Brooklyn Nets Player News: All Positions

News: Allen had just 10 points, eight rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes during Monday's 148-144 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Allen struggled to get anything going Monday, putting up 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes before fouling out. Allen had been highly touted coming into his sophomore season but was certainly over-drafted in a lot of leagues. He is barely a top-80 player for the season and a top-130 player over the last month. He has been a dropped in a number of leagues and could be on your waiver wire with a lot of head-to-head leagues down to just two teams. If you need boards and blocks, give him a look but don't set the bar too high.
News: LeVert tallied 16 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 24 minutes during Monday's 148-144 loss to Portland.
Impact: LeVert had one of his better games since returning from injury, ending with 16 points and seven assists in 24 minutes. He has struggled during his time post-injury, his fast start to the season seeming like a lifetime ago. The Nets will be hoping this might be a sign of things to come as they push for that elusive playoff spot. LeVert has not been a standard league player over the past few weeks but could be considered if you need to stream someone in later in the week.
News: Dudley had 15 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 35 minutes during Monday's 148-144 loss to Portland.
Impact: Dudley turned back the clock Monday, playing a whopping 35 minutes in the double-overtime loss. Head coach Kenny Atkinson basically went with the hot hand down the stretch and Dudley rewarded him with excellent production. This is unlikely to happen again anytime soon and nostalgia aside, Dudley should be left on the waivers in most formats.
News: Russell finished with 39 points (16-34 FG, 3-14 3Pt, 4-8 FT), nine rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 42 minutes during Monday's 148-144 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Russell did his best to get the Nets home Monday but came up short as they fell in double-overtime. He led all scorers with 39 points but struggled from beyond the arc and at the free-throw line. The Nets remain firmly in the playoff picture but do have a hard run to finish the season. It is unlikely we will see any rest for the Nets players and Russell should be able to finish the season with some big performances.
News: Crabbe (knee) will not play Monday against Portland, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Crabbe will miss a fifth consecutive contest due to a soreness in his right knee. Expect Caris LeVert and DeMarre Carroll to continue picking up increased minutes in Crabbe's absence.
News: Davis tallied 14 points (7-11 FG), 15 rebounds, one steal, and one block in 20 minutes during Friday's 111-106 victory over the Lakers.
Impact: Davis was excellent during his 20 minutes on the court, producing his first double-double in a month. Davis has been one of the more underrated pickups this season and has certainly given the Nets depth at the center position. In terms of fantasy, he is arguably the best rebounding streamer available and should be on everyone's radar, especially at this time of the season.
News: Russell ended with 21 points (8-20 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 34 minutes during Friday's 111-106 victory over the Lakers.
Impact: This victory had to be especially sweet for Russell who was able to eliminate the Lakers from the playoff race. Russell had his third straight 20-and-10 game and has taken his passing game to another level over the month of March. The Nets will be playing post-season basketball for the first time in quite a while and Russell has certainly been the catalyst for what has been a fantastic season.
News: Harris finished with 26 points (8-15 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 32 minutes during Friday's 111-106 victory over the Lakers.
Impact: Harris was dynamic for the Nets on Friday dropping his highest points total of the calendar year. In fact, prior to this game, he had not scored in excess of 20 points since prior to the All-Star break. Many owners may have been considering a drop given the Nets don't have another game this week but Harris may have changed some minds with this performance.
News: LeVert will come off the bench for Friday's tilt with the Lakers.
Impact: LeVert, who's started the previous three games, will return to the bench Friday. He's struggled since returning from injury, and is averaging just 8.0 points to go along with 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 33.3 percent from the field over his last four games.
News: Carroll will start in Friday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Carroll will start in place of Caris LeVert on Friday. In 59 outings this season, Carroll's averaging 11.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.3 assists in 25.1 minutes.
News: Napier (illness) is off the injury report for Friday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Napier hasn't played over the past four games, but he'll be available Friday. That said, it's possible he racks up a DNP-CD.
News: Crabbe (knee) will not play Friday against the Lakers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Crabbe will miss a fourth straight game as he continues to deal with soreness in his right knee. Consider the three-point threat day-to-day until the team says otherwise.
News: Napier (illness) indicated that he expects to play Friday against the Lakers, the New York Post reports.
