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    Brooklyn Nets Player Notes
    For The Last 365 Days
     
    Brook Lopez, C3/29/2015 6:37:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez scored a team-high 30 points during Sunday's victory against the Lakers.
    Insight: He also had 11 rebounds, one assist, four blocks, while shooting 13-of-22 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/28/2015 12:45:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young (hyperextended left knee) missed Friday's game against the Cavs and will miss Sunday's contest against the Lakers as well.
    Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
    Brook Lopez, C3/27/2015 9:57:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a solid game during Friday's victory over the Cavaliers.
    Insight: Lopez recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. He shot 7-of-16 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. Lopez started and played 37 minutes.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/26/2015 2:10:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee and is out for Friday's game against the Lakers.
    Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but of late has been overshadowed by Brook Lopez.
    Deron Williams, G3/25/2015 9:27:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams dropped 14 dimes during Wednesday's victory against the Hornets.
    Insight: Williams shot just 2-of-9 from the field for 10 points, but did have seven boards and one 3-pointer as well.
    Brook Lopez, C3/25/2015 9:26:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a big night Tuesday versus Charlotte.
    Insight: He shot 16-of-26 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 34 points, 10 boards, three blocks, two steals, and two turnovers. Lopez is a borderline top-40 option in standard leagues.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/25/2015 8:43:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended left knee.
    Insight: Young will not return, but it was good news he was able to leave the court on his own power. Stay tuned.
    Brook Lopez, C3/23/2015 9:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez continued his hot streak, scoring 31 points against the Celtics on Monday.
    Insight: Lopez has now scored at least 25 points in the last three games and more than 30 in two of the last three games. Lopez is averaging 23.0 ppg and 8.4 rpg, shooting 66.2 percent in the last five games. It would be a great idea for owners to get him in the lineup for the playoff run.
    Brook Lopez, C3/21/2015 9:27:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez scored a team-high 26 points during Saturday's victory against the Pacers.
    Insight: Lopez shot 11-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. He also had four reboundsm four blocks, and one turnover. Lopez needs to be active everywhere.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/20/2015 10:47:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young finished with 24 points, five rebounds and three 3-pointers in the, 129-127, triple-overtime victory over the Bucks on Friday.
    Insight: Young was 8-of-20 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. He also had three assists and a steal. Young has averaged 17.6 ppg and 5.4 rpg in the last five games.
    Brook Lopez, C3/20/2015 10:43:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds as he led Brooklyn to a, 129-127, triple-overtime victory against the Bucks.
    Insight: Lopez benefitted from the extra 15 minutes of basketball, but fantasy owners will take it. He was 13-of-20 from the field and 6-for-6 at the line. Seven of his rebounds were on the offensive glass. Lopez also had five blocks and two assists.
    Deron Williams, G3/18/2015 9:20:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams led the team with 20 points in the loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
    Insight: Williams was 7-for-15 from the field with six assists, two rebounds and a steal. He also was 5-for-5 at the line.
    Joe Johnson, G/F3/16/2015 10:13:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson led the team with 22 points during Monday's victory versus Minnesota.
    Insight: He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 2-of-5 from downtown. Johnson also recorded five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. He is a borderline top-100 option in standard leagues.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/14/2015 10:48:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young had 21 points with nine rebounds as he led Brooklyn over Philadelphia, 94-87.
    Insight: Young also had two steals and a block. Young has 15.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg while shooting 47.7 percent from the field in the last five games.
    Brook Lopez, C3/11/2015 10:54:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss to the Heat.
    Insight: He shot well, going 6-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line for 15 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, and one block. Lopez will continue to start at center.
    Brook Lopez, C3/10/2015 9:44:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez nearly recorded a double-double during Tuesday's loss versus New Orleans.
    Insight: He shot 7-of-14 from the field and just 1-of-4 from the line for 15 points, nine rebounds, one steal, three blocks, and one turnover. Lopez will likely remain the Nets' starting center for the rest of the season.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/10/2015 6:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young will continue to start on Tuesday against the Pelicans.
    Insight: Young has found a home in the Nets starting rotation. Brook Lopez will also start on Tuesday, which means Mason Plumlee doesn't have much value left in standard leagues.
    Brook Lopez, C3/8/2015 8:27:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez recorded a double-double in the loss to the Jazz on Sunday.
    Insight: Lopez finished tied with the team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Five of those boards came on offense. Lopez also had two blocks and two steals.
    Joe Johnson, G/F3/8/2015 10:48:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson led the team with 22 points during Monday's victory versus Minnesota.
    Insight: He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 2-of-5 from downtown. Johnson also recorded five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and zero turnovers. He is a borderline top-100 option in standard leagues.
    Brook Lopez, C3/6/2015 11:13:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez played off the bench and led the team in scoring during the overtime loss on Friday.
    Insight: Lopez was of 6-of-16 from the field on his way to 19 points. He also had 13 rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end.
    Deron Williams, G3/4/2015 9:57:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams led the team with 12 points in what was an awful night for Brooklyn.
    Insight: At one point in the first quarter, the Nets trailed the Hornets, 24-6. They lost, 115-91. Williams was 3-of-9 from the field with one 3-pointer. He also had six assists and a rebound.
    Brook Lopez, C3/2/2015 10:03:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez played very well during Monday's victory against the Warriors.
    Insight: He went 11-of-22 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 26 points, six rebounds, one block, and three turnovers. Lopez continues to come off the bench, and played 26 minutes on Monday night.
    Thaddeus Young, F3/1/2015 9:05:00 AM
    Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young nearly had a double-double off the bench in the victory over the Mavericks on Saturday.
    Insight: Young had 16 points as he shot 7-of-12 from the field while also grabbing eight rebounds. Young had an assist and block as well.
    Deron Williams, G3/1/2015 9:01:00 AM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams scored 25 points in the, 104-94, victory over the Mavericks on Saturday.
    Insight: Williams hadn't scored 25 points in a game since Nov. 22. He made four 3-pointers and also had six rebounds. Williams is averaging 13.2 ppg and 6.2 apg. As long as he remains in the starting lineup, he should be owned in all standard leagues.
    Joe Johnson, G/F2/27/2015 10:48:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson filled the stat sheet during Friday's loss versus Houston
    Insight: He finished with 13 points, nine boards, six dimes, one steal, and one turnover. Johnson is a top-90 option.
    Joe Johnson, G/F2/25/2015 10:19:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored a team-high 21 points during Wednesday's loss against the Pelicans.
    Insight: Johnson shot 9-of-17 from the field and 3-of-5 from deep. He also chipped in 10 boards, one assist, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/24/2015 4:18:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack, who missed Monday's game against Denver, was back at practice Tuesday and is probable for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.
    Insight: Jack is averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg on the season, but a season high 16.5 ppg in six February games. Deron Williams would get the start if Jack can't play.
    Markel Brown, G2/23/2015 1:23:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn Nets rookie guard Markel Brown saw 15 minutes Friday night and might even get a start Monday.
    Insight: The 6-foot-3 guard from Oklahoma State shot 3-of-5 and added two rebounds a steal and an assist. We'd like to see more of him.
    Bojan Bogdanovic, F2/23/2015 1:18:00 PM
    Description: Nets G/F Bojan Bogdanovic will not play Monday night versus the Nuggets.
    Insight: Markel Brown is expected to get the start. Bogdanovic has not been fantasy worthy with a 7.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.8 apg average over the first 52 games. Brown had nine points in 15 minutes Friday night.
    Deron Williams, G2/23/2015 1:16:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams should get another start as Jarrett Jack's hamstring injury is not yet healed.
    Insight: Williams is coming off a 12-point, 15-assist, four rebound effort Friday night. He just needs to control his turnovers (five against the Lakers).
    Jarrett Jack, G2/23/2015 1:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack, who left last Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies with a strained hamstring, is still not ready healed and will miss Monday's game against Denver, according to the team.
    Insight: Jack is averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg on the season, but a season high 16.5 ppg in six February games. Deron Williams should get the start in his place and had 12 points and 15 assists on Friday night.
