Dzanan Musa was the 29th overall pick in June’s NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets, a 19-year-old, 6-foot-9 guard with 3 years of pro experience under his belt.
In early July, Musa signed his rookie contract, which is a four-year deal that totaled out at $9.15 million. Now, the 6-foot-9 wing knows that it is time to get to work and get ready for the season.
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The outlook for this season is simple for Musa, the Nets found value in him. He already has experience at a professional level and at the 29th pick the chances of finding a star are slim.
With Musa, he can only get better from here, and being coached by Kenny Atkinson will allow him to adjust to a new coaching staff dedicated to improving his game.
Because he already has professional experience overseas, Musa immediately brings a good amount of value and an immediate presence on the offensive side of the floor. Lastly, all Musa needs to fit into Kenny Atkinson’s system are the ability to score and a high basketball IQ.
The good news, and the reason Musa was a solid pick, is that he possesses these two things. He has played at a high level from his mid-teenage years, which has honed his basketball IQ , especially as an offensive threat from the wing.
Besides this, Musa’s biggest asset is his natural ability as a scorer. He has always been looked upon as a scorer and the Nets are working to improve his ability to make plays at the highest level.
Dzanan Musa has an interesting outlook for this season, because we could see him on the floor early, or we might have to wait for him to develop over time to become NBA ready.
In the end, Dzanan Musa has nowhere to go, but up and Nets fans are more than excited to see the rookie lace up and take the court in the black and white.