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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
43-12 8-2 W6
33-22 5-5 L4
32-22 3-7 L1
21-33 4-6 L2
19-36 3-7 L3

Top Nets News

  • Nets' Trendon Watford: Leading scorer off bench Wednesday

    Watford closed Wednesday's 136-86 loss to the Celtics with 15 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds and one assist over 26 minutes.

    Watford saw extended playing for the second time in three games as the Nets saw themselves down by as many as 56 points in Wednesday's loss. He and Mikal Bridges were the only two Brooklyn players to score in double digits. Watford is averaging 6.0 points across 12.1 minutes per game this season and doesn't figure to get more playing time following the All-Star break.

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  • Nets' Dennis Schroder: Limited impact in start vs. Boston

    Schroder had four points (2-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 136-86 loss to Boston.

    Schroder entered the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest with Ben Simmons (knee) sidelined for the second game of a back-to-back. Schroder wasn't able to get much going on the offensive side of the floor, but the same could be said for the team as a whole as Nets shot 38.3 percent from the field. Schroder's playing time following the All-Star break will largely depend on the availability of Simmons, and the former figures to oscillate between the starting lineup and bench for the rest of the regular season.

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  • Nets' Cam Thomas: Regresses in loss Wednesday

    Thomas finished Wednesday's 136-86 loss to Boston with five points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, two assists and one steal over 25 minutes.

    After scoring 26 points on 10-for-20 shooting Tuesday against the Celtics, Thomas came back down to earth Wednesday when he missed eight of his nine shot attempts. The third-year guard out of LSU is averaging a career-best 21.2 points per game this season, but his scoring efficiency continues to be of high variance.

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  • Nets' Cameron Johnson: Limited impact in return

    Johnson (adductor) tallied four points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 18 minutes in Wednesday's 136-86 loss to the Celtics.

    Johnson made his return from a four-game absence due to adductor tightness, but based on how he performed Wednesday, the Nets may have in hindsight preferred to have held him out. In fairness, Johnson didn't get much support from his teammates Wednesday, as the Celtics ran the Nets out of the gym early and built a 36-point halftime lead. Fantasy managers shouldn't get too discouraged by Johnson's modest minutes total either, as it likely isn't an accurate representation of what he'll receive in a competitive game moving forward. No Nets player logged more than 26 minutes in the blowout loss, and all 14 active players saw at least eight minutes. With the All-Star break on the horizon, Johnson and the Nets will have plenty of time to regroup before the team returns to action Feb. 22 versus Toronto.

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  • Nets' Dennis Schroder: Making first start with new club

    Schroder will start at point guard in Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    In just his third game with Brooklyn, Schroder will enter the starting lineup, replacing Ben Simmons (knee). In his two appearances since being dealt to the Nets, Schroder is averaging 12.0 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Day'Ron Sharpe: Strong per-minute producer in return

    Sharpe (knee) tallied six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist across nine minutes in Tuesday's 118-110 loss to the Celtics.

    In his return from a 15-game absence due to a hyperextended left knee, Sharpe was a plus-3 during his time on the court and produced quality numbers, but he may not have a pathway to consistently see 15-plus minutes off the bench while the Nets have all of their key frontcourt options available. However, Sharpe is off the injury report for Wednesday's rematch with Boston and could face less of a challenge for the backup minutes behind starting center Nic Claxton, as Ben Simmons (knee) is resting for the second leg of a back-to-back set.

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  • Nets' Cameron Johnson: Good to go Wednesday

    Johnson (thigh) is available to play in Wednesday's game against Boston.

    Johnson has missed the past four games for Brooklyn, but it's a good sign if the Nets are allowing him to play right before the All-Star break. However, the Nets will play it cautious, as Johnson will be on a minute restriction and come off the bench Wednesday evening, per Meghan Triplett of YES Network.

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  • Nets' Lonnie Walker: Scores 15 points in 17 minutes

    Walker racked up 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 17 minutes during Tuesday's 118-110 loss to the Celtics.

    Walker scored double-digit points for the first time in over a week, popping for 15 in 17 minutes. While this was an encouraging performance, it should not send managers running to the waiver wire. Outside of pockets of streaming value, Walker is not someone who needs to be added in standard leagues.

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  • Nets' Nic Claxton: Modest performance in loss

    Claxton totaled 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks over 28 minutes during Tuesday's 118-110 loss to the Celtics.

    Claxton wasn't terrible in the loss but failed to reach any great heights. While he did come within two rebounds of a double-double, managers certainly would have expected more in this one. With that said, he has been fantastic this season and deserves a pass given the nature of the opposition.

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  • Nets' Dennis Smith: Drops dud Tuesday

    Smith notched zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound and two assists over 15 minutes during Tuesday's 118-110 loss to Boston.

    Smith did his best magician impression Tuesday, delivering a flawless vanishing act. For anyone who streamed him in on a low-volume night, you were rewarded with a hat full of nothing. Despite the loss of Spencer Dinwiddie, the Nets now have a relatively healthy Ben Simmons and newly-acquired Dennis Schroder to soak up the majority of the backcourt minutes. Smith can be viewed as a streaming option for both assists and steals but as we saw here, his floor is dangerously low.

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  • Nets' Ben Simmons: Won't play Wednesday

    Simmons won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Celtics due to left knee injury management, Evan Barnes of Newsday reports.

    Simmons hasn't suffered any injury but will sit out the second leg of Brooklyn's back-to-back against Boston. In Tuesday's 118-110 loss, Simmons played 24 minutes -- his most since Nov. 6 -- and finished with five points (1-5 FG, 3-6 FT), eight assists and six rebounds. Dennis Schroder is likely to replace Simmons as the Nets' starting point guard Wednesday, while centers Nic Claxton and Day'Ron Sharpe and reserve guard Dennis Smith could have higher minutes floors since Brooklyn won't have to keep as many floor spacers on the court to compensate for Simmons' lack of perimeter shooting.

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  • Nets' Cameron Johnson: Likely to play Wednesday

    Johnson (adductor) remains out for Tuesday's game against the Celtics, but head coach Jacque Vaughn said that the forward is on track to play in Wednesday's rematch with the Celtics, Erik Slater of ClutchPoints.com reports.

    Johnson will be sidelined for a fourth straight contest Tuesday, but barring a setback in pregame warmups Wednesday, he should be able to give the Nets some minutes in their final contest before the All-Star break. Though Johnson had been starting prior to suffering the adductor injury, it's unclear if he would take back his spot on the top unit from Dorian Finney-Smith if available Wednesday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 113.4
(21st)
115.6
(16th)

Injuries

Player Injury
B. Simmons PG Ben Simmons PG Knee
D. Whitehead SG Dariq Whitehead SG Lower Leg

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