    Thaddeus Young, F2/20/2015 5:46:00 PM
    Description: Just a few hours ago, fantasy owners were working under the assumption forward Thaddeus Young would be unavailable to play on Friday for his new team, the Brooklyn Nets, but now, however, he will suit up.
    Insight: Young was the first player to receive clearance from the deadline deals, so he may be the only player suiting up for his new team Friday. He can be safely put back into all fantasy lineups.
    Deron Williams, G2/20/2015 3:41:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will liekly get a start Friday as Jarrett Jack's hamstring injury is not yet healed.
    Insight: Williams could put up solid fantasy numbers against a very weak Lakers team that starts Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington in the backcourt.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/20/2015 3:38:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack, who left last Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies with a strained hamstring, is apparently not yet healed and will not play against the LA Lakers, according to Tim Bontemps of the NY Post.
    Insight: Jack is averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg on the season, but a season high 16.5 ppg in six February games. Deron Williams should get the start in his place.
    Thaddeus Young, F2/20/2015 2:29:00 PM
    Description: Forward Thaddeus Young won't be allowed to play Friday night for his new team because Kevin garnett still had to take his physical and won't be in Minnesota until Saturday.
    Insight: Young was putting up solid numbers in Minnesota, 14.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg and should continue to produce as the starting PF for the Nets. Cort Jefferson could get a one-time start versus the Lakers.
    Thaddeus Young, F2/19/2015 4:33:00 PM
    Description: Forward Thaddeus Young has been traded to Brooklyn for Kevin Garnett.
    Insight: Young was putting up solid numbers in Minnesota, 14.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg and should continue to produce as the starting PF for the Nets.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/19/2015 10:57:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack left last Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies with a strained hamstring, but is probable for Friday's game against the LA Lakers.
    Insight: Jack is averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.0 apg on the season, but a season high 16.5 ppg in six February games. As a starter he's been a viable fantasy option and that role is expected to continue despite the return of Deron Williams.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/10/2015 10:37:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack left Tuesday's game versus the Grizzlies and did not return according to the New York Post.
    Insight: Jack was noticably limping in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach, so it was probably best to rest him. Jack will now have the entire All-Star break to rest his hamstring.
    Mason Plumlee, PF2/10/2015 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
    Insight: Plumlee now has 11 double-doubles this season. Plumlee was 6-of-10 from the field with three steals and an assist as well.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/9/2015 10:43:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack had a team-high 26 points in the loss to the Bucks on Monday.
    Insight: Jack was 10-of-15, leading the Nets in field goals. He made 4-of-5 from the 3-point line while also dishing out eight assists. Jack has played very well over the last four games, averaging 20.3 ppg and 6.5 apg.
    Kevin Garnett, C2/9/2015 7:18:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee are both starting against the Bucks on Monday.
    Insight: Coach Lionel Hollins is returning to his normal lineup versus Milwaukee. Garnett didn't play on Saturday, and Brook Lopez played in the second half on Friday over Plumlee. Garnett, however, is not a fantasy option in standard leagues.
    Deron Williams, G2/9/2015 7:15:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams is likely going to play on Monday versus the Bucks according to the New York Post. UPDATE: Williams is available to play
    Insight: Williams was questionable due to illness, but the New York Post's Tim Bontemps spotted Williams looking fine as he walked into the arena. Fantasy owners can put him in the lineup, but we would check back before gametime to confirm Williams is indeed playing.
    Deron Williams, G2/9/2015 12:48:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams missed the Monday morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Milwaukee Monday night.
    Insight: Williams is coming off the bench as Jarrett Jack has played too well to take out of the starting lineup.Despite the backup role he's averaging 13.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.2 apg.
    Brook Lopez, C2/7/2015 9:40:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez started on Saturday and scored a team-high 19 points.
    Insight: He started in place of Kevin Garnett (rest), and went 8-of-15 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line. Lopez also had eight boards, one assist, one block, and one turnover. He has played well of late.
    Brook Lopez, C2/6/2015 9:36:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez started the second half, and went on to score a team-high 22 points during Friday's victory against the Knicks.
    Insight: Lopez replaced Mason Plumlee, and went 11-of-18 from the field. He also had nine boards, two assists, and a shocking six blocks. Lopez may have pushed himself into the starting lineup next time out.
    Jarrett Jack, G2/4/2015 10:12:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a team-high 24 points during Wednesday's win against the Raptors.
    Insight: Jack played well, going 9-of-13 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line, and 2-of-4 from deep. He also had six assists, four rebounds, one steal, and two turnovers. Jack should still be owned everywhere, even with Deron Williams back.
    Joe Johnson, G/F2/2/2015 10:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson led all Nets starters with 22 points in the, 102-100, victory over the Clippers.
    Insight: Johnson was actually the only Brooklyn starter in double figures. Brook Lopez came off the bench and scored 24 points. Johnson hit 4-of-6 3-pointers and had six assists, five rebounds and a steal.
    Brook Lopez, C2/2/2015 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Monday and led the team in scoring to lead the Nets over the Clippers, 102-100.
    Insight: Lopez shot 12-of-20 on his way to 24 points. He had seven rebounds with a steal as well. Lopez continues to be a solid fantasy option for points, rebounds and shooting percentage.
    Joe Johnson, G/F2/2/2015 6:07:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson will start on Monday versus the Clippers.
    Insight: Johnson left the team on Sunday due to personal reasons. Johnson is worth starting in standard leagues on Monday, but the return of Deron Williams could hurt Johnson's value.
    Deron Williams, G2/2/2015 6:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams is available to play versus the Clippers on Monday.
    Insight: This could be Williams' first game since suffering a rib injury on Jan. 8 although it is unclear how much Williams might play. He is still a must-start in most leagues.
    Deron Williams, G2/2/2015 10:59:00 AM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ribs) practiced in full on Sunday and could make a return to the court as soon as Monday.
    Insight: Williams (13.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.3 apg) probably isn't in the best of shape and should be expected to return to his backup role with Jarrett Jack continuing to get the starts.
    Deron Williams, G2/1/2015 1:09:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ribs) practiced in full on Sunday.
    Insight: Williams (13.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.3 apg) had been coming off the bench since his last injury (calf). He should return in that role with Jarrett Jack continuing to start.
    Jarrett Jack, G1/30/2015 10:26:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday.
    Insight: Jack has surprised fantasy owners this season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.2 rpg this season. He has steadily improved this season, averaging 13.3 ppg in January and 17.6 ppg in the last five games.
    Brook Lopez, C1/30/2015 10:21:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 35 points versus the Raptors.
    Insight: Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 70 of the Nets 122 points on Friday. Lopez also had 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He shot 15-of-28 from the field.
    Joe Johnson, G/F1/28/2015 10:30:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson was 10-of-19 from the field on his way to 26 points versus the Hawks on Wednesday.
    Insight: Johnson led Brooklyn in scoring. He was 3-for-6 from the 3-point line with two rebounds. Johnson is having a decent season with 15.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 3.7 apg this season.
    Jarrett Jack, G1/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack and the rest of the Brooklyn lineup will not be available for their Monday night contest with Portland as the game has been postponed.
    Insight: Jack is a box score filler averaging 11.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.2 spg. The Nets are next scheduled to take the floor Wednesday versus Atlanta.
    Mirza Teletovic, F1/23/2015 11:11:00 AM
    Description: Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs), according to an nba.com report.
    Insight: Teletovic experienced shortness of breath during Thursday night's game and was taken to a hospital where the illness was diagnosed. He was averaging of 8.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 1.1 apg.
    Deron Williams, G1/23/2015 10:55:00 AM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ribs) is working out, but is out until at least Monday, accordingTim Bontemps of the New York Post.
    Insight: Williams (13.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.3 apg) had been coming off the bench since his last injury (calf). He should return in that role.
    Joe Johnson, G/F1/22/2015 9:36:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson was 6-for-15 from the field on Wednesday as Brooklyn defeated Sacramento, 103-100.
    Insight: Johnson scored 16 points and had eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. That's pretty much right on par with Johnson's averages for the season, 15.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.8 apg.
    Brook Lopez, C1/22/2015 9:31:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 22 points versus the Kings.