Impact: Napier was held out of Tuesday's game due to an illness, but he made the trip to Los Angeles with the team and should be an option off the bench, though he's fallen out of the regular rotation of late.
News: Kurucs totaled six points (2-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 victory over Sacramento.
Impact: Kurucs played 33 minutes Tuesday, continuing to roll with the starting five despite inconsistent production. He had only six points but at least delivered a combined four steals and blocks to salvage his line. Kurucs has failed to top eight points in four consecutive games but does have six steals and seven blocks in that period. The Nets have only one more game this week and so Kurucs can be dropped in most formats.
News: Hollis-Jefferson ended with 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and one block in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 victory over the Kings.
Impact: Hollis-Jefferson hit the game-winning basket with just 0.8 seconds left on the clock, capping off a remarkable comeback by the Nets. They were able to erase a 28-point deficit on the back of some amazing shooting by D'Angelo Russell who finished with a career-high 44 points. Hollis-Jefferson has been in and out of the rotation since the All-Star break and while this performance was nice, we would need to see it again before considering him in standard formats.
News: Russell finished with 44 points (17-33 FG, 6-15 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 12 assists, four rebounds, and four steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 victory over the Kings.
Impact: Russell exploded for a new career high in scoring in the comeback win, with 27 of those points coming in the fourth quarter alone. The Nets erased a 25-point deficit heading into the final quarter, leaving the Kings stunned on their home floor. Russell added 12 assists and four steals to cap off what was an unbelievable night. He has been fantastic for owners this season and should be on the floor a lot as the Nets push for a higher playoff seeding.
News: Napier is out for Tuesday's contest against the Kings due to an illness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Napier has seen his role reduced lately due to the presence of Spencer Dinwiddie, so this absence doesn't mean much for the Nets' rotation. His next chance to play arrives Friday against the Lakers.
News: Crabbe (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Kings, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Crabbe will miss his third consecutive game as he continues to deal with a sore right knee. It looks as though the Nets will continue to treat Crabbe as day-to-day, with his next opportunity to play coming Friday against the Lakers.
News: Dinwiddie supplied 13 points (2-16 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 8-12 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block across 33 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Dinwiddie experienced an atypically rough night from the field, but a strong effort from the free-throw line helped salvage his final line. The 25-year-old had shot 43.8 percent or better in seven of the prior eight games, so Sunday's performance was clearly an outlier. The fifth-year veteran continues to be a valued asset off the bench with locked-in minutes, keeping him highly relevant across all formats as the fantasy postseason approaches.
News: LeVert totaled 12 points (6-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists and four rebounds across 32 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: LeVert was a solid complementary source of multi-category production on a night when D'Angelo Russell and DeMarre Carroll did the heavy lifting on the first unit and off the bench, respectively. The third-year wing hasn't quite been able to reestablish the same caliber of play he'd proven capable of prior to his serious November foot injury, but he is at least keeping his usage levels up and is logging a solid amount of minutes on the majority of nights. Sunday's allotment of playing time was actually LeVert's highest since returning to action Feb. 8, and he's now managed double-digit scoring tallies in five of nine March games.
News: Allen posted 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-3 FT), 11 rebounds and two blocks across 30 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Allen looked like himself again after a pair of forgettable outings against the Thunder and Jazz, respectively. The second-year big had taken just a combined five shot attempts in those contests, but he managed his third double-double of March while doubling up that figure in Sunday's game. Allen has seen his minutes and production fluctuate somewhat during the current month, but he still sports solid averages of 10.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.3 blocks across 24.9 minutes over nine March games.
News: Carroll totaled 22 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 33 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Carroll had returned from a one-game absence due to a knee inury Saturday night against the Jazz and provided a modest five points on 2-for-9 shooting, along with five rebounds and three assists, over 20 minutes. Sunday's effort was exponentially more productive on the scoring front in particular, and Carroll's point tally actually led the second unit. The 10-year veteran has seen his offensive contributions fluctuate a bit more since the calendar flipped to February as compared to the earlier portion of the campaign, but he remains a deep-league asset with his averages of 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds across 25.2 minutes per contest.
News: Russell furnished 32 points (13-25 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal across 33 minutes in the Nets' 119-116 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Impact: Russell paced the Nets in both scoring and assists, giving him a direct hand in a substantial amount of the team's points for the night. The dynamic fourth-year guard bounced back from four straight sub-40-percent shooting efforts, two of which had led to rather rare sub-20-point tallies. The good news for fantasy owners is that the 2015 second overall pick typically remains aggressive even when his shot isn't consistently finding the net, making nights like Sunday when he does have the hot hand all the more prolific.
