Report: Cliff Alexander to play summer league with Nets, may stay with team long term


Earlier this morning, Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo reported that Cliff Alexander had signed a contract with the Nets and would participate in summer league with the team. For now, there isn’t a ton of information to be had about particular details, money or years (if there are any yet), but he will, at the very least, compete for a spot this summer.

Alexander was touted as an incredibly high prospect coming into college at Kansas University, but ran into trouble during the season and dropped from the lottery to a projected late first rounder. However, in the end, nobody took a chance on the former top recruit and Alexander went undrafted. After dealing Mason Plumlee to Portland, the Nets could seriously use a backup center — or a center at all, if Brook Lopez leaves town.

The New York Post’s Tim Bontemps added that Alexander will play for the Nets in both the Orlando and Vegas summer leagues, which is rather uncommon for an undrafted player.

This is most certainly a low risk, high reward sitution and if anybody can sort him out attitude-wise, there’s a good chance that Lionel Hollins is the perfect man for the job. We’ll update once more details emerge, but, for now, Alexander has confirmed his roster spot for the summer on Twitter by retweeting the news.