    Insight: Lopez has led the Nets in scoring two of the last three games. He was 8-of-15 from the field and recorded six rebounds, six blocks, three assists and a steal. Lopez is averaging 17.2 ppg the last five games and is in the top-12 of the league in blocks.
    Jarrett Jack, G1/17/2015 10:59:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a team-high 22 points during Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
    Insight: He shot 10-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Jack also chipped in eight assists, four rebounds, one steal, and five turnovers. He should continue to start for Brooklyn.
    Brook Lopez, C1/16/2015 10:12:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 26 points versus the Wizards.
    Insight: Lopez was just 8-of-14 from the field, but took 12 foul shots, making 10 of them. Unfortunately, Lopez didn't do much else with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
    Jarrett Jack, G1/16/2015 10:10:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack led all starter in the Brooklyn versus Washington game with 26 points on Friday.
    Insight: Jack played 35 minutes, going 12-of-18 from the field. He also had seven assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block. Hopefully for fantasy owners, Jack stays in the starting lineup, and with this kind of night, we expect him to.
    Mason Plumlee, PF1/14/2015 9:54:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee led Brooklyn with 15 points in the loss on Wednesday.
    Insight: Brooklyn is really struggling to score points this month and have lost six straight games. Plumlee has become the team's best player especially if Kevin Garnett is not playing. Plumlee finished 7-of-9 with nine rebounds on Wednesday.
    Kevin Garnett, C1/13/2015 1:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett, who was ejected from Monday's game for head-butting Dwight Howard, has been suspended for one game.
    Insight: Brook Lopez will see a bump in value when Garnett sits.
    Mason Plumlee, PF1/12/2015 10:04:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee recorded a double-double during Monday's loss against the Rockets.
    Insight: He had 24 points and 10 boards, but more impressively went 10-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Plumlee is a good option for owners.
    Kevin Garnett, C1/12/2015 8:08:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett was ejected from Monday's game for head-butting Dwight Howard.
    Insight: A suspension could be coming as well. Brook Lopez will see a bump in value if Garnett sits.
    Joe Johnson, G/F1/10/2015 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson made three 3-pointers and led Brooklyn in scoring on Saturday.
    Insight: Johnson was 50 percent from the field with 17 points in the loss to Detroit. He also had four assists and two rebounds. Johnson is averaging 16.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg this season.
    Mason Plumlee, PF1/9/2015 10:02:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee had a big game Friday against the 76ers.
    Insight: He had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and shot 5-of-9 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line. Plumlee also had one assist, two steals, and one turnover. He will continue to start at center.
    Kevin Garnett, C1/9/2015 5:28:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett (rest) will not play Friday versus Philadelphia.
    Insight: The Nets also play tomorrow, so Garnett will likely suit up then. Brook Lopez is in line to start, and will see a bump in value.
    Deron Williams, G1/8/2015 2:29:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams has suffered a fracture of the cartilage portion of the left 12th rib and is out indefinitely.
    Insight: Williams had been coming off the bench since his last injury (calf). he is expected to be re-checked in about a week, so his return timetable will be measured in weeks not days. Darius Morris should get more time as the backup to Jarrett jack, but Joe Johnson will likely handle some of the chores as well.
    Mason Plumlee, PF1/7/2015 9:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.
    Insight: Plumlee had 16 points and 12 boards, along with three assists and two blocks. He is worthy of a roster spot, at the minimum.
    Deron Williams, G1/7/2015 6:28:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (back, side) is available to play Wednesday.
    Insight: Williams was probable on Monday, but did not play, and after being listed as doubtful for Wednesday, he seems ready to give it a go. Williams will still come off the bench and play about 25 mnutes, most likely.
    Kevin Garnett, C1/7/2015 1:52:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett will play on Wednesday against the Celtics.
    Insight: Garnett sat on Monday to receive additional rest, but he would have to be hurt not to face his former team. Garnett will continue to sit random games moving forward particularly back-to-back sets, but he is still worth a look for owners needing rebounds and blocks.
    Deron Williams, G1/6/2015 5:00:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (back, side) is doubtful for Wedesday's game against Boston.
    Insight: Williams will continue to come off the bench even when he is ready to play. Jarret Jack is the team's starting point guard at the moment.
    Brook Lopez, C1/5/2015 10:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the loss on Monday to the Mavericks.
    Insight: Lopez shot 11-of-21 and 12 of his 13 rebounds came on the defensive glass. He had four blocks and a steal as well. Lopez is heating up as he has averaged 18.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg over the last five games.
    Joe Johnson, G/F1/4/2015 8:38:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss to the Heat.
    Insight: He went 8-of-22 from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line. Johnson also chipped in four assists, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers.
    Mason Plumlee, PF1/2/2015 10:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee led the team in scoring again on Friday.
    Insight: Plumlee has really seized his opportunity since he became a starter for Brooklyn. He shot 9-of-10 on his way to 18 points in the two-point victory over the Magic. Plumlee also had nine rebounds, two blocks, two assists and a steal. He is a decent pickup in standard leagues.
    Marcus Thornton, G1/2/2015 11:11:00 AM
    Description: Celtics shooting guard Marcus Thornton is expected to miss Friday's game after not practicing Thursday. He's dealing with a torn left calf muscle.
    Insight: He hasn't played since Dec. 12 against the Knicks. Thornton has little fantasy value these days, what with an 8.2 ppg scoring average and not much in the other fantasy categories.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/31/2014 12:52:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson recorded a double-double on Tuesday.
    Insight: Johnson had 20 points and 11 rebounds against the Bulls. He is averaging 18.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 4.0 apg over the last five games.
    Brook Lopez, C12/31/2014 12:47:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez led the team in scoring in his first game back from his injury.
    Insight: Lopez scored a game-high 29 points, going 13-of-21 from the field. He also had five rebounds and two blocks. Lopez is averaging 14.8 ppg and 5.7 rpg this season.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/29/2014 10:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee led the team with 22 points on Monday.
    Insight: Plumlee only took seven shots in 33 minutes against the Kings, but he made 10-of-16 free throws to put his highest point total in nearly two weeks. Plumlee came into the game averaging 8.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 1.0 bpg.
    Jarrett Jack, G12/27/2014 10:42:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack led the team in scoring again.
    Insight: For a second straight game, Jack led the Nets in scoring, this time with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Jack also had six rebounds, two assists, a steal and block. With his new starting role, Jack is becoming a decent fantasy play.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/26/2014 3:26:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the, 109-107, victory over the Celtics on Friday.
    Insight: It was Plumlee's third straight game with a double-double. He shot 6-of-7 and made 2-of-6 free throws. Plumlee also contributed three assists and a block.
    Jarrett Jack, G12/26/2014 3:22:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack led the team with 27 points on Friday versus the Celtics.
    Insight: Jack shot 8-of-14 from the field and went a perfect 10-for-10 at the line. Jack also had seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block. In the last three games, Jack averaged 19.7 ppg and 7.7 apg as he is becoming a decent fantasy option as long as Deron Williams is out.
    Deron Williams, G12/25/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams, who suffered a strained right calf on Friday night, has missed the past two games but is questionable for Friday's game against Boston.
    Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so the team is likely to be conservative, but he was back at practice Wednesday which is a very good sign. Jarrett Jack gets 30-plus minutes when Williams is sidelined.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/23/2014 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee recorded a double-double on Tuesday.
    Insight: Plumlee had 19 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 9-of-14 from the field. Although he won't shoot that way very often, if he plays 40 minutes like he did on Tuesday, Plumlee is fantasy relevant.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/23/2014 10:27:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson led the team with 27 points.
    Insight: Johnson made four 3-pointers, shooting 11-of-19 from the field overall. The 27 points is the most in one game for Johnson since Nov. 1.
    Jarrett Jack, G12/21/2014 5:38:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack will start Sunday in what could be a favorable matchup against Detroit.
    Insight: Deron Williams has a history of leg injuries, so there is a chance he misses a few more games.
    Deron Williams, G12/21/2014 5:35:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams, who suffered a strained right calf on Friday night, will not play Sunday.
    Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so there is a chance he misses a few more games. jarrett Jack will get the start in what could be a favorable matchup.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/19/2014 9:59:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson had a big night during Friday's loss against Cleveland.
