Brooklyn Nets

Eastern Atlantic

Rodions Kurucs was arrested Tuesday for allegedly choking his then-girlfriend in June. (Source: NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: According to reports, the incident came about after an intense argument that “spiraled out of control.” Kurucs is due back in court October 21, and it’s unclear how this will affect his playing time with the Nets. If he misses time, Taurean Prince may have to step up as the starting power forward, with Wilson Chandler already suspended for the first 25 games on a PED violation.

Category: Rumors


Wilson Chandler's 25-game suspension has been confirmed, Adrian Wojnarowski reports. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-game suspension was confirmed for use of Ipamorelin. The forward appeared in 51 games for the Clippers and 76ers last season, averaging 6.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists across 23.1 minutes per tilt. His absence won’t cause a huge impact, as he was signed as a depth piece behind Rodions Kurucs, Taurean Prince, and Caris LeVert.

Category: Transactions


Caris LeVert agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Nets on Sunday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LeVert put up a career-high 13.7 points over 40 games a season ago, and he managed to bounce back from an ugly ankle injury that sidelined him for close to three months. He expects to play a key role for the Nets in 2019-2020 as the team's second option (until Kevin Durant returns from injury) in the offense behind Kyrie Irving. LeVert averaged 13.7 points, 3.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 40 games last season.

Category: Transactions


Kyrie Irving officially signed a four-year, $136 million contract with the Nets on Saturday. (Source: NBA Transactions)

Fantasy Impact: Irving was one of the first players to sign in free agency, but wasn’t unable to sign with Nets until July 6. The contract also includes a $36.5 million player option in 2022-2023. Irving averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 67 games for the Celtics last season.

Category: Transactions


Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has reached an agreement to sign a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. He averaged 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 59 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hollis-Jefferson was a victim of the Nets aggressive moves in free agency, as they declined to extend him a qualifying offer in order to create cap space. This signing shows that the Raptors are clearly seeking depth at their wing positions after reports of also signing Stanley Johnson emerged on July 6. Hollis-Jefferson is still just 24, but his only fantasy relevant season to date was on a very weak 2017-18 Nets team, which saw him average 13.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal.

Category: Transactions


Jared Dudley agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Lakers on Tuesday. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dudley will provide the Lakers with a veteran presence and a solid three-point threat. He started 25 games for the Nets, and became a consistent part of their rotation. Dudley averaged 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.9 triples made in 59 games for the Nets last season.

Category: Transactions


Former Nets and Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell will go to the Golden State Warriors in a sign-and-trade deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just like that, the Warriors have begun to rebuild the roster post-Kevin Durant with another star signing. Russell will join Steph Curry to form one of the most talented backcourts in the NBA. Russell led the Nets to the playoffs last season, was selected as an All-Star for the first time, and made a serious bid for Most Improved Player with career highs in points (21.1), assists (7.0), and three-point percentage (36.9).

Category: Transactions


Allen Crabbe has been traded to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for F Taurean Prince. The Hawks also get two first-round picks as the Nets look to sign G Kyrie Irving this offseason. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was purely a cap decision as the Nets swap Crabbe for Prince plus two first-rounders. The goal was to shed $12 plus million to sign Kyrie this offseason. Crabbe should be a solid option in fantasy next season with the rebuilding Hawks.

Category: Transactions


Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 12 points, six assists, and two rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench on Sunday. He continued his average play as of late and also struggled from the field as he went 3-for-8 overall and 1-for-6 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Dinwiddie hasn't topped 14 points in any of his previous five games and doesn't really contribute in any other statistical categories to say he's a sure fire play. Leave him on the bench if you can.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Harris finished with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 30 minutes on Sunday. Harris was efficient from the field as he went 7-for-11 and 4-for-7 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Harris has now shot 50% or better from three in four of his past five games. He's the Nets best shooter and will look to lock the three-point percentage crown up on Wednesday night against the Heat.

Category: Game Recaps


Jarrett Allen had a decent game on Sunday as he finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, one block, and one steal across 28 minutes. He also went 6-for-10 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Allen has been very consistent for the Nets thus far this year but has failed to double-double in five straight games now. He's shown that he can score in the low teens but hasn't raised his game enough to be an everyday starter in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


DeMarre Carroll finished with 20 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one block in 35 minutes. Carroll finished going 6-for-14 from the field and 2-for-6 from three.

Fantasy Impact: This was a nice game for the veteran and he's now scored in double-digits in four of his past five games. He's a solid option as you know what you're getting from him each night.

Category: Game Recaps


Ed Davis came off the bench on Friday night and finished with a monster line in only 20 minutes as he notched 14 points along with 15 rebounds in what was a dominating performance against the Lakers' backup big men. Davis also added a block while shooting 7-for-11 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Davis isn't really a fantasy option right now just due to the fact that he's coming off the bench and is only averaging 18 minutes a game over his last 10.

Category: Game Recaps


Shabazz Napier (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday when the Nets take on the Thunder. (Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen Crabbe should see a few extra minutes with Napier out tonight but this news doesn't really move the needle in fantasy land.

Category: Injury Updates


Treveon Graham will not play on Saturday against the Hawks due to a back injury. Rodions Kurucs will pick up a few additional minutes. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rodions Kurucs, Allen Crabbe, and DeMarre Carroll get a minor boost in value with Graham out.

Category: Injury Updates


Mitch Creek gets waived by the Nets on Thursday. (Source: Mike Scotto on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Creek is off the radar for sure.

Category: Transactions


Theo Pinson came off the bench for the Nets on Friday and scored a team-high 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting. He hit 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and added eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of action against the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Where did that come from? Pinson was inserted into the Nets rotation on Friday and exploded onto the scene with 19 points and eight rebounds. With Spencer Dinwiddie out for an extended period, Pinson should remain in the rotation and will look to build on Friday's success. He could be worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenneth Faried has been waived by the Brooklyn Nets on Friday and he will sign with the Houston Rockets once he clears waivers. Faried will have to wait until Monday to join the Rockets who could use him with Clint Capela out. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Faried is worth a look in deeper leagues as he should out play Nene right away and should be ahead of Marquese Chriss in the rotation.

Category: Transactions