The Brooklyn Nets Summer League run was not a winning one. Although the Nets did not pick up a single win, the main goal was accomplished; to see what players are ready to take on the next level.
The Brooklyn Nets went winless in their Summer League campaign, but a good amount of young talent was displayed. There were a handful of players the Nets and their fans knew of and what they can bring to the court such as Milton Doyle and Jarrett Allen.
On the other hand, there were standout players who played great, proving they deserve a training camp spot. Let’s grade each player on the Nets Summer League roster and examine what their future holds.
Jordan McLaughlin had a good run with the USC Trojans. He did not leave college early for the NBA and spent all four years with the Trojans. McLaughlin went undrafted last month.
The Brooklyn Nets signed McLaughlin to their 2018 Summer League roster and he played well. He showed he can compete and play.
On the offensive end, he showed he can not only score, but pass the ball very well. He is a decent shooter from behind the arc, but his strong suit is his mid-range game. The former Trojan can drive to the basket and shoot off the dribble.
He is not consistent from the free throw line, shooting only 5-of-9 from the line. Now, he did not get many opportunities from the line so we can not judge that area strongly. One area he did struggle on was his decision making.
McLaughlin averaged 3.0 turnovers a game, which is not good for a Summer League stat.
On the defensive end, he is a good defender. He plays with good intensity and always has his eyes on his target. He had four steals in five games and was one of Brooklyn’s bright standouts on that end of the floor.
Overall, he has a good run in the Summer League. He still needs development on both ends of the floor and is not ready for the NBA level. Despite not being ready, he should be in the conversation for a training camp invite.