    Insight: He hit four 3-pointers and finished with 26 points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one block, and five turnovers. He is a top-85 option.
    Deron Williams, G12/19/2014 9:08:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will not return on Friday after suffering a strained right calf.
    Insight: Williams has a history of leg injuries, so there is a chance he misses a few games. Stay tuned.
    Sergey Karasev, G12/18/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Description: Nets small forward Sergey Karasev is doubtful for Friday's game against Cleveland due to a strained left oblique.
    Insight: Karasev is limited by a lack of playing time and lack of offensive game. He's averaging 4.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.7 apg and has no fantasy value.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/17/2014 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee started for Kevin Garnett and led the team in scoring Wednesday.
    Insight: Plumlee was 9-of-13 with 23 points. He also had eight rebounds, two blocks and two assists, though, he didn't shoot well at the line (5-of-11). Garnett was only out to receive additional rest, but when that periodically happens this season, Plumlee is worth starting.
    Kevin Garnett, C12/17/2014 6:44:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett will get some additional rest and not play on Wednesday.
    Insight: With the Nets playing the second game of a back-to-back Wednesday, Garnett will sit. Mason Plumlee and Mirza Teletovic will benefit.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/16/2014 10:41:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee Mason Plumlee had a nice night Tuesday against Miami.
    Insight: he went 8-of-12 from the floor and 5-of-8 from the line for 21 points. Plumlee also chipped in nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block, and four turnovers.
    Mirza Teletovic, F12/15/2014 4:02:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is questionable for Tuesday's game against Miami due to a hip pointer.
    Insight: Teletovic has missed the last three contests. If he's healthy, he could see significant playung time while Brook Lopez is sidelined.
    Mason Plumlee, PFHot12/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee Mason Plumlee has posted back-to-back double-doubles in the last two games.
    Insight: Plumlee will be a good option as long as Brook Lopez is sidelined which is at least through the weekend.
    Brook Lopez, C12/15/2014 3:58:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez (knee) will be evaluated next weekend, so he'll obviously continue to miss games until then.
    Insight: Mason Plumlee will start and will make for a nice option in daily leagues. He's posted back-to-back double-doubles in the last two games.
    Marcus Thornton, G12/15/2014 3:56:00 PM
    Description: Celtics shooting guard Marcus Thornton will miss Monday's game against Philadelphia due to a strained left calf.
    Insight: Since leaving Sacramento in 2012, Thornton's value had dropped significantly and right now is fantasy value is minimal. He's averaging just 8.2 ppg. Evan Turner should see plenty of work Monday against his old team.
    Deron Williams, G12/13/2014 9:27:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams had 18 points and 10 assists on Saturday.
    Insight: Williams did not shoot well, going 4-for-11, but he did make 3-of-4 3-pointers and all seven of his free-throw attempts. Williams also had two rebounds.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/13/2014 9:23:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 22 points and had seven rebounds in the, 1114-87, victory over the Hornets on Saturday.
    Insight: Johnson shot 9-of-16 from the floor, making four 3-pointers. He also had three assists and two steals.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/12/2014 9:49:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee scored a team-high 18 points during Friday's win against Philadelphia.
    Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers. Plumlee will be a good option as long as Brook Lopez is sidelined.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/12/2014 4:23:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson (illness) says he will play against the Sixers Friday night.
    Insight: Who wouldn't want a chance to run against the lowly Sixers. That will get anyone health quickly. Johnson is averaging 15.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.8 apg.
    Brook Lopez, C12/11/2014 6:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez (knee) will not play Friday against Philadelphia.
    Insight: This was expected. Mason Plumlee will start and will make for a nice option in daily leagues.
    Deron Williams, G12/10/2014 10:26:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams scored a team-high 17 points in a losing effort Wednesday against the Bulls.
    Insight: He also had five assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, and two turnovers. Williams is not the player he used to be, but he is still a top-40 option.
    Andrei Kirilenko, F12/10/2014 9:26:00 PM
    Description: The Brooklyn Nets have traded forward Andrei Kirilenko to the Philadelphia 76ers.
    Insight: The deal is not official quite yet, but Philadelphia will also receive a 2020 second round draft pick, the right to swap 2018 second rounders, and cash in exchange for Brandon Davies. Kirilenko will likely be waived, paving the way for him to sign with a contender.
    Mirza Teletovic, F12/10/2014 10:06:00 AM
    Description: Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls due to a hip pointer.
    Insight: If he misses the game, that's disappointing because the Nets are already without Brook Lopez and Teletovic would be in for a lot of minutes. Teletovic did make the trip with the team to Chicago, so make sure to check before tip off for Teletovic's official status. He should be in lineups on Wednesday if he starts.
    Brook Lopez, C12/10/2014 10:03:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez is out for Wednesday's game against Bulls with a lower back strain.
    Insight: Joe Johnson will miss the game as well due to the flu. Johnson should be back on Friday while it is unclear when Lopez will return.
    Mirza Teletovic, F12/8/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Description: Mirza Teletovic suffered a hip pointer and a facial laceration during Monday's game and did not return.
    Insight: Teletovic needed four stitches for his face, and he will probably receive more evaluation for his hip pointer on Tuesday. That injury usually puts players out for a week or so.
    Deron Williams, G12/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams shot very poorly but still recorded a double-double on Monday.
    Insight: Williams made 3-of-14 shots on his way to 13 points. He helped his point total, making 6-of-6 free throws. Williams also had 11 assists and two rebounds.
    Mirza Teletovic, F12/8/2014 6:22:00 PM
    Description: Mirza Teletovic will start on Monday in place of Brook Lopez.
    Insight: Teletovic plays a lot with Kevin Garnett, so this makes sense. If fantasy owners need 3-pointers, Teletovic is a decent option on Monday versus the Cavaliers.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/8/2014 4:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against Cleveland due to flu-like symptoms.
    Insight: Johnson (15.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.8 apg) missed Sunday's practice session. Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson will get more floor time if Johnson sits this one out, but have limited upside. Bogdanovic isn't a great scorer, but can rebound. Anderson can get hot an put up points, but isn't much help elsewhere in the box score.
    Mason Plumlee, PF12/8/2014 1:09:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee should get a week's worth of starts with Brook Lopez expected to miss time with a strained lower back.
    Insight: Plumlee averaged just 7.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg in Lopez's last absence and isn't really fantasy worthy.
    Brook Lopez, C12/8/2014 1:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez is out for Monday's game against Cleveland with a lower back strain.
    Insight: Lopez (16.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg) is expected to miss about a week, according to the team's site. The guy just can't stay healthy. Mason Plumlee should get the start and could be of low-end fantasy value.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/8/2014 12:59:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson is questionable for Monday's game against Cleveland due to flu-like symptoms.
    Insight: Johnson (15.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.8 apg) missed Sunday's practice session. Bojan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson would get more floor time if Johnson sits this one out, but have limited upside. Bogdanovic isn't a great scorer, but can rebound. Anderson can get hot an put up points, but isn't much help elsewhere in the box score.
    Brook Lopez, C12/5/2014 9:57:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a game-high 20 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday.
    Insight: Lopez shot 9-of-18 from the field and made both of his free throws. Lopez grabbed seven rebounds but no assists, blocks or steals.
    Mirza Teletovic, F12/3/2014 10:05:00 PM
    Description: Mirza Teletovic led the Nets with 26 points in the overtime victory against the Spurs on Wednesday.
    Insight: Teletovic shot 9-of-13, making five 3-pointers. He also grabbed 15 rebounds. It was a breakout game for Teletovic, who scored just 15 points in the prior three games combined.
    Joe Johnson, G/F12/2/2014 10:13:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 22 points, shooting 50 percent from the field on Tuesday.
    Insight: Johnson also made all seven of his free throws. Johnson filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block.
    Brook Lopez, C12/2/2014 10:09:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez led the team with 23 points in the, 98-93, victory over the Knicks on Tuesday.
    Insight: Lopez shot 10-of-20 from the field and made 3-of-4 free throws. He also had eight rebounds and two assists.
