— Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) June 29, 2015
The Nets have officially announced the 19-man roster and schedule for their stints in the Orlando and Vegas summer leagues. Joining second-year players Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson, and rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are a variety of players, ranging from NCAA Champion to undrafted-but-probably-should’ve-been-drafted and everything in between. Kansas’ Cliff Alexander highlights the roster after he went from a pre-season lock for the lottery to a late-first rounder to not being selected at all. Currently, the Nets have no centers on their roster and even if they’re able to retain Brook Lopez, they’ll need some backup.
Austin Hollins, Lionel’s son, will join the squad for the summer after playing a year for Denain in France’s second division. Hollins has a reputation as a defensive stopper and should have a decent shot at a training camp invite. Additionally, there’s UConn’s Ryan Boatright, who helped lead the Huskies win a national championship in 2014, and Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser, who came up just short against Duke in this year’s finals. Brooklyn’s new International Man of Mystery, Juan Pablo Vaulet, who the Nets snagged for a couple second rounders in the draft, will also feature on the squad — however, it still seems unlikely that he’ll join the team for the regular season.
And, finally, they’ll get another taste of Earl Clark, the Nets’ free agent signing from March as Thaddeus Young insurance. Clark never really found a foothold in the Nets’ rotation, but will look to re-impress the franchise during the summer.
As for the schedule, the Nets will participate in both Orlando and Vegas for the first time. Orlando will kick off on July 4th as Brooklyn takes on Memphis. From there on out, it’ll be a whirlwind of games from the fourth to the twentieth, with the potential for extra games if they move on in the Vegas Tournament. Recently, the Nets haven’t faired particularly well during Summer League, but has showcased rookies like Mason Plumlee, Toko Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor in the past. Below, you can find the full, official schedule for the Nets this summer — or; one more week until Brooklyn basketball is back!
2015 Nets Summer League Schedule – Orlando, FL
Saturday, 7/4 vs. Memphis – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7/5 vs. Miami – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 7/6 No game scheduled
Tuesday, 7/7 vs. Charlotte – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7/8 No game scheduled
Thursday, 7/9 vs. Orlando White – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 7/10 Championship Day (Game TBD)
2015 Nets Summer League Schedule – Las Vegas, NV (all times EDT)
Friday, 7/10 No game scheduled
Saturday, 7/11 vs. Cleveland – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 7/12 No game scheduled
Monday, 7/13 vs. New Orleans – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/14 vs. Chicago – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7/15 – Sunday 7/20 Championship Tournament