News: Napier (hamstring) was not listed on the injury report prior to Sundya's game against the Clippers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Napier missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, however he no longer appears on the injury report and is set to return. He'll return to his usual role of reserve guard.
News: LeVert will start Saturday's game against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: With usual starter Allen Crabbe (knee) out, coach Kenny Atkinson will opt to throw LeVert in the starting five. Across 21 previous starts this season, he's averaging 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.4 minutes.
News: Napier (hamstring) is out Saturday against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Despite being listed as probable, Napier will be held out of Saturday's contest. His next chance to play arrives Sunday against the Clippers.
News: Graham (back) is probable Saturday against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Graham has been sidelined by a back injury over the past five games, but he's expected to make his return Friday. He appears to have carved out a role of about 15-to-20 minutes in the Nets' rotation.
News: Napier (hamstring) is probable for Saturday's matchup against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: A hamstring injury prevented Napier from playing in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, but he should be good to go for Saturday. That said, he's only seen single-digit minutes in his past three appearances.
News: Carroll (knee) is probable for Saturday's game against the Jazz, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Carroll left Monday's game against the Pistons after hyperextending his left knee, and it caused him to miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder. However, it doesn't appear Carroll was battling anything serious. He should be a full go off the bench Saturday.
News: Crabbe, due to a sore knee, will be sidelined over the Nets' next two games, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: According to Lewis, Crabbe's knee began bothering him late in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder. He's started and averaged 30.6 minutes over the past five games, so coach Kenny Atkinson will have to look for a replacement. Among the candidates to see additional minutes are Joe Harris, Caris LeVert and Rodions Kurucs.
News: Russell recorded 14 points (6-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt), seven assists, four rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma City.
Impact: Although his line wasn't too bad, Russell really struggled shooting the ball against the Thunder. He appears to be mired in a bit of a slump, having made just 17-of-54 shots from the field over his past three games. Although he's prone to short periods of inconsistency, Russel's in the midst of a breakout season and should return to his usual form soon.
News: Dinwiddie finished with 25 points (8-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-10 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma City.
Impact: Dinwiddie was the lone highlight in what was a dismal night for the Nets. The fifth-year guard's been on an absolute terror lately, averaging 23.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists over his past four games. With the playoffs looming, the Nets will need everything Dinwiddie can provide if they want to retain their current position in the standings.
News: Napier is out for Wednesday's matchup against the Thunder due to a hamstring injury, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: There's nothing indicating Napier is dealing with a serious issue, but he'll sit out Wednesday's matchup. His next chance to play arrives Saturday against the Jazz. That said, his role has been reduced significantly since the return of Spencer Dinwiddie.
News: Graham (back) is out for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City.
Impact: Graham will miss his fifth straight contest while nursing a back injury. Rodions Kurucs should once again start in his place, while Jared Dudley is also expected to pick up extra minutes off the bench.
News: Carroll (knee) won't play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Carroll was forced to depart Monday's contest against Detroit after hyperextending his left knee, and he'll miss Wednesday's clash as a result. He'll have the next few days off before the Nets determine whether he's able to take the court Saturday in Utah. Allen Crabbe should be in line for more minutes until Carroll returns.
News: Crabbe posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes Monday against Detroit.
Impact: Crabbe reached double-figures for the second-straight game while seeing his second-highest minute load of the season. While Crabbe's stats haven't taken a noticeable lead since he joined the starting lineup, Monday's performance was indicative of the sixth-year guard's ability to contribute across multiple categories. Since joining the starting five, Crabbe's averaged 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 threes and 1.5 assists in 29.2 minutes across four outings.
News: LeVert managed 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a steal across 27 minutes Monday against Detroit.
Impact: LeVert bounced back from Saturday's two-point performance to reach double-figures for the third time in four games. His line was boosted by a minor bump in minutes provided by the Nets large halftime lead. LeVert has struggled to return to his early-season form since returning from injury. Primarily, his ability to coexist with D'Angelo Russell has come into question. LeVert's struggles have cost him a spot in the starting lineup for the past three contests and until the third-year guard returns to his early-season consistency, he'll likely play a slightly diminished role compared to what he faced prior to his absence.
