Dzanan Musa Rumors

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Dzanan Musa
Dzanan Musa
Position: F
Born: 05/08/99
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $1,911,600
Speaking to reporters in a Zoom conference call on Monday, Musa was asked for his view of the Black Lives Matter movement that was sparked by the police killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis. “It’s just terrible from my perspective,” Musa said. “First of all, I’m not from America, and to see that brutality happen, it hurts my heart a lot. I’m with Black Lives Matter all day. I think I’m going to change [the name] on my jersey to ‘Equality and Peace.’ It will be some kind of message.”
Musa hails from a part of the world that once was torn by war between different ethnic groups. Yet, Musa, who identifies as Croatian, said he never has witnessed the sort of police brutality in his country that he has seen in America. “Never, never,” Musa said. “Especially in Croatia, I was playing, and every season, we had five or six American [Black players]. We respected them more than we respected each other because we didn’t want them to feel different from us. It’s just sad.”
During the NBA stoppage, the Nets have shared their feelings about social issues on group telephone and video chats. “I learned a lot, especially from Garrett Temple and Joe Harris, who were talking a lot about the situation and how it was before,” Musa said. “I’ve been here for two years, and I don’t know what the States were like before. They were kind of navigating me through the situation, and I’m just terrified. My heart hurts when I hear those things. It’s really crazy.”
Chris Milholen: The medical supplies purchased by Dzanan Musa have been delivered to Cantonal Hospital in his hometown of Bihac, Bosnia. “We have patients that desperatly need these machines and Dzanan is so happy he can help save lives in this tough moments,” Dzennis Musa said.

Storyline: Coronavirus
That’s Dzanan Musa. The youngest player on the Nets’ roster is 13 hours away from his native country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Well, 13 hours away if he could fly home, which he clearly can’t with COVID-19 running rampant. He, along with fellow European players Rodions Kurucs and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, are stuck stateside for the foreseeable future. “I had a conversation with the three of those guys [Tuesday] night together. They are coping, and their families are coping with this. But that’s really difficult,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said. “Their families are completely separated. They’re not in the same time zone, they’re in completely different countries, and obviously there is a travel ban in place. So, these guys cannot go home.
“My hometown of Bihac is desperate to get things right now,” he told NetsDaily, noting delivery could take two weeks or longer. “The equipment was ordered according to the instructions of the management of the Cantonal Hospital in Bihac. The equipment is currently in high demand and almost impossible to find but we were lucky enough to reach a supplier through a friend. I would appeal to anyone but who is able to get involved in helping.”
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa. Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. The Texas native was named a MTN DEW ICE Rising Star and participated in the Rising Stars game for Team USA during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Allen started five games for the Nets, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.0 minutes versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The 21-year-old, who was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has appeared in 152 career games (111 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.4 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per contest.
Kenny Atkinson told reporters he liked what he saw and considering Musa is so young —the seventh youngest player in the NBA this season— any contribution would be a big deal. “He definitely showed some pick-and-roll ability today,” Atkinson said of Musa, who he later compared to Mike Dunleavy. “I’m not ready to put him at the starting point guard, but I think he could eventually be a secondary or third ball-handler.”
“I was on the phone with Sean and Kenny (Atkinson). They said, ‘We’re happy to have you here.’ But it was all like a dream that night,” Musa said with a laugh. “I was so tired and so emotionally exhausted and when I came into the hotel, I just fell asleep. I didn’t celebrate. I didn’t do anything. I just wanted to sleep.” Asked if he ever spoke to Marks and the Nets regarding why the team waited so long to contact Musa, he smiled and responded: “Nah, I didn’t, but I actually am going to talk with them when I see him.”
The Nets didn’t have the results of Dzanan Musa’s MRI exam, but they were confident the first-round pick had avoided any catastrophic injury and will be ready for training camp. Considering earlier reports, it’s beyond best-case scenario. … The Musa scare came after forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson suffered a left adductor strain playing in Jeremy Lin’s charity game in Shenzhen, China, last month — but both are expected to be ready for training camp, which opens next Tuesday. “Dzanan is currently getting an MRI. It’s to be determined. It’s not as serious as was posted out there, thankfully. All is well there,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said. “Both will be cleared and integrated into training camp.”