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Kevin Durant has reportedly reiterated his trade request to Brooklyn's owner Joe Tsai, making it clear that Tsai needs to "choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash." (Source: Shams Charania)

Fantasy Impact: This report comes after weeks of silence regarding a potential KD trade out of Brooklyn, and many thought the former MVP would have to spend another season with the Nets. However, it is clear that Durant wants out and he may be putting more pressure on the organization to get a deal done before the season starts. According to Shams Charania, the Celtics, Heat and Raptors remain interested in a trade for the 33-year-old superstar.

Category: Rumors

The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly engaged in trade discussions centered around Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After talks being quiet for a few days, the Kyrie-to-the-Lakers noise is back, as it was reported that the teams are working through trade scenarios. Sources say that "there's palpable optimism that an agreement can be struck between the two sides this offseason, but there remain a few hurdles." The Lakers would also likely receive either Joe Harris or Seth Curry as part of the trade to make the contracts work out. Nevertheless, it is clear that each team seems to be interested in dealing their point guards if the price is right.

Category: Rumors

Bruce Brown has agreed to a two-year, $13M+ deal with the Denver Nuggets. (Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown stepped up at times when needed on both sides of the court last season with the Nets. He now figures to backup Michael Porter Jr. in Denver, who is coming off a major back injury so Brown is a nice insurance player in case MPJ suffers any setbacks.

Category: Transactions

According to Brett Siegel, Nic Claxton is returning to Brooklyn on a two-year, $20M deal. (Source: Brett Siegel)

Fantasy Impact: During the 2022 regular season, Claxton struggled with immaturity and overall play on the court. Despite the struggles and nearly being traded to the Raptors at the trade deadline, the veteran remained intact and was a big contributor for the Nets in the playoffs averaging 10.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in 4 games. With the potential for Durant and Irving to both leave this offseason, Claxton may be a sneaky grab in late-round fantasy drafts.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Begley, Nets guard Seth Curry underwent surgery to repair his ankle on Monday. (Source: Ian Begley)

Fantasy Impact: After joining the Nets mid-season via trade, shortly after setting foot in a Nets uniform, the veteran guard suffered an immediate ankle injury that cost him several games. On Monday, Curry underwent surgery to repair his ankle which cost him 18 games on the season. According to Ian Begley, the team expects the sharpshooter to make a full return to the court in time for next season's training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Nets G Ben Simmons will undergo back surgery on Thursday. This will sideline him from all basketball-related activities for 3-4 months. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Fantasy Impact: After missing all four games of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Celtics despite rumors, he would return, Simmons and his camp announced that he would undergo surgery on his back Thursday. The surgery will sideline the guard from all basketball-related activities for 3-4 months. Reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said that Simmons will be ready for Nets training camp.

Category: Injury Updates

Blake Griffin (ankle) is available to play in Saturday night's playoff contest against the Boston Celtics. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin has been dealing with a left-ankle sprain that landed him on the injury report for Saturday, but he has been cleared and will presumably be active in Game 3. He hasn't seen a lot of minutes since March, and his presence likely won't have a major impact on the Nets' rotation.

Category: Injury Updates

Nets G Goran Dragic has cleared health and safety protocols and has been cleared to play in Tuesday’s game against Cleveland as reported by The Athletic’s Alex Schiffer. (Source: Alex Schiffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a quick turn of events, Goran Dragic has been cleared to play Tuesday after previously having been ruled out. Dragic could be on a minutes restriction considering he was recovering from COVID and hasn’t played since before entering health and safety protocols on April 2. Wait a game before plugging him back into lineups as anything other than a value flyer in DFS GPP tournaments.

Category: Injury Updates

James Johnson waived by Nets

Thu, Apr 7th 2:31pm EDT
By Luke Monaldo

The Brooklyn Nets are waiving F James Johnson as reported by ESPN's Nick Friedell. (Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James Johnson is being waived to make room on the roster to convert Kessler Edwards' contract to a standard NBA contract for the playoffs. Johnson had missed the previous two games with a non-COVID related illness. He averaged 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 62 games for Brooklyn this season.

Category: Transactions

Andre Drummond put up 10 points (5-11 FG), 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and two blocks in the win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Drummond continues to have a big impact in Brooklyn since the move. He has been a key rotation piece and will likely remain an important player as long as Ben Simmons is out.

Category: Game Recaps

Nets C LaMarcus Aldridge is available for Sunday's game against Charlotte according to The Athletic's Alex Schiffer. (Source: Alex Schiffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LaMarcus Aldridge has not played since March 6 in Boston and was not expected to return until next week. The Nets are getting healthier and healthier as they continue to rise up in the Eastern Conference standings. Aldridge''s return could eat into Andre Drummond's minutes against the Hornets.

Category: Injury Updates

Nets guard Patty Mills led the Brooklyn bench Monday night, scoring 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-9 3PT) in the Nets' 114-106 win over the Jazz.

Fantasy Impact: Monday night was just the second time in the last five games Mills finished with double-figures in scoring. averaging 8.4 points per game in that span. The veteran guard has provided decent scoring off the Brooklyn bench, averaging 12.2 points per game this season.

Category: Game Recaps

According to Ian Begley, Joe Harris underwent ankle ligament reconstruction surgery today and is expected to be fully recovered by training camp next year. (Source: Ian Begley)

Fantasy Impact: Just a few weeks ago, the team announced that Harris would undergo season-ending surgery on his ankle. On Monday, New York reporter Ian Begley said that Harris underwent season-ending surgery but the hope is that he will be ready for training camp next season.

Category: Injury Updates

Cam Thomas is questionable Wednesday against Dallas according to The Athletic’s Alex Schiffer. (Source: Alex Schiffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas already missed Tuesday’s game with this back contusion. If he and Seth Curry (questionable) are both out, Patty Mills and Goran Dragic should continue to benefit.

Category: Injury Updates

Day'Ron Sharpe has been assigned to the Nets' G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, according to Brooklyn Nets beat writer Alex Schiffer. (Source: Alex Schiffer)

Fantasy Impact: Sharpe has appeared in 32 games this year; however, with Andre Drummond's arrival and Nicolas Claxton back from injury, Sharpe has found himself out of the rotation. The rookie big man received a DNP-Coach's Decision in Thursday's game and doesn't have much fantasy upside while Drummond and Claxton are healthy.

Category: Transactions