    Joe Johnson, G/F11/26/2014 9:26:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored a team-high 21 points during Wednesday's win over the 76ers.
    Insight: He was very efficient in 34 minutes, going 8-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. Johnson also had four assists, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, and one turnover.
    Andrei Kirilenko, F11/25/2014 6:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is not with the team for personal reasons.
    Insight: Kirilenko has been rumored in a number of trades, particularly with Philadelphia, but no matter where he ends up his time as a big-time fantasy asset are long over.
    Deron Williams, G11/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well in Saturday's loss to the Spurs.
    Insight: He had 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, two blocks, and three turnovers. Solid night for Williams.
    Kevin Garnett, C11/22/2014 2:43:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett will get some additional rest and not play on Saturday.
    Insight: Garnett is averaging 23.9 minutes per game this season, but played 31 minutes on Wednesday in the triple-overtime loss to Milwaukee. Being Saturday is the second game of a back-to-back, the Nets have decided to rest Garnett.
    Brook Lopez, C11/21/2014 10:48:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a double-double in the victory against the Thunder on Friday.
    Insight: Lopez had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He hit 50 percent of his field goals and made all four of his free-throw attempts.
    Jarrett Jack, G11/21/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack came off the bench to score 23 points and lead the Nets past the Thunder, 94-92.
    Insight: Jack shot 8-for-15 in 31 minutes on Friday. He also had five assists and two rebounds. Jack is becoming a viable fantasy option. In his last five games, he is averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per game.
    Brook Lopez, C11/19/2014 10:57:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez led the team with 26 points against the Bucks on Wednesday.
    Insight: Brooklyn lost to Milwaukee, 122-118, in triple overtime. Lopez made 11-of-19 shots and had seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal.
    Bojan Bogdanovic, F11/17/2014 10:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic was very efficient in Monday's loss to Miami.
    Insight: He was 8-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, for 22 points. Bogdanovic also had three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers. He can be kept on the waiver wire however, for the time being.
    Brook Lopez, C11/16/2014 10:51:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez scored 21 points, shooting 10-for-17 on Saturday against the Trail Blazers.
    Insight: Lopez did not contribute much on the boards, however, with just four rebounds. He also had two steals, a block and an assist.
    Brook Lopez, C11/14/2014 10:19:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had 18 points and five rebounds against Golden State Thursday night.
    Insight: Lopez led the team with 17 shots, the most he's taken all season. It's still hard to believe a guy seven-feet tall can only average 5.5 rebounds per game. That total keeps him from being a more valuable fantasy asset.
    Jarrett Jack, G11/14/2014 10:17:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack, playing with the team's second unit, was a perfect 10-of-r 10 against Golden State in leading the team with 23 points.
    Insight: New coach Lionel Hollins has played Jack next to starting point guard Deron Williams on occasion, but Jack will continue to be the first guard off the bench. As long as he gets his minutes, fantasy owners shouldn't care when they come.
    Deron Williams, G11/9/2014 7:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams scored 18 points in Sunday's win versus Orlando.
    Insight: He also had seven assists, four rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers. Owners should expect numbers like this, often.
    Bojan Bogdanovic, F11/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic played very well in Sunday's win over the Magic.
    Insight: He had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the floor, along with two 3-pointers. Bogdanovic also chipped in six rebounds, one assist, and two steals, but is not a recommended option.
    Brook Lopez, C11/8/2014 8:53:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had 20 points and nine rebounds against the Knicks.
    Insight: Lopez was flat out dominant at times on Friday. He shot 6-of-10 and made 8-out-of-10 free throws. Lopez also had two blocks, an assist and a steal.
    Deron Williams, G11/8/2014 8:50:00 AM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams was 10-for-15 from the field and 7-of-10 at the free-throw line in the big win over the crosstown rival Knicks on Friday.
    Insight: Williams finished with 29 points, making two 3-pointers, and six assists. That is by far the most points Williams has in a game this season. He is averaging 19.8 ppg and seven apg.
    Kevin Garnett, C11/5/2014 9:54:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett pleased his limited fantasy owners with 11 rebounds on Wednesday, but he scored just two points.
    Insight: Garnett has been playing more minutes than fans expected. He played 25, which is more on pace with expectations, on Wednesday amd grabbed 11 rebounds, but shot just 1-for-7 from the field. He is only fantasy relevant in very deep leagues.
    Deron Williams, G11/3/2014 10:00:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams shot 50 percent from the field on Monday versus the Thunder.
    Insight: Williams was 4-of-8 but the point guard stood out with nine assists. He also made all eight of his free-throw attempts.
    Brook Lopez, C11/3/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez shot 60 percent in his return to the court on Monday.
    Insight: Lopez was 6-of-10 for the field and 6-of-7 at the free-throw line. He scored 18 points and had six rebounds. Lopez is a solid fantasy center as long as he stays healthy.
    Mason Plumlee, PFCold11/3/2014 11:49:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee will likely return to his backup role Monday as Brook Lopez is expected to make his season debut.
    Insight: Plumlee averaged just 7.0 ppg and 4.5 rpg in Lopez's absence and isn't fantasy worthy.
    Brook Lopez, C11/3/2014 11:48:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez is probable for Monday's game against Oklahoma City while dealing with a sprained right ankle.
    Insight: Lopez has yet to play in 2014-15 but averaged 20.7 points per game despite only playing in 17 games last season. He is a must-start when healthy. Mason Plumlee will return to his backup role.
    Brook Lopez, C11/2/2014 11:26:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez hopes to practice Saturday and then play on Monday according to the Bergen Record.
    Insight: Lopez averaged 20.7 points per game despite only playing in 17 games last season. Monitor his status through the weekend as Lopez is a must-start when healthy.
    Kevin Garnett, C11/1/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett found the fountain of youth on Saturday against the Pistons.
    Insight: Garnett played 35 minutes and made 7-of-15 shots to score 18 points. He was a perfect 4-for-4 at the free-throw line. Garnett also had 14 rebounds, two steals and one block.
    Joe Johnson, G/F11/1/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson had an eye-popping game on Saturday against the Pistons.
    Insight: Johnson scored 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting. He sunk three 3-pointers and had eight rebounds and six assists. He is touching and distributing the ball just as well as point guard Deron Williams, who also had six assists on Saturday.
    Brook Lopez, C11/1/2014 11:41:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez (foot) is targeting Monday's game versus Oklahoma City, to make his season debut.
    Insight: He hopes to practice on Sunday, but until he returns to action, Mason Plumlee will have good value.
    Brook Lopez, C10/31/2014 2:01:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez was out on Wednesday and is still out for Saturday's game.
    Insight: He is making progress on his injured foot, but Brooklyn is airing on the side of caution. Mason Plumlee will start for Lopez.
    Joe Johnson, G/F10/29/2014 10:40:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson scored 19 points in the season opener.
    Insight: He was only 7-of-19 from the field, while chipping in six rebounds, three assists and one steal. Look for Johnson to average around 20 points per game.
    Deron Williams, G10/29/2014 10:38:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well during Wednesday's loss to Boston.
    Insight: He had 19 points, eight assists, two steals, but also four turnovers. If Williams produces numbers like these, then owners will have absolutely no issue with him.
    Mason Plumlee, PF10/29/2014 4:13:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee will start the season opener against the Celtics.
    Insight: Plumlee will be in for the injured Brook Lopez. Plumlee is worth picking up because of Lopez's injury history and the lack of depth in the frontcourt for Brooklyn.
    Brook Lopez, C10/29/2014 4:07:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez is out on Wednesday against the Celtics.
    Insight: He is making progress on his injured foot, but Brooklyn is airing on the side of caution. Mason Plumlee will start in Lopez's place on Wednesday.
    Brook Lopez, C10/28/2014 5:35:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez is doubtful for the season opener against the Celtics on Wednesday.
    Insight: This is not a surprise. He has been battling a right foot injury. Kevin Garnett and Mason Plumlee will receive more minutes and are the best fantasy option to replace Lopez.
    Brook Lopez, C10/25/2014 2:25:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez did not practice on Saturday according to The Bergen Record.
