Nets 2020 training camp roster outlook: The skinny on every player

The 2020-21 NBA training camp is upon us. Here is a look at the Nets roster to date.

Jarrett Allen

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?

Jordan Bowden

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.

Bruce Brown

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.

Nicolas Claxton

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.

Spencer Dinwiddie

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.

Kevin Durant

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.

Jeff Green

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.

Joe Harris

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.

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Kyrie Irving

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.

Tyler Johnson

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.

DeAndre Jordan

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.

Rodions Kurucs

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.

Caris LeVert

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.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

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.

Elie Okobo

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.

Jeremiah Martin

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.

Reggie Perry

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.

Taurean Prince

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.

Nate Sestina

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.

Landry Shamet

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.

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