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Tom Lorenzo: Here is the #Nets 19-man Summer League roster: Darius Adams, Cliff Alexander, Khem Birch, Ryan Boatright, Markel Brown, Earl Clark, Deshawn Delaney, Josh Gasser, Steven Gray, Austin Hollins, Rondae Hollins-Jefferson, Cory Jefferson, Akil Mitchell, JayVaughn Pinkston, Juvonte Reddic, Jonathon Simmons, Xavier Thames, Juan Pablo Vaulet, Ben Vozzola.
In a letter obtained by The Post, King and Yormark wrote they visited owner Mikhail Prokhorov two weeks ago in Moscow to “discuss the state of the team.’’ King and Yormark stated the Nets have plans to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young “to keep our core leadership together.” They stated they wanted to “build on our emerging young core,” mentioning Mason Plumlee, Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev. They mentioned their two draft picks — Nos. 29 and 41 — and a desire in “purchasing’’ another pick.
Nets Daily: Each team has its own mock draft suited to its needs, whether by position or emphasis on character traits or other biases. In the past and presumably this year #Nets put emphasis on maturity, (seniors/juniors) and big programs. Told last year they had Markel Brown at 22, Xavier Thames at 31, Cory Jefferson at 36. They went 44, 59 and 60. Cost Nets $1.9m.
Here’s some selected quotes from the 17-minute interview. Lionel Hollins on Deron Williams improvement… “I think the trade for Thaddeus young gives us a little more versatility, a little more quickness and putting Markel Brown in the starting lineup has contributed to us playing at a different pace, especially early. And Deron is a good high-pace player. He likes to push the ball, he likes to probe, to explore early. I think with the added quickness around him, he’s been able to do that and we’ve been able to be effective with that. But everything comes with health and Deron has had his turn with nagging injuries this year as well as last couple of year.
Lionel Hollins on what he saw in Markel Brown and when he saw it… “He brought a certain quickness and athleticism that we didnt have on the team, so you noticed it at practice, but consistency is something young players have to develop and he and Cory Jefferson are probably our two most athletic kids on the court. Just before we got to the point (where he started), Markel was really, really consistent every day at practice. Every time I watched him, he was showing something that said, ‘I need a chance.’