News: Dinwiddie tallied 19 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during Monday's win over Detroit.
Impact: Despite leading the Nets in scoring, Dinwiddie had a rather unremarkable performance, falling well below his season average for assists. The fifth-year guard hasn't missed a beat since returning from a thumb injury that kept him out for a month. Since returning six games ago, Dinwiddie's averaging 18.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest.
News: Carroll has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against Detroit after hyperextending his left knee.
Impact: Carroll's night will come to an end after suffering a knee injury in the second half. He finished the contest with five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and four rebounds over 13 minutes. It remains to be seen whether he'll be able to play Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
News: Napier (personal) is off the team's injury report and will be available for Monday's game against Detroit.
Impact: Napier has missed three of the last four contests for the Nets, but he'll be available off the bench Monday night. He's averaging 8.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his previous seven contests.
News: Graham (back) will not play Monday against the Pistons, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Graham will miss a fourth straight game as he continues to battle soreness in his back. The Nets have been starting Rodions Kurucs at the four in his place, and that will likely continue Monday.
News: Russell totaled 18 points (6-23 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six assists, three rebounds and a steal across 21 minutes in the Nets' win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Russell had a solid final stat line in Saturday's win, though his shooting was poor, draining just over a quarter of his shots. Russell should continue to operate as the team's leader in points (20.5) and assists (6.8) per game over the last few weeks of the regular season.
News: Dinwiddie accumulated 23 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven assists, six rebounds and a block across 30 minutes in the Nets' win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Dinwiddie posted his second straight game of at least 23 points in Saturday's win. He led the team in points for the second time in as many games. After missing 14 games to a thumb injury, Dinwiddie is averaging a healthy 18.4 points, 5.0 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
News: Allen totaled 20 points (5-6 FG, 10-16 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in the Nets' win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: All came up big in Saturday's win, piling up 20 points and pulling down 12 boards. He was in attack mode in this one, and he got to the foul line 16 times. Allen now has back-to-back games of at least 15 points and 11 rebounds. The sophomore center is averaging 11.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game this season.
News: Kurucs finished with 16 points (5-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in the Nets' win over the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Kurucs had another solid outing in his third consecutive start in Saturday's win. His 16 points included four triples and a huge dunk where he posterized and stared down Alex Len. Kurucs has filled out the stat sheet nicely in his three recent starts, and he is shaping into a fine daily option at a still-affordable price.
News: Pinson is listed as active for Saturday's game against Atlanta, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Although Pinson has seen minimal run recently, he could see some minutes against the Hawks due to Shabazz Napier (personal) being ruled out. In 12 appearances this year, the rookie guard's averaging 4.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.1 minutes.
News: Napier (personal) is expected back for Monday's game against the Pistons, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Napier is out for Saturday's game against the Hawks, but it'll likely only be a one-game absence for the guard. An official confirmation may arrive closer to game day.
News: Napier won't play Saturday against the Hawks due to personal reasons.
Impact: Napier's role has taken a dive since the return of Spencer Dinwiddie, meaning Napier's absence Saturday won't be a major blow to the team. It's unclear if the guard will return for Monday's tilt against the Pistons.
News: Graham (back) is out Saturday against the Hawks. reports.
Impact: Graham will miss a third straight contest Saturday as he continues to deal with back soreness. His next opportunity to take the court arrives Monday against the Pistons.
News: Kurucs collected 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: Kurucs recorded a career high block total while reaching double figures in scoring and hauling in at least six boards for the third straight game. The 21-year-old rookie isn't consistent enough to make an impact outside of deeper leagues, but he has been a key cog all season since joining the starting lineup in mid-December.
News: Allen accumulated 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: Allen produced an extremely efficient stat line before fouling out of this one. The 20-year-old sophomore has now recorded 21 double-doubles through 65 appearances this season, a massive improvement after posting four across 72 games as a rookie.
News: Dinwiddie delivered 28 points (10-21 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: Dinwiddie was spectacular, filling up the box score and contributing across every statistical category while dominating offensively. He had earned a combined 68 minutes during his first three bouts back in the lineup since missing a little over a month with a thumb injury, so fantasy owners who were taking the wait-and-see approach should feel safe re-inserting him into lineups for Saturday's matchup with the Hawks.
