues. Leave him undrafted for now.
August 12, 2020, 12:48 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (left thigh contusion) is expected to play against the Blazers on Thursday.
LeVert missed Tuesday's contest versus the Magic, but his injury isn't anything serious. LeVert shined in a victory over the Clippers on Sunday, ending with 27 points and 13 assists. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 24 points on Tuesday but should return to a reserve role.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 3:49 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was back in the starting lineup for the Nets after a number of their starters were ruled out, ending with 24 points in 24 minutes, adding seven rebounds and one steal during Tuesday's win.
With the team running a different starting lineup just about every night, Luwawu-Cabarrot has managed to put together a stretch of meaningful performances. Coming into the game as the 77th ranked player in standard formats during the seeding period, he has been a nice option for the Nets, however, typically provides little more than scoring and threes.
August 10, 2020, 4:46 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert (left thigh contusion), Joe Harris (left groin contusion) and Jarrett Allen (left ankle sprain) will all miss Tuesday's game vs. the Magic.
All three players will continue to be managed leading into the playoffs. After initially being ruled out of Sunday's game, they all took their place in the starting lineup and so this day of rest was certainly on the horizon. There is no clear pickup here, although Tyler Johnson, Chris Chiozza and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot make the most sense.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
August 5, 2020, 12:30 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris (right hamstring/lower back tightness) is probable for Wednesday's contest.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 26 points against the Bucks on Tuesday in his absence. Harris has been very productive in two bubble games so far, shooting 8-for-13 from 3-point range and averaging 20.5 points per game. He should be back in the lineup against the Celtics.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
August 4, 2020, 4:58 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started for the Nets on Tuesday, pouring in a career-high 26 points including five triples, adding three rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes.
Luwawu-Cabarrot moved into the starting lineup with the Nets electing to rest a number of their starters. He cashed in on the opportunity, going off on what was a career night. He has had two very productive games thus far during the seeding games and is certainly making the most of what is given to him. He is obviously not going to be this good on most nights but with the Nets looking to play their young guys, perhaps he carves out a consistent role moving forward.
August 2, 2020, 4:46 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot couldn't repeat Friday's 24-point explosion, netting eight points, a block and a 3-pointer on 3-of-10 shooting in Sunday's win over the Wizards.
The Nets weren't swimming in garbage time today so TLC wasn't as much of a featured player on offense, though 10 shots isn't anything to sneeze at considering the Nets played just nine players — and one was Lance Thomas, who only got 10 minutes. Luwawu-Cabarrot isn't a great fantasy option but he's worth having at the end of your bench in deeper leagues over the course of the final six games.
July 31, 2020, 8:20 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was a sight for sore eyes on Friday, exploding off the Nets' bench with a team-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting from field and 3-of-4 makes at the line.
TLC was feeling it tonight, connecting on 5-of-8 shots from beyond the 3-point arc. He also added four rebounds and one steal. The Nets are going to take whatever production from whoever's got the hot hand on any given night and tonight, that player was Luwawu-Cabarrot. It's a tough call to say whether this will be a regular thing, but it will be something that'll be volatile and change from game to game.
July 6, 2020, 9:26 pmTimothe Luwawu-CabarrotSG, Brooklyn Nets
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot averaged 6.3 points, 1.0 3s, 2.3 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks on .406 shooting over the course of 39 games for 337/331 per-game rankings in 8/9-cat leagues.
TLC is always on the radar for 3-point streaming when someone is hurt, but he really struggled to get any consistency this year. After four years in the league, it's really hard to envision TLC becoming a starting caliber player without some drastic improvements somewhere as his 3-point shot was just an average .358 this season.
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