June 21, 2024


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Nets finalize Summer League roster

Immediately after an lively working day of no cost agency, the Nets officially announced their 2021 Summer season League roster. There are a couple of surprises to the 14-male roster…

The 14-male roster is designed up of the Nets’ five draft picks from the 2021 NBA Draft — Cam Thomas, Day’Ron Sharpe, Kessler Edwards, Marcus Zegarowski and RaiQuan Gray in addition two roster players, Alize Johnson and Reggie Perry, along with two previous Long Island Nets — Jordan Bowden and Kaiser Gates.

Kevin Durant, who is abroad enjoying with Crew United states of america in the Tokyo Olympics, explained he’ll be watching the Nets draft picks in Summer season League.

“I can’t wait to see what they do in their careers but particularly beginning with Summer time League. Surely will be observing and rooting for them and providing them suggestions as a great deal as I can and just currently being there for them,” Durant claimed Monday.

Other than the players linked with the Nets firm, there were a number of surprises, starting up with two NBA veterans, Brandon Knight and Chris Silva.

Knight, the 29-calendar year-old point guard who very last performed for the Detroit Pistons and is a recent absolutely free agent, is the oldest participant on the roster.

Silva — a 24-calendar year-old indigenous of Gabon who performed higher school ball in New Jersey, last played for the Sacramento Kings — is one particular of the big’s on the roster at 6’8”. Quinndary Weatherspoon — who invested the 2020-21 year on a two-way agreement with the Spurs — tops out the Nets Summertime League backcourt. Weatherspoon, a guard, performed with Perry at Mississippi State in university.

The major shock was who was not on the roster: Nic Claxton. The Nets significant gentleman had been seen as a chance to enjoy in the Summer season League. While it’s not that popular for 3rd-year players to participate in Summer League play, the 22-yr-outdated has played in a merged 47 video games in his two yrs in the league because of to accidents and illness.

Paul Eboua, who performed for the Very long Island Nets last year before returning overseas, was also not stated. It was commonly claimed that he would be taking his talents to Summer months League to perform with the Nets.

Also not stated is Isaia Cordinier, who played with the Nets through the 2019-20 Summertime League. Cordinier, who played for Nanterre 92 of the LNB Professional A League in France very last period, was observed as a probable addition. In an interview with Alex Sturm of NetsDaily, Cordinier had reported it was feasible he’d be in Las Vegas.

David Duke Jr and Brandon Rachal will also perform for Brooklyn. Both of those Duke Jr. and Rachal signed with the Nets as undrafted totally free agents shortly following the draft and spoke to us about the Summer months League possibility Saturday, confirming equally will be in Vegas with the Nets.

Jordan Ott, who has invested the previous five seasons as an assistant with Brooklyn, will coach the Nets in the Summer months League. Ott will reportedly be assisted by Tiago Splitter, who has been a participant enhancement coach with the Nets for two seasons and Jose Neto, the head mentor of Petro de Luanda in the Angolan Basketball League Basketball Africa League and the Brazil Nationwide women’s basketball crew, will also serve as an assistant, in accordance to Brazilian studies.

Here’s the timetable, including who will be televising the video games…

Aug. 9 vs. Memphis — 5:00 PM ET on ESPN2 — Cox Pavillion

Aug. 11 vs. Milwaukee — 4:00 PM ET on ESPN2 — Thomas & Mack Middle

Aug. 12 vs. Washington — 5:00 PM ET on ESPN U — Cox Pavillion

Aug. 15 vs. San Antonio — 6:00 PM ET on NBA Television — Thomas & Mack Middle