Buyout Rumors

The Nets can contribute $675,000 toward Musa’s $1 million buyout, and general manager Sean Marks said it will be settled in time for the season. While Musa said he will play in Las Vegas Summer League, Marks was more noncommittal. “There’s a little bit of decompressing and recovery that needs to take place. We’ll weigh it and see what happens,” said Marks, who praised the confidence and shot-making of Musa and second-rounder Rodions Kurucs. “It’s just their confidence. Both these guys have been playing at a high level for years now. We’ve followed them closely. It’s a thrill to watch how they conduct themselves on the court. They can rise up in big moments. … These guys are both hungry, they’re competitive, they’ve got a certain fire and grit to them and they want to succeed.”