The Brooklyn Nets have unsurprisingly exercised their team options for both Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough for the 2017-2018 season, the team announced. Both are currently in their second year with the franchise following serious injuries that limited them in their rookie seasons.
Under the player development wisdom of new head coach Kenny Atkinson, the Nets will hope to mold some complete athletes out of the raw duo heading into another offseason in which they must swap picks with the Boston Celtics. While Hollis-Jefferson is already one of the Nets’ best defenders, his less-than-stellar jumper has led to a slow start and McCullough just played 3 minutes against the Celtics in the season opener.
With Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert, the Nets are slowly fostering the next era of this rebuilding franchise — let’s hope they pan out.