2018–19 Brooklyn Nets season

The 2018–19 Brooklyn Nets season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), 52nd season overall, and its 7th season playing in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

2018–19 Brooklyn Nets season
Head coachKenny Atkinson
General managerSean Marks
Owner(s)Mikhail Prokhorov[1]
Joseph Tsai[2]
ArenaBarclays Center
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to 76ers 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionYES Network
WPIX
RadioWFAN AM and FM
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On November 12, 2018, late in the first half of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Caris LeVert suffered a subtalar dislocation of the right foot and was scheduled to return later in the season after rehabilitation,[3][4] making his return on February 8, 2019.[5] The December 16 game against the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center was the highest scoring game at the venue in Nets' history, while the 144 points scored by the Nets were the second-most points scored in regulation in franchise history.[6] On March 19, the Nets came back from a 28-point deficit, which also was the biggest comeback in team history, when they defeated the Sacramento Kings 123–121, and also became just the fourth team since the 1954–55 season to overcome a 25-point deficit in the fourth quarter.[7][8]

For the first time in his NBA career D'Angelo Russell was selected to participate in the NBA All-Star Game when he was announced as the replacement for the injured Victor Oladipo in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.[9]

With a 108–96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on April 7, the Nets clinched a playoff spot for the first time since the 2014–15 season.[10][11] On April 10, in a 113–94 win against the Miami Heat, the Nets clinched their first winning season since 2013–14.[12]

In the playoffs, the Nets faced the Philadelphia 76ers in the First Round,[13] and were defeated in five games.[14]

DraftEdit

2018 NBA draft picks
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club
1 29 Džanan Musa SF   Bosnia and Herzegovina Cedevita Zagreb
2 40 Rodions Kurucs SF   Latvia FC Barcelona Lassa

The Nets entered the draft holding one first round pick and two second round picks. It became the last draft year where the effects of their Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade with the Boston Celtics would take effect.[15][16] The first round pick along with the second round pick (40th overall) were acquired on July 13, 2017, in a trade with the Toronto Raptors that sent DeMarre Carroll to the Nets in exchange for Justin Hamilton.[17] The other second round pick (45th overall) was acquired on February 5, 2018, in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks that sent Rashad Vaughn to the Nets in exchange for Tyler Zeller.[18] However, just days before draft night, the Nets agreed to trade the 45th pick (which became Hamidou Diallo), another second round pick, Timofey Mozgov, and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Dwight Howard, although the trade would not be official until July 6, 2018.[19] With the Nets' sole first round pick, Brooklyn selected the Bosnian-born Džanan Musa, a small forward from Croatia's Cedevita Zagreb, while with the second round pick the Nets selected the Latvian-born small forward Rodions Kurucs from Spain's FC Barcelona Lassa.[20]

RosterEdit

2018–19 Brooklyn Nets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 31 Allen, Jarrett 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1998–04–21 Texas
F 9 Carroll, DeMarre 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1986–07–27 Missouri
G/F 33 Crabbe, Allen 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1992–04–09 California
C 17 Davis, Ed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–05 North Carolina
G 8 Dinwiddie, Spencer 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1993–04–06 Colorado
F 6 Dudley, Jared 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1985–07–10 Boston College
F 21 Graham, Treveon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1993–10–28 Virginia Commonwealth
G/F 12 Harris, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1991–09–07 Virginia
F 24 Hollis-Jefferson, Rondae 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 1995–01–03 Arizona
F 00 Kurucs, Rodions 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998–02–05 Latvia
G 22 LeVert, Caris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1994–08–25 Michigan
G/F 30 Musa, Džanan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 208 lb (94 kg) 1999–05–08 Bosnia and Herzegovina
G 13 Napier, Shabazz 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1991–07–14 Connecticut
G/F 10 Pinson, Theo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1995–11–05 North Carolina
G 1 Russell, D'Angelo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1996–02–23 Ohio State
F/C 15 Williams, Alan (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1993–01–28 UC Santa Barbara
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–04–23

StandingsEdit

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was announced on July 9, 2018.[21]

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–2 (Home: 0–1; Road: 2–1)
2018–19 preseason schedule

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on August 10, 2018.[22]

2018–19 game log
Total: 42–40 (Home: 23–18; Road: 19–22)
2018–19 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2019 playoff game log
Total: 1–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 1–2)
2019 playoff schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season statisticsEdit