News: Russell recorded 25 points (9-20 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 3-6 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and three steals in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: Russell finished with as many turnovers as assists but contributed in every category except blocks. This is the seventh time through 66 appearances this season that he has swiped at least three steals and the 18th time he has drained at least four threes. The 23-year-old point guard continues to lead the Nets as they pursue a playoff spot for the first time in several years, so Russell should be expected to remain highly aggressive across the final 15 games.
News: Graham (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: As expected, given his doubtful tag, Graham will be sidelined for the second straight game while he continues to nurse a sore back. Rodions Kurucs is in line to make a second straight start in Graham's absence Wednesday.
News: Graham (back) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Graham is in danger of missing his second straight contest due to a sore back. He'll likely test the injury in morning shootaround or pregame warmups before a final decision on his status is made. Rodions Kurucs drew the spot start in Graham's stead Monday and could do so again if Graham remains shelved.
News: Dinwiddie contributed 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds and two steals across 20 minutes in Monday's 127-88 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Dinwiddie has now earned just over 20 minutes on average in each of the last three games since returning from a thumb injury, with Monday's performance being his best stat line yet. After a woeful shooting night the last time out, Dinwiddie answered with a 75 percent shooting percent while adding six assists in the process. Dinwiddie has produced nicely this season off the bench in a high-usage role.
News: Carroll registered 22 points (7-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds and four assists across 22 minutes in Monday's 127-88 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Carroll lit it up off the bench from behind the arc, missing just two shots from deep on seven tries and making everything else from the floor. Although he hasn't started this season, he has a secure role as one of the first men off the bench for the Nets, a role which he has settled into nicely from a production standpoint.
News: Kurucs recorded 19 points (7-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 24 minutes in Monday's 127-88 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: After a stretch of starting earlier in the season, Kurucs had been delegated to the bench until Monday night, where he started and showed out with a 19-point shooting display. The rookie shows that he can do it all by stuffing the stat sheet in every category all the while nailing five three-pointers. Kurucs may not start upon the return of Treveon Graham, but he has certainly earned more minutes or consideration for that role.
News: Russell tallied 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt), 11 assists, two rebounds and two steals across 22 minutes in Monday's 127-88 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Russell continues to be a great player for the Nets, collecting his eighth double-double on the season in a rout of the Mavs. While he does need to shoot the ball a fair amount to reach his scoring totals, he is a great facilitator and the unquestioned leader on the offensive end of the ball.
News: LeVert isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Dallas.
Impact: LeVert is in line for a bench role Monday evening, as Allen Crabbe draws the start at shooting guard and Joe Harris moves to small forward. LeVert has struggled of late, averaging 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists over his previous three starts.
News: Crabbe will start Monday's game against the Mavs.
Impact: With Treveon Graham out, the Nets will shuffle the lineup and go with Rodions Kurucs at power forward, with Crabbe and Joe Harris on the wing. It'll be Crabbe's first start since Dec. 12, and Caris LeVert will shift to the bench.
News: Kurucs will start at power forward Monday against the Mavs, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: With Treveon Graham ruled out due to injury, Kurucs will get the nod in his place. The rookie started a number of games at small forward earlier this season, but this would represent his first start as the nominal power forward. Kurucs is coming off of an 11-point, seven-rebound outing Saturday against Miami.
News: Graham (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Mavs, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Graham was doubtful coming in due to a sore back, and he'll ultimately be sidelined as the Nets continue to chase a postseason berth. With Graham out, Rodions Kurucs, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and DeMarre Carroll could all see slight bumps in minutes.
News: Graham is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Mavericks with back soreness, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Graham has started the last 20 games he's played in, averaging 23.1 minutes in those starts. If Graham is unable to play, Rodions Kurucs or Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would likely move into the starting five. Both would likely see an increased role if Graham were to miss the game. More information on Graham's status should come out following the team's shootaround on Monday.
News: Kurucs finished with 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and a block over 28 minutes in the Nets' loss to the Heat on Saturday.
Impact: Kurucs played his most minutes since Jan. 16 and scored his most points since Jan. 23 in Saturday's loss. The Latvian rookie hasn't done enough on the court this season to warrant consideration outside of deeper leagues, and his increased production on Saturday was due in part to gameflow in which the Nets were down big all game and could give the bench some additional minutes.