    Insight: At this point, he cannot be counted on for opening night on Wednesday. It is likely best to just let someone else draft Lopez to avoid the headache that comes with him.
    Marcus Thornton, G10/18/2014 7:10:00 PM
    Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton has scored between 12 and 19 points in all five preseason games this month.
    Insight: Thornton came off the bench and scored 17 points, making three 3-pointers, and had two rebounds, three steals and a block in 17 minutes on Wednesday. If fantasy owners need 3-pointers late in the draft, Thornton is a great choice.
    Mason Plumlee, PF10/18/2014 6:22:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee could provide some great value late in fantasy drafts.
    Insight: Plumlee has done a little bit of everything this preseason for the Nets. He is expected to come off the bench this season, but with fellow center Brook Lopez out for the first two weeks of the season, and Kevin Garnett about as old as dirt, Plumlee could see some significant minutes early in the season. If he takes advantage of the opportunity, perhaps his minutes increase down the road.
    Alan Anderson, F10/18/2014 6:18:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Alan Anderson has been dealing with an abdominal injury this preseason according to The New York Post.
    Insight: Anderson and Andrei Kirilenko should have been battling each other for the starting small forward role, but both have been sidelined for part of the preseason. Rookie Bojan Bogdanovic is currently slotted to start at small forward. Continue to monitor Anderson's health as he could be inserted into the starting lineup at some point.
    Andrei Kirilenko, F10/18/2014 6:14:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is worth owning in standard fantasy leagues if he can stay healthy this season.
    Insight: As with many injury-prone players, that is a big IF. Kirilenko is battling with Bogdan Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson for a starting role. At this point, Bogdanovic seems to have the edge.
    Jarrett Jack, G10/18/2014 6:10:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack has been playing with the team's second unit during the preseason.
    Insight: New coach Lionel Hollins has played Jack next to starting point guard Deron Williams on occasion, but it still does not appear Hollins is going to play Jack alongside Williams in the starting lineup. Jack will be the first guard off the bench to start the season.
    Brook Lopez, C10/18/2014 6:06:00 PM
    Description: Nets general manager Billy King told barclayscenter.com the team will no longer restrict center Brook Lopez's minutes.
    Insight: Lopez will miss the first two weeks due to a foot injury, but the Nets are remaining positive because nothing is broken. When he comes back, Lopez will play regular minutes, but King also said the team will not build its offense around Lopez. He is a mid-round pick in standard leagues.
    Kevin Garnett, C10/18/2014 5:59:00 PM
    Description: Nets coach Lionel Hollins told The New York Post he expects Kevin Garnett to play more than 20 minutes per game
    Insight: We have our doubts, considering the 20-year-pro averaged just 20.6 minutes per game last season. He also averaged 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in 2013-2014. Garnett is, at best, a late-round flier.
    Bojan Bogdanovic, F10/18/2014 5:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets coach Lionel Hollins told the New York Post he has no desire to change the starting lineup as of this point.
    Insight: That means 25-year-old Bojan Bogdanovic will start at small forward. We expect Joe Johnson to also receive minutes at the small forward position, but Bogdanovic is still a late-round flier pick if one is willing to take on the risk.
    Joe Johnson, G/F10/18/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson plans to improve his rebounding this season.
    Insight: In most fantasy leagues, Johnson will be able to start at guard or forward, so he does have some additional value. He averaged 3.4 rebounds per game last season while scoring 15.8 points per game. In addition to improving the rebounding numbers, Johnson would also like to shoot more free throws. Last season, he averaged 2.5 free throw attempts per game.
    Deron Williams, G10/18/2014 5:45:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams confirmed to Newsday that he is playing with "ease and freedom" after having surgery to repair both ankles in the offseason.
    Insight: Williams went on to say the past few years, he always had concerns about his ankles in the back of his mind: "I knew I couldn't step certain ways or go certain ways." The point guard seemingly does not have to worry anymore. Williams has looked good in preseason, and fantasy owners should roll the dice with him should he fall to the third or fourth round.
    Brook Lopez, C10/16/2014 10:40:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez suffered a mild right sprain in Wednesday's preseason game.
    Insight: He is expected to miss only 10-14 days, but this is bad news, nonetheless. Lopez has had major issues with his right foot throughout his career, including one that ended his 2013-14 season. Owners need to have Mason Plumlee targeted in drafts.
    Deron Williams, G9/26/2014 8:48:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams told CBSsports that he does not feel 100 percent, but he does feel 20 percent better than last season.
    Insight: Williams apparently does his math like Brian Fantana from Anchorman. It is encouraging that Williams feels better, but who knows where he started. Williams should be the focal point of the offense without Paul Pierce this year, but it is concerning Williams is not 100 percent.
    Brook Lopez, C8/18/2014 1:58:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez has been cleared for all basketball activities and is expected to be ready for training camp, according to a SiriusXM NBA Radio report.
    Insight: Lopez only played 17 games last season before injuries struck, but he was playing at a high level. He averaged 20.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.8 bpg before leg injuries ended his season. He's only played 96 of 246 regular season games over the past three seasons making him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option.
    Markel Brown, G8/12/2014 4:09:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn Nets rookie guard Markel Brown broke a bone in his right hand while working out and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
    Insight: The 6-foot-3 guard from Oklahoma State averaged 17.2 points last season. He'll be expected to take the backup role behind Jarrett Jack at shooting guard when he's ready to go.
    Jarrett Jack, G7/9/2014 1:39:00 PM
    Description: The Cavaliers have traded guard Jarrett Jack to the Nets as part of a three-team trade.
    Insight: Cleveland dealt Jack and Sergey Karasev to Brooklyn and Tyler Zeller to Boston to clear enough cap space to offer LeBron James a max contract. Jack averaged 28.2 minutes, 9.5 points and 4.1 assists per game last season and could replace the departed Shaun Livingston in the Nets starting lineup. Brooklyn will be the seventh team Jack has played for in his 10 years in the NBA.
    Kevin Garnett, C6/25/2014 8:39:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett is expected to return for another season. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
    Insight: Garnett (6.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg) would be leaving $12 million on the table if he chose to retire. It's clear KG doesn't have much left in the tank but he can probably make it through at least one more season.
    Deron Williams, G5/22/2014 8:42:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams is slated to have surgery on both ankles next Tuesday. SOURCE: Nets on Twitter
    Insight: Ankle issues are likely to follow Williams the rest of his career. He's coming off a disappointing season (14.3 ppg, 6.1 apg) and fantasy owners shouldn't expect much improvement in 2014-15.
    Paul Pierce, F5/18/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Paul Pierce estimates he has one or two years left in his career. SOURCE: Tim Bontemps, New York Post
    Insight: Pierce (13.5 ppg, 4.6 rpg in 2013-14) is still good enough to be a starter but he can't carry the load on offense like he used to. If the Nets are unable to re-sign Pierce, the Clippers and Grizzlies would both be great fits for him. Pierce would also welcome a return to Boston but that's unlikely given the team's rebuilding efforts.
    Deron Williams, G5/18/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Description: The Nets haven't ruled out the possibility of trading point guard Deron Williams this offseason. SOURCE: Howard Beck, Bleacher Report
    Insight: It could be tough to do that given Williams' enormous contract (three years, $63.1 million remaining on his current deal). Teams are also going to be skeptical about Williams' health after struggling with ankle issues for the second year in a row. Williams' scoring average this season (14.3 ppg) was his lowest since 2005-06.
    Joe Johnson, G/F5/14/2014 9:43:00 PM
    Description: Nets swingman Joe Johnson had 34 points on 15-of-23 shooting Wednesday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, but he couldn't get a shot off with a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds.
    Insight: Brooklyn inbounded the ball to Johnson with less than five seconds left, but he had it knocked loose and couldn't regain possession before time expired. Johnson was Brooklyn's best player during its 2014 playoff run, averaging 21.2 points per game on .533 shooting.
    Deron Williams, GCold5/10/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams followed up his 0-of-9 shooting performance in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Heat by going 3-of-11 with nine points in Game 3 Saturday night.
    Insight: Williams had 11 assists and the Nets won, 104-90, to cut Miami's lead to 2-1 in the series. However, Brooklyn is going to need D-Will to be better than its seventh-leading scorer if it's going to put real pressure on the Heat.
