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Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started for the Nets on Tuesday and scored a game-high 26 points (8-12 FG, 5-5 FT, 5-7 3PT) with three rebounds, and one assist in a crazy 119-116 win over the Bucks.
Luwawu-Cabarrot made the most of his opportunity as a starter on Tuesday filling in for the resting Joe Harris. Starter or not, TLC has put up an average of seven threes per game in the Nets' first three games in Orlando. He doesn't do much else to help DFS players, but he could see more starts down the stretch prior to the playoffs, and he's shown an ability to light it up from deep when given the opportunity.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored a team-high 24 points with five three-pointers, four rebounds, and one steal in 21 minutes off the bench in Friday’s 128-118 loss to the Magic.
Luwawu-Cabarrot was one of the lone bright spots for the Nets as they were handled easily by the Magic. Orlando pulled away in the 3rd quarter, but it was Luwawu-Cabarrot that helped the Nets get back into the game. He’s averaging just 6.3 points per game on the season, but he may have more scoring opportunities in the bubble as a result of so many Brooklyn players out for the remainder of the season.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is focused on his chance to make a mark as the NBA restart draws near. In discussing the opportunity in relation to the absence of key team members (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler, Nic Claxton, and Spencer Dinwiddie (questionable)), he said, “It’s huge for us, huge for me…obviously, we’re going to miss them. But as we say this year and as it’s always been, it’s next man up. You have to stay ready and be ready to play…I’m sure they’ll support us, and we’ll try and do the best job we can.
Despite being waived in the preseason and joining the Nets as a two-way having to prove himself on a 10-day contract, Luwawu-Cabarrot has a prime opportunity to be a contributing factor in the rotation come later this month. In the last five games leading up to the shut-down, he was enjoying some of his best play of the year. Across those contests, he averaged 27 minutes of playing time, 11.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Luwawu-Cabarrot is preparing for all scenarios saying, “I guess now I’m going to have to play the four or the five at some point…my role [is] going to stay the same: I’m just going to help more in the paint and stay out there with [Jarrett Allen], sometimes have to do the dirty job they do.” With all the opportunity opening on the Nets, the team should be a good source of cheap value. Overall, Luwawu-Cabarrot is not an automatic bet for production, so taking a wait-and-see approach is ideal; however, he should be a solid pick-up for deep-league play.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 21 points (7-12 FG, 4-7 3 Pt, 3-4 FT) and grabbed four rebounds in 23 minutes in Saturday night’s 115-86 win against the Charlotte Hornets.
Don’t go chasing waterfalls here. TLC had a fantastic night shooting against the lowly Hornets, but he’s been generally inconsistent in 30 games this season for Brooklyn. Until he can provide more consistent production, Luwawu-Cabarrot isn’t rosterable in most formats.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is a free agent following Monday's win over the Suns after his second 10-day contract expired.
Luwawu-Cabarrot's second 10-day contract expired after Monday's win over the Suns, and he's now a free agent. Brooklyn will have to re-sign him for the remainder of the season at this point, and it's unclear if or when that will happen. In his final game of the most recent contract, he knocked down three triples and went for 13 points, three rebounds, one steal and a block across 25 minutes in Monday's rout.