News: Harris finished with 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Nets' loss to the Heat on Saturday.
Impact: Harris surprisingly led the Nets in scoring, but the team only managed 88 points in Saturday's blowout loss to the Heat. He continues to raise his scoring average, and the sharp-shooter from Virginia is averaging 47.4 percent from beyond the arc this season.
News: Russell finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight assists, one rebound and a steal over 23 minutes in the Nets' loss to the Heat on Saturday.
Impact: Russell put out his lowest point total since Jan. 16, although his struggles were shared by the entire Nets team in a 29-point blowout loss on Saturday. In nine games prior, Russell averaged 26.8 points, 8.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds, and fantasy owners should consider Saturday's off-night an outlier.
News: Dinwiddie finished with 10 points (2-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four assists, one rebound, one steal and one block over 25 minutes in the Nets' loss to the Heat on Saturday.
Impact: Dinwiddie had an awful shooting night, but was able to parlay it into double-digit points because of six made free throws. He's looked fine in two games back after missing 14 contests due to a thumb injury, and better days are ahead. Dinwiddie is averaging 28.4 minutes per game this season, primarily off the bench.
News: LeVert supplied 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists, and one block in 24 minutes during Friday's 123-112 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: LeVert bounced back following Wednesday's scoreless performance against the Wizards to fill up the box score across almost every category. The 24-year-old wing has been inconsistent across his first eight games back in the lineup following a lengthy absence, and he'll look to string together a second straight solid showing for the first time since rejoining the rotation in Saturday's matchup with the Heat.
News: Napier saw four minutes in Friday's 123-112 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Napier didn't attempt a single field goal and finished with one turnover across four minutes of action. The return of Spencer Dinwiddie (thumb), who had missed the last 14 games, seems to be the kiss of death to Napier's fantasy value, as he could be used sparingly going forward.
News: Carroll compiled 20 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's 123-112 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Carroll was extremely efficient, finishing with twice as many points as field goal attempts while producing his fifth 20-point performance through 51 appearances this season. He hasn't been able to match last year's per-game averages, most of which were career highs. With that being said, Carroll remains a key reserve and continues to earn plenty of minutes off the pine.
News: Dinwiddie totaled 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four assists, and one steal in 23 minutes during Friday's 123-112 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Dinwiddie (thumb) finished with more turnovers (five) than assists in this his first game back in the lineup following a 14-game absence. With that being said, the fact that he was already so heavily involved bodes well for his fantasy value going forward.
News: Dinwiddie (thumb) will make his return Friday against the Hornets and is expected to be available for back-to-back sets right away, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Coach Kenny Atkinson noted Thursday that Dinwiddie was close to a return, though the reserve guard's availability for Friday's contest is sooner than anticipated. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since Jan. 25 after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. It's not immediately clear if Dinwiddie will be on a minutes restriction versus the Hornets, but there's a chance Atkinson elects to ease him into action. Shabazz Napier, Allen Crabbe and Joe Harris are all candidates to see their respective workloads decline a result of Dinwiddie's return.
News: Dinwiddie (thumb) will practice with the G League on Thursday, Ben Nadeau of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: Coach Kenny Atkinson noted Wednesday that Dinwiddie is "very close" to returning, and Dinwiddie practicing with the G League is tangible proof. Depending on how things go, it's possible he'll make his return Friday against the Hornets or Saturday against the Heat.
News: Hollis-Jefferson practiced with the Nets' G League affiliate Thursday, Ben Nadeau of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: Hollis-Jefferson picked up a pair of DNP-CDs on Feb. 23 and 25, but he returned to the rotation Wednesday night against Washington, playing 16 minutes off the bench. He'll practice with Long Island on Thursday, however, and the assignment doesn't appear to be injury-related. Where Hollis-Jefferson fits in the rotation going forward will be something to monitor.
News: Dudley will practice with the G League's Long Island Nets on Thursday, Ben Nadeau of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: Dudley has appeared in just two of Brooklyn's four games since the All-Star break following a lengthy absence due to a hamstring injury. The organization will continue getting him back into form by having him practice on Long Island.
News: LeVert failed to score (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and recorded two rebounds over 20 minutes Wednesday against the Wizards.
