The Rest of the Roster
Aside from Brook Lopez and Lin, the remainder of the Nets roster is filled with prospects who have potential to develop into key pieces. Chris McCullough, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, Bojan Bogdanovic, Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris, Isaiah Whitehead, Justin Hamilton, and even Anthony Bennett are all 27 years old or younger.
After an impressive run with the Croatian National Team, Bogdanovic is a player the Nets will lean on a lot in the upcoming year. If he can score at a similar rate that he did in the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Nets could possibly look into dealing him in hopes of obtaining draft picks. Bogdanovic’s timeline doesn’t really merge with the remainder of the roster.
McCullough, Hollis-Jefferson, and their 2016 first-round draft pick LeVert are the latest trio of youngsters given the opportunity to grow together as a core. With the league moving to more position-less basketball, having three versatile players six-foot-seven and above isn’t a bad way to start shaping together a roster.
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