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Brooklyn Nets announce Las Vegas Summer League roster

The Brooklyn Nets have officially announced their roster for the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League, which starts this weekend.  New head coach Kenny Atkinson will run the team, along with his newly assembled coaching staff.

Notable Nets who will take part are Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris McCullough and Sean Kilpatrick.  All three players are expected to be major contributors to the team in the future.  Hollis-Jefferson played in last year’s Summer League, but McCullough did not, as he was recovering from a torn ACL.  If McCullough is the Nets’ power forward of the future, he has a chance to get some necessary reps over the next two weeks.  Big man Henry Sims will play for the Nets as well.  He spent some time on the active roster during this past season.

First round pick Caris LeVert will not play, as he is recovering from a foot injury.  The Nets aren’t able to announce the LeVert/Thaddeus Young swap until July 7., anyway.  Second round selection Isaiah Whitehead is also on the roster.

Aside from Hollis-Jefferson, McCullough, Kilpatrick and Whitehead, nobody else on the Nets’ Summer League squad is guaranteed a roster spot.  With Brooklyn in the midst of a huge rebuild, many players will have a decent shot to impress the coaching staff in Vegas.

The most notable name from the Nets’ roster of undrafted free agents is Yogi Ferrell, a 6’0″ point guard who played four years at the University of Indiana.  He has a shot to stick around is the team’s third PG if he plays well in Las Vegas.  He almost certainly has a training camp invite already locked up.

Brooklyn filled out its roster with undrafted free agents straight out of college: Beau Beech, a 6’9″ forward out of North Florida, Egidijus Mockevicius, a 6’10” big man out of Evansville and Marcus Georges-Hunt, a 6’5″ guard out of Georgia Tech.

They also reached into the International pool and signed two players who spent last season in Germany and China, respectively: 6’6″ forward Aaron Thomas and 6’8″ forward Jerrelle Benimon.  Rounding out the roster of 13 are 6’1″ point guard Josh Magette of the Los Angeles D-Fenders and 6″7″ forward J.J. O’Brien of the Salt Lake City Stars.

Magette lead the D-League in assists and steals last season, and Benimon averaged 25 points per game while playing in China.

The team gathered for three days of practice in Brooklyn on Tuesday before flying out to Vegas for the start of competition.


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Jason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.
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