Impact: LeVert was shut out for the first time this season, as he missed all five of his attempts from the field in a 125-116 loss at home. The Michigan product has put up 12 or more points in three of his previous five contests, so Wednesday night's performance certainly appears to be just a small blip on the radar, especially considering the success he's found this year (16.0 points over 20 games).
News: Allen finished Wednesday's game against Washington with 12 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, three blocks and a steal across 22 minutes.
Impact: Allen has scored 10-plus points in three of his previous five contests, and he's swatted nine shots over that stretch. While his production in the scoring department certainly isn't overly impressive, he typically adds value on the boards and on the defensive end of the court for Brooklyn.
News: Napier recorded 22 points (7-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), an assist and a steal over 23 minutes Wednesday against the Wizards.
Impact: Napier struggled shooting the ball from beyond the arc, but he still managed to finish with 22 points, his best scoring night of February. The 27-year-old point guard has shown he's capable of putting up big games off the bench, although his consistency is lacking overall.
News: Russell registered 28 points (9-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and a steal over 29 minutes Wednesday against Washington.
Impact: Russell was efficient from the field and contributed across the board, but it still wasn't enough to get his team the victory. The 23-year-old has been red hot coming off the All-Star break, averaging 26.3 points, 3.8 boards and 7.5 helpers in his preceding four contests. Russell put together his most impressive scoring month of the season in February (25.8 ppg), so he'll look to keep it rolling heading into March.
News: Dinwiddie (thumb) is close to returning to the court, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dinwiddie, who will miss his 14th-straight contest while recovering from surgery on his right thumb, is "very close" to returning according to coach Kenny Atkinson. It's unclear when exactly he'll play next, but he has two possibilities this week, Friday against Charlotte and Saturday in Miami. Upon return, Dinwiddie will likely slot back into his large role off the bench which he's sustained throughout the season. That said, his usage may dip a little compared to what it was prior to his injury as Caris LeVert returned to the lineup while Dinwiddie was injured.
News: McCall will sign a 10-day contract with the Nets, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The 24-year-old out of Tennessee State has appeared in 23 games for the Long Island Nets this season, averaging 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds. 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals across 25 minutes per game. He'll now get an opportunity over the next week and a half to prove his worth at the highest level.
News: LeVert totaled 15 points (5-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven assists, five rebounds and a block across 27 minutes in the Nets' win over the Spurs on Monday.
Impact: LeVert continues to validate his seemingly early return from an ankle injury that sidelined him for 42 games. Since his return to the lineup on Feb. 8, he's averaged 9.4 points, 4.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 23.8 minutes. He could be in for a big final stretch of the season as he continues to get re-acclimated and see his minutes rise.
News: Carroll totaled seven points (1-6 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and a steal across 27 minutes in the Nets' win over the Spurs on Monday.
Impact: Carroll couldn't get much going offensively, but he made his presence felt nonetheless, pacing the Nets in rebounding and leading the bench in minutes. Although his production has been light in the scoring department this season (11.1 points per game), he's been able to find success rebounding and playing tough defense.
News: Russell finished with 23 points (9-19 FG, 5-11 3Pt), eight assists, seven rebounds, a steal and a block across 36 minutes in the Nets' win over the Spurs on Monday.
Impact: He had a big night in Monday's win, filling up the stat sheet. It's more of the same for Russell, who has revitalized his career in Brooklyn and been a huge factor in the Nets' surprising success in 2018. Russell is currently averaging career highs in points (20.5), assists (6.7) and shooting percentage (43.4).
News: Harris totaled 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 15 rebounds, three assists and a rebound across 31 minutes in the Nets' win over the Spurs on Monday.
Impact: The reigning Three-Point Contest winner drained five balls from beyond the arc in Monday's win, accumulating all his points through threes. Harris has stepped it up in the scoring department recently, averaging 18.9 points in his last seven games - five points better than his season average of 13.9.
News: The Nets recalled Musa from the G League's Long Island Nets on Monday, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: The transaction likely means that Musa will be available for Monday's game against the Spurs, though it's not expected the rookie will crack coach Kenny Atkinson's already-crowded rotation. Musa has suited up in just eight games at the NBA level in his inaugural campaign and has averaged just 4.3 minutes in those contests.
News: Hollis-Jefferson will come off the bench Thursday against the Trail Blazers, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: Coach Kenny Atkinson will opt to give Treveon Graham the nod at power forward, sending Hollis-Jefferson to the bench after he started the Nets' final game before the break. As a reserve this season, Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 7.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 19.0 minutes.
