The 2020-21 NBA training camp is upon us. Here is a look at the Nets roster to date.
C, Age: 22, 6’11”, 243 pounds
A great pick-and-roll man and rim protector, Allen was a revelation in the bubble when DeAndre Jordan didn’t take part. Can Allen build on it — if he isn’t traded away in pursuit of a third star?
G, Age: 23, 6’5″, 193 pounds
Handed an Exhibit 10 deal after a four-year career at Tennessee, his modest 13.7 ppg and four rpg as a Vols senior belie impressive physical gifts.
G, Age: 24, 6’4″, 202 pounds
He’s given some of the league’s top scorers fits in his first two years with Detroit. Now the Nets’ only elite perimeter defender, they’ll need him on that end of the floor.
F-C, Age: 21, 6’11”, 220 pounds
Got limited minutes as a rookie and this season is behind Allen, Jordan and Durant. But he’s a near 7-footer who can dribble; he just has to bulk up and hone his jumper to make an impact.
G, Age: 27, 6’6″, 215 pounds
A Sixth Man of the Year candidate, if he’s around. Able to opt out after the season — he’s found his name in trade rumors, not just for James Harden but to teams such as the Clippers and Magic.
F, Age: 32, 6’10”, 240 pounds
Back from a ruptured Achilles suffered in June 2019, Durant will play his first game in a year-and-a-half. The Nets’ championship hopes ride on arguably the NBA’s most gifted scorer.
F, Age: 34, 6’8″, 235 pounds
A more cost-effective alternative to Serge Ibaka, Green had his best offensive season last year as a small-ball stretch 5 in Houston under now-Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni.
SG-SF, Age: 29, 6’6″, 220 pounds
Second in the league in open 3s (53.9 pct.), he’ll get even more playing with Durant and Kyrie Irving. His new four-year, $72 million deal wasn’t cheap, but was money well-spent.
PG, Age: 28, 6’3″, 195 pounds
With his season cut short to just 20 games (shoulder surgery) last season, the Nets’ title dreams could hinge on keeping the mercurial and oft-injured Irving healthy and focused.
SG, Age: 28, 6’4″, 190 pounds
His 13.8 ppg on 39.8 pct. from deep in the playoffs show what he can do on offense, but his minus-73 shows what he still needs to fix on defense. But on a minimum deal, he’s a bargain.
C, Age: 32, 6’11”, 265 pounds
Briefly seized the starting center job before the shutdown. Not as mobile as Allen (or as he himself used to be), Jordan still gives a physical presence and elite rebounding.
PF, Age: 22, 6’9″, 228 pounds
He’s packed on muscle; now he needs consistency. His ongoing legal issues impacted his headspace last season, but there’s a chance to seize minutes as Durant’s backup.
SG-SF, Age: 26, 6’7″, 205 pounds
Was outstanding in the seeding games and even better in the playoffs (20.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 6 rpg). Could be on the verge of a breakout — and would be wanted in any potential James Harden deal.
SG-SF, Age: 25, 6’7″, 22 pounds
Following in the footsteps of Harris and Dinwiddie, TLC could be the Nets’ latest development success story. After averaging 16 ppg in the playoffs, his $1.6 million salary looks like a steal.
G, Age: 23, 6’3″, 190 pounds
The Nets liked the lefty point guard in the draft two years ago, and handed the 23-year-old their last camp spot Monday after he was waived by Phoenix.
G, Age: 24, 6’3″, 185 pounds
Occupies one of the two two-way spots. The Nets are deep on guards, but Martin showed defensive acumen in the bubble — and some offensive potential.
PF, Age: 20, 6’9″, 250 pounds
Co-SEC Player of the Year fell to the Nets at No. 57 in the draft. He averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 boards last season and adds physicality, but must learn NBA defense.
SF, Age: 26, 6’8″, 220 pounds
His 37.6 pct. shooting and 0.6 Win Shares were both career-worsts. But Prince and Kurucs are the only Nets (other than Durant) who can guard both forward spots.
PF, Age: 23, 6’9″, 230 pounds
After four years at Bucknell and a grad season coming off Kentucky’s bench, the Nets handed the stretch 4 an Exhibit 10 deal — essentially an invitation to camp.
G, Age: 23, 6’4″, 190 pounds
Still just 23 but he brings playoff experience (19 games) and a sweet 3-point stroke (career 40.2 pct., top 15 among active players) to Brooklyn’s bench.