    Deron Williams, GCold5/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams was held scoreless in 37 minutes Thursday against the Heat.
    Insight: Williams missed all nine of his shots while also committing two turnovers. For the last time D-Will was held without a point, you'd have to go all the way back to January 30, 2006 against San Antonio. The Nets are in rough shape heading into Saturday's Game 3 at Barclays Center.
    Mirza Teletovic, F5/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Description: Mirza Teletovic led the Nets with 20 points Thursday in a loss to Miami.
    Insight: He shot 6-of-9 from three-point range and 7-for-12 overall. After beating the Heat four times in a row during the regular season, Brooklyn hasn't shown much life in its first two playoff games against them. The Nets will have a chance to cut into Miami's 2-0 lead Saturday in Game 3 at Barclays Center.
    Joe Johnson, G/F5/4/2014 4:09:00 PM
    Description: Joe Johnson delivered 26 points Sunday in Brooklyn's series-clinching win over Toronto.
    Insight: Johnson was on the court for all but three minutes on Sunday. He averaged 21.9 ppg for the series, a significant improvement over the 15.8 ppg he put up during the regular season. The Nets will face second-seeded Miami in the next round. Brooklyn won all four meetings during the regular season.
    Joe Johnson, G/FHot5/2/2014 11:08:00 AM
    Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson has upped his game in the playoffs, averaging 21.6 ppg over the first five contests.
    Insight: The 32-year-old was obviously saving himself for the postseason. He's playing eight more minutes per game and scoring almost six points a game more. That's why they brought him to Brooklyn.
    Joe Johnson, G/FHot4/30/2014 10:40:00 PM
    Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson's 30 points were not enough Wednesday as Brooklyn lost Game 5 of its first-round postseason series to the Raptors.
    Insight: Johnson made 13-of-23 from the field and helped the Nets erase a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Toronto pulled out the win to take a 3-2 series lead. The 32-year-old had just seven points in Game 4 but has averaged 21.6 ppg on .562 shooting in the series.
    Brook Lopez, C4/25/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Description: Nets center Brook Lopez was seen out of his walking boot and taking shots at practice on Thursday, according to a Nets Daily report.
    Insight: There is no information that he'll actually try to play basketball this season, but after his left ankle surgery in March (and surgery on his right foot in January) its nice to see him making progress for next season.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston (illness) will play Friday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Raptors. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, Bergen Record
    Insight: Livingston, who averaged 28 minutes, 11 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in the first two games of the series, missed practice Thursday but should be ready to go Friday.
    Joe Johnson, G/F4/19/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson was certainly ready for the start of the playoffs, putting up 24 points on 8-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds, four assists and a couple of steals.
    Insight: He played close to 45 minutes which likely isn't sustainable if the Nets get past the first series, but we like his production.
    Alan Anderson, F4/19/2014 11:08:00 AM
    Description: Nets have SF Alan Anderson is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto.
    Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle and missed four consecutive games to end the season. Anderson (7.2 ppg) should be ready to go for the playoffs but has little fantasy value.
    Joe Johnson, G/F4/19/2014 11:05:00 AM
    Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson sat out Wednesday versus the Cavaliers, but he'll be ready for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto.
    Insight: He was officially listed as having a calf injury though we know Jason Kidd was just resting his starter. Johnson finished the regular season averaging 15.8 ppg, 2.7 apg and 3.4 rpg in 79 appearances.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/19/2014 11:01:00 AM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston practiced on Friday and is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Toronto.
    Insight: He sat out the final five games of the regular season with a big toe injury to be ready for this game. He's not a great scorer, but is a solid low-end contributor (8.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg).
    Kevin Garnett, C4/16/2014 6:42:00 PM
    Description: Nets center Kevin Garnett won't be in the lineup Wednesday for the regular season finale. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
    Insight: Garnett barely played in the second half, sitting out 19 games because of back spasms. Mason Plumlee (7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg) and Andray Blatche (11.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg) are both better fantasy options than KG at this point.
    Joe Johnson, G/F4/16/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Description: Nets G/F Joe Johnson will take a seat Wednesday versus the Cavaliers. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
    Insight: He's officially listed as having a calf injury though we know Jason Kidd is just resting his starters before the playoffs. Johnson will finish the year with 15.8 ppg, 2.7 apg and 3.4 rpg in 79 appearances.
    Paul Pierce, F4/16/2014 6:37:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce is getting the night off Wednesday against Cleveland. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
    Insight: So are veterans Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Joe Johnson. Pierce's 28 minutes per game this season respresent a career-low. His fantasy value seems to be shrinking by the minute.
    Deron Williams, G4/16/2014 6:07:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn will be without point guard Deron Williams Wednesday versus Cleveland. SOURCE: ESPN New York
    Insight: D-Will's just getting a breather before the playoffs. Jorge Gutierrez (3.5 ppg) is a candidate to start in his place.
    Mason Plumlee, PF4/15/2014 10:51:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn F/C Mason Plumlee did a little bit of everything Tuesday in a loss to New York.
    Insight: The rookie out of Duke contributed 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes of action. He's been deadly accurate over his last five games, making 81.1 percent of his field goal tries over that span. Look for Plumlee (7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg) to have a big role in the Nets' upcoming postseason run.
    Marcus Thornton, G4/15/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton put in a game-high 24 points Tuesday in a loss to the Knicks.
    Insight: He played more minutes (30) than most of Brooklyn's starters on Tuesday. The high-scoring two-guard should be in for another big game Wednesday against Cleveland.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/15/2014 7:18:00 PM
    Description: As expected, Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston won't be in the lineup Tuesday versus the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
    Insight: He's still out with a big toe injury. Backup guard Marcus Thornton (9.4 ppg) has averaged 25.7 mpg during Livingston's three-game absence.
    Paul Pierce, F4/15/2014 7:10:00 PM
    Description: Nets power forward Paul Pierce is ready to go Tuesday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
    Insight: Pierce, who had been questionable with a shoulder injury, has averaged 13.5 ppg since the All-Star break. That's the same scoring average he had in the first half, though he's been much more efficient in the second half (48.8 percent shooting versus 42.9 before the break).
    Deron Williams, G4/15/2014 7:05:00 PM
    Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams will play Tuesday against New York. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
    Insight: He had been a game-time decision because of knee tendinitis. A win tonight will give Brooklyn the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and a date with Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Bulls won in seven games when these teams met a year ago.
    Joe Johnson, G/F4/15/2014 6:59:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn G/F Joe Johnson will be active for Tuesday night's game against the Knicks. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
    Insight: There had been a rumor the Nets were thinking of resting their starters to try and get the No. 6 seed and a more favorable matchup with Toronto in the first round, though apparently that wasn't the case. A shooting guard for most of his career, Johnson has played primarily as a small forward this season. He leads the team in scoring at 15.8 ppg.
    Mirza Teletovic, F4/15/2014 6:32:00 PM
    Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic (personal) will sit out Tuesday against the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
    Insight: His wife gave birth to twins on Tuesday. Teletovic has averaged 2.9 threes, 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last 11 games and would have been in line to play increased minutes in the final two games of the regular season with Brooklyn looking to rest its stars.
    Paul Pierce, F4/15/2014 12:05:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
    Insight: The Nets have an "old" roster with six players 30-years-old or older, so this isn't a surprise. Starting any of the veterans on Tuesday will be a risky play. Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee could play big minutes.
    Deron Williams, G4/15/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams along with most of the Nets are game-time decision as the team rests up for the playoffrs.
    Insight: The Nets have an "old" roster with six players 30-years-old or older, so this isn't a surprise. Starting any of the veterans on Tuesday will be a risky play. Marquis Teague, Marcus Thornton and Mason Plumlee could play big minutes.
    Alan Anderson, F4/15/2014 11:57:00 AM
    Description: The Nets have already ruled Alan Anderson out for Tuesday's game with the Knicks, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.
    Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle and will miss his third consecutive game. Anderson (7.2 ppg) should be ready to go for the playoffs but has very little fantasy value.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/15/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Description: Nets guard Shaun Livingston is not expected to play on Tuesday, according to Tim Bontempts of the New York Post.