As of April 10, 2019[23][24][25]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jarrett Allen 80 80 26.2 .590 .133 .709 8.4 1.4 .5 1.5 10.9
DeMarre Carroll 67 8 25.4 .395 .342 .760 5.2 1.3 .5 .1 11.1
Allen Crabbe 43 20 26.3 .367 .378 .732 3.4 1.1 .5 .3 9.6
Mitch Creek 4 0 9.0 .500 .000 .714 2.5 1.3 .3 .0 3.8
Ed Davis 81 1 17.9 .616 .000 .617 8.6 .8 .4 .4 5.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 68 4 28.1 .442 .335 .806 2.4 4.6 .6 .3 16.8
Jared Dudley 59 25 20.7 .423 .351 .696 2.6 1.4 .6 .3 4.9
Kenneth Faried 12 0 9.8 .595 .200 .625 3.7 .2 .2 .3 5.1
Treveon Graham 35 21 20.4 .335 .297 .818 3.1 1.0 .4 .2 5.3
Joe Harris 76 76 30.2 .500 .474 .827 3.8 2.4 .5 .2 13.7
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 59 21 20.9 .411 .184 .645 5.3 1.6 .7 .5 8.9
Rodions Kurucs 63 46 20.5 .450 .315 .783 3.9 .8 .7 .4 8.9
Caris LeVert 40 25 26.6 .429 .312 .691 3.8 3.9 1.1 .4 13.7
Tahjere McCall 1 0 8.0 .667 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 4.0
Džanan Musa 9 0 4.3 .409 .100 .000 .6 .2 .2 .0 2.1
Shabazz Napier 56 2 17.6 .389 .333 .833 1.8 2.6 .7 .3 9.4
Theo Pinson 18 0 11.7 .342 .261 .864 2.0 1.2 .3 .0 4.5
D'Angelo Russell 81 81 30.2 .434 .369 .780 3.9 7.0 1.2 .2 21.1
Alan Williams 5 0 5.2 .615 .000 .500 3.8 .6 .2 .0 3.6

Playoff statisticsEdit

As of April 23, 2019[26][27][28]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jarrett Allen 5 5 22.0 .594 .850 6.8 2.2 .6 .6 11.0
DeMarre Carroll 5 3 23.8 .237 .292 1.000 4.0 .4 .8 .0 6.6
Ed Davis 3 0 13.7 .700 1.000 6.3 .7 .0 .3 5.3
Spencer Dinwiddie 5 0 26.2 .435 .375 .714 2.6 1.6 .4 .0 14.6
Jared Dudley 4 2 20.5 .273 .222 1.000 .5 2.8 .8 .3 3.0
Treveon Graham 5 0 15.8 .200 .000 .500 2.2 .6 .4 .2 1.4
Joe Harris 5 5 29.8 .372 .190 1.000 4.2 .6 .6 .0 8.8
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 4 0 15.5 .485 1.000 .800 3.0 1.5 .3 1.3 13.3
Rodions Kurucs 4 3 17.0 .400 .250 .778 5.0 .8 .5 .0 6.3
Caris LeVert 5 2 28.8 .493 .462 .724 4.6 3.0 1.0 .4 21.0
Džanan Musa 2 0 7.5 .667 .000 .0 .0 1.0 .0 2.0
Shabazz Napier 3 0 9.3 .636 .600 .875 2.3 3.7 .3 .0 8.0
Theo Pinson 3 0 7.3 .375 .429 1.0 1.0 .7 .0 3.0
D'Angelo Russell 5 5 29.6 .363 .324 .846 3.6 3.6 1.4 .2 19.4

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 6, 2018[29] To Brooklyn Nets
Dwight Howard
To Charlotte Hornets
Timofey Mozgov
Draft rights to Hamidou Diallo
2021 second round pick
Cash considerations
July 13, 2018[30] To Brooklyn Nets
2020 protected second round pick
Draft rights to Isaia Cordinier
To Atlanta Hawks
Jeremy Lin
2025 second round pick
Right to swap 2023 second round pick
July 13, 2018[31] To Brooklyn Nets
Kenneth Faried
Darrell Arthur
2019 first round pick
2020 second round pick
To Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Whitehead
July 20, 2018[32] To Brooklyn Nets
Jared Dudley
2021 protected second round pick
To Phoenix Suns
Darrell Arthur
February 7, 2019[33] To Brooklyn Nets
Greg Monroe
2021 second round pick
To Toronto Raptors
Cash considerations

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