News: Graham will start Thursday's game against the Blazers, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: Graham was held out of the Nets' final game before the break, but he'll return to the starting lineup Thursday for what will be his 15th straight active start. The Nets will go with Joe Harris at the other forward spot, with Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell in the backcourt.
News: Kurucs (elbow) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: Kurucs sat out Brooklyn's last game before the All-Star break due to a sprained left elbow, but the rookie appears to have emerged from the extended time off healthy again. Expect Kurucs to be back in the starting lineup Thursday.
News: Graham (personal) is not listed on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: Graham was away from the team for last Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers due to personal reasons, but following the All-Star break, he's back with Brooklyn and good to go Thursday.
News: Dudley (hamstring) practiced Wednesday and is available for Thursday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Dudley has been out since Jan. 11 while nursing a strained left hamstring. The veteran will make his return Thursday, however. He's held a solid role with the Nets this season, seeing his most minutes per game (22.0) since 2015-16 and averaging 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
News: Dinwiddie (thumb) is without a firm return timetable, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Dinwiddie underwent surgery roughly three weeks ago to repair ligament damage in his thumb, and while he's returned to on-court work, the Nets are yet to put a timetable on his return. Coach Kenny Atkinson was asked Tuesday if he believes Dinwiddie will be back before next month's 17-day road trip, which begins March 13, and he was non-committal, though he noted that Dinwiddie has been staying in shape and working with his off hand. Lewis subsequently clarified that Dinwiddie could return before mid-March, but Atkinson's comments certainly imply that Dinwiddie will likely miss at least a few more weeks.
News: Coach Kenny Atkinson said the team will evaluate LeVert on Tuesday afternoon, Greg Logan of Newsday reports.
Impact: The hope is that LeVert isn't dealing with any residual effects of the ankle injury that cost him nearly three months, but given that he played in only three games before the break, the Nets will be extra cautious with the prized young guard. LeVert made his return on Feb. 8 against Chicago, playing 15 minutes and finishing with 11 points, four assists and five steals. He followed up with 23 minutes in a loss to Toronto three days later before returning to the starting lineup and seeing 30 minutes in the Nets' final game before the break. In that win over Cleveland, LeVert had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
News: Dudley (hamstring) revealed Sunday via his personal Twitter account that he expects to be available for the Nets' first game out of the All-Star break Thursday in Brooklyn versus the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Dudley will likely practice with the Nets when the team reconvenes this week, after which his availability for Thursday's game should be confirmed. Prior to sustaining the hamstring injury in early January, Dudley had started five straight games at power forward. It's unclear if he'll recapture those duties or even be included in the rotation, as the Nets are now healthier in the frontcourt than they had been at the time Dudley got hurt.
News: Hollis-Jefferson totaled 17 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and a steal over 29 minutes in the Nets' triple overtime win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Impact: Hollis Jefferson had a solid performance in his return to the starting lineup, chipping in 17 points in the win. He's been effective scoring, rebounding and assisting when given starting opportunities, and he may be in line for an extended role moving forward.
News: Allen posted 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 12 rebounds, six blocks and a steal across 42 minutes in the Nets' triple overtime win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Impact: Allen posted a strong double-double in Wednesday's win, but his work on the defensive end of the floor was most impressive. Allen swatted a season-high six shots in the win. Allen has made for a great dart-throw in daily formats given a favorable matchup.
News: Harris totaled 25 points (9-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 48 minutes in the Nets' triple overtime win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Impact: Harris led the Nets in minutes in Wednesday's win and posted his highest point total since Dec. 26. He's been a reliable fantasy producer this season, averaging career highs in points 13.6), rebounds (3.6) and assists (2.6).
News: Russell racked up 36 points (13-30 FG, 5-15 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists and seven rebounds across 43 minutes in the Nets' triple overtime win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: Russell led his team in scoring in Wednesday's win, and he's been on fire recently. Over his previous three games, Russell has averaged 26.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, making him a solid addition to fantasy rosters across most formats.
News: Hollis-Jefferson will start Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Hollis-Jefferson will start for the first time since Jan. 28 against the Celtics. In 20 previous starts overall, he's averaging 10.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists across 26.7 minutes.