    Insight: Livingston (8.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg) is still dealing with a bruised toe. He's expected to be ready when the playoffs begin.
    Mirza Teletovic, F4/13/2014 10:35:00 PM
    Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic has averaged 2.8 triples in April despite playing just 22.8 minutes per game.
    Insight: Teletovic had 20 points, six rebounds and four threes in 29 minutes Sunday and should see increased minutes in the last few games as the team gets Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as much rest as possible before the postseason.
    Mason Plumlee, PFHot4/13/2014 10:33:00 PM
    Description: Nets rookie Mason Plumlee had 17 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 26 minutes Sunday against the Magic.
    Insight: Plumlee started when Kevin Garnett was out due to back spasms and the Nets have expanded his minutes lately. He has averaged 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals over his last five games.
    Alan Anderson, F4/13/2014 10:15:00 AM
    Description: The Nets have already ruled Alan Anderson out for Sunday's game against the Magic. SOURCE: Newsday
    Insight: He's dealing with a sore abdominal muscle. Anderson (7.2 ppg) has only registered double-digit points once in his last five contests so it's not a big loss for fantasy owners.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/12/2014 9:28:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Shaun Livingston will not be available for Sunday's game against Orlando. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, The Record
    Insight: Livingston (8.3 ppg) is still dealing with a bruised toe, though he says that it's improving. While he's sidelined, Joe Johnson (15.8 ppg) will play shooting guard with Andrei Kirilenko (5.0 ppg) filling in at small forward.
    Andray Blatche, F/C4/11/2014 10:03:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Andray Blatche missed his third straight game Friday.
    Insight: Nets coach Jason Kidd said before the game that Blatche was available after he missed the last two games due to illness, but he didn't end up using the center. Mason Plumlee has moved ahead of him on the depth chart.
    Mason Plumlee, PFHot4/11/2014 10:00:00 PM
    Description: Nets rookie Mason Plumlee has averaged 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games.
    Insight: Plumlee started when Kevin Garnett was out due to back spasms and the Nets have expanded his minutes lately with Andray Blatche out due to an illness.
    Alan Anderson, F4/11/2014 6:47:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Alan Anderson was scratched from Friday's lineup due to sore abdominal muscles, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record.
    Insight: Anderson was going to get another chance to start with Shaun Livingston out, but Andrei Kirilenko will replace him. Marcus Thornton also should see a good chunk of minutes.
    Paul Pierce, F4/11/2014 6:40:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce (hip) will return to the lineup Friday, the Nets announced via Twitter.
    Insight: Pierce got a night off to rest on Wednesday. He'll start alongside Jorge Gutierrez, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson and Kevin Garnett against the Hawks.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/11/2014 5:58:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston (foot) will miss Friday's game, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.
    Insight: Livingston has played 28.6 minutes per game over his last 45 games but doesn't do enough to be a fantasy factor. With Deron Williams and Livingston both out, Jorge Gutierrez and Alan Anderson will get the majority of the backcourt minutes.
    Deron Williams, G4/11/2014 5:55:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams will sit out Friday with right patellar tendinitis, according to Rod Boone of Newsday. Coach Jason Kidd said sitting him out is about getting Williams rest more than anything.
    Insight: Williams has averaged 15.7 points, 5.7 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.7 threes per game since the All-Star break. With Shaun Livingston also out, Jorge Gutierrez will start and Alan Anderson also will see big minutes.
    Mirza Teletovic, F4/9/2014 9:59:00 PM
    Description: Nets power forward Mirza Teletovic had 17 points, nine rebounds and five threes Wednesday at Orlando.
    Insight: He started with Paul Pierce getting the night off. Despite playing just 19.3 minutes per game this season, Teletovic has averaged 1.9 threes per game. However, he hasn't done anything else to warrant attention from fantasy owners.
    Joe Johnson, GHot4/9/2014 9:57:00 PM
    Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson had 31 points, five assists and four rebounds Wednesday at Orlando.
    Insight: Johnson has scored at a clip of 18.6 ppg over his last 21 games after scoring 14.8 ppg his first 55 games this season.
    Andray Blatche, F/C4/9/2014 6:06:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Andray Blatche (illness) will miss a second straight game Wednesday, according to espnny.com.
    Insight: Blatche averaged just 17.8 minutes per game over his last five contests and has been passed on the depth chart by Mason Plumlee.
    Kevin Garnett, PF/C4/9/2014 5:47:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett will start Wednesday against the Magic, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.
    Insight: KG missed 19 games due to back spasms before returning to play 13 minutes Saturday and then sat out Tuesday. He'll play 15-20 minutes Wednesday and isn't a fantasy option.
    Shaun Livingston, G4/9/2014 5:45:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Shaun Livingston (rest) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
    Insight: Livingston has played 28.6 minutes per game over his last 45 games but doesn't do enough to be a fantasy factor. His absence will give Alan Anderson a chance to get into the starting lineup.
    Paul Pierce, F4/9/2014 5:44:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce will sit out Wednesday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
    Insight: Mirza Teletovic will start in Pierce's place. The 36-year-old Pierce played 32 minutes Tuesday at Miami and will get a rest.
    Andray Blatche, F/C4/8/2014 7:54:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn will be without center Andray Blatche Tuesday against the Heat. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, The Record
    Insight: He's battling an illness. It's a shame because Blatche (11.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg) really could have exploited Miami's lack of size in the low post. Rookie Mason Plumlee (6.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg) should see a heavy workload at center.
    Kevin Garnett, PF/C4/7/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett has already been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup against Miami. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, New York Daily News
    Insight: However, he will play Wednesday versus Orlando. KG scored ten points in 13 minutes Saturday in his return from back spasms. The Nets are trying to avoid playing him in back-to-back games.
    Kevin Garnett, PF/C4/5/2014 6:27:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett (back spasms) will return to the lineup Saturday, according to the Nets on Twitter.
    Insight: Garnett missed the last 19 games. Mason Plumlee started all 19 but averaged just 21.1 minutes per game, which is nearly the same amount that Garnett has played this season.
    Kevin Garnett, PF/C4/4/2014 7:02:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn center Kevin Garnett (back spasms) won't be in action Friday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
    Insight: This will be his 19th absence in a row. While he's been out, the Nets have used Mason Plumlee at center with Paul Pierce filling in at power forward.
    Andrei Kirilenko, F4/4/2014 6:55:00 PM
    Description: Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is back in the lineup after missing the last six games with an ankle injury. SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
    Insight: In 15 games since the All-Star Game, Kirilenko has averaged just 4.5 ppg while shooting 34.1 percent from the free throw line. That's not a guy you want on your fantasy team.
    Marcus Thornton, G4/2/2014 5:51:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton (back) will play Wednesday against the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
    Insight: Thornton missed two of the last four games with a lower-back injury. He has played fewer minutes per game with the Nets than he did with the Kings, but he has improved his shooting and averaged 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 0.9 steals with Brooklyn.
    Marcus Thornton, G4/2/2014 2:20:00 PM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury (bruised lower back) and will make sure he's completely healthy before returning to the court.
    Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota and didn't play on Tuesday. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. He's been improved after the trade to Brooklyn, averaging 11.4 ppg over 17 games, up from 8.3 in Sacramento.
    Andrei Kirilenko, F4/1/2014 11:07:00 AM
    Description: Brooklyn forward Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) is targeting the middle of this week for his return, but he'll miss his fifth straight game on Tuesday, according to beat writer Tim Bontemps.
    Insight: Injuries have limited Kirilenko to 37 games and 18.4 minutes per game this season. He has averaged career lows with 5.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.9 spg, 0.4 bpg and made just one 3-pointer on five attempts all season.
    Marcus Thornton, G4/1/2014 11:03:00 AM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury and now he will take his time as he recovers from a bruised lower back.
    Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. He's been improved after the trade to Brooklyn, averaging 11.4 ppg over 17 games, up from 8.3 in Sacramento.
    Marcus Thornton, G3/31/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury and now he will take his time as he recovers from a bruised lower back. SOURCE:
    Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. We'd recommend dropping him as soon as possible.

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