Brooklyn Nets: Catching up with former Nets around pro basketball

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Cory Jefferson, Guangzhou Long-Lions

Departed Brooklyn: Waived, July 13, 2015

Cory Jefferson was waived by the Brooklyn Nets on July 13, 2015, after one season with the club.

He signed with the Phoenix Suns in August 2015 before being waived in January 2016 before the deadline for contracts to become guaranteed. He returned to the Suns on a 10-day contract later in the same month.

Since then, he got camp trials with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and with the Philadelphia 76ers in October.

In between, Jefferson has played in the NBA G League, the Philippines and Italy.  This season, he was allocated to the Delaware Blue Coats in the G League before leaving on Jan. 14 to sign with the Guangzhou Long-Lions in China.

Per RealGM, the 28-year-old has played in eight games for Guangzhou, averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per game, shooting 47.1 percent overall and 48.7 percent on 4.9 3-point attempts per game. He had played in 22 games with Delaware before heading to China.

He was acquired by the Nets on draft night in June 2014 after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs out of Baylor University with the 60th overall pick, with cash going to the Spurs in the deal.

Jefferson played in 50 games in Brooklyn, starting one, and averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 10.6 minutes a game, shooting 44.9 percent overall and going 2-for-15 from deep.

Jerome Jordan, MoraBanc Andorra

Departed Brooklyn: Unrestricted free agent, July 1, 2015

Jerome Jordan left the Brooklyn Nets as an unrestricted free agent after a single season with the club and signed with the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 11, 2015.

Waived five days later, Jordan played part of a season in China before finishing in Spain, where he has played since February 2016.

He signed with MoraBanc Andorra on Jan. 2 after starting this season with Cafes Candelas Breogan.

In 23 games total this season in the Spanish ACB and the Eurocup, the 32-year-old has averaged 8.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game, shooting 55.8 percent overall and going 0-for-1 from 3-point range, per RealGM.

Jordan signed with the Nets on Sept. 11, 2014, after playing the previous season in Italy. He had been let go by the Memphis Grizzlies after the preseason in October 2012.

He played in 44 games with Brooklyn, averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game, shooting 53.2 percent.

Darius Morris, Santa Cruz Warriors

Departed Brooklyn: Waived, June 29, 2015

The Brooklyn Nets waived Darius Morris before the end of the 2014-15 league year.

After sitting out much of the season, Morris resurfaced in the NBA G League in March 2016 and played there until going to China in January 2018. Waived six weeks later, he returned to the G League.

Morris got a camp look this season, signing with the New Orleans Pelicans on Sept. 4, but was waived on Oct. 12 and returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers before being traded to the Santa Cruz Warriors on Oct. 20.

The 28-year-old has played in 21 games, starting 14, this season and has averaged 14.5 points, 6.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game while shooting 37.8 percent overall and 30.4 percent on 4.9 3-point attempts per game.

Morris signed a multiyear deal with the Nets on Dec. 11, 2014, having been with Rio Grande Valley after being waived by the Portland Trail Blazers in October 2014.

In one season with Brooklyn, he averaged 2.2 points in 7.9 minutes per game over 38 appearances, shooting 34.0 percent overall and 21.2 percent on 0.9 deep try a game.

Mason Plumlee, Denver Nuggets

Departed Brooklyn: Traded to Portland Trail Blazers, June 25, 2015

Mason Plumlee was dealt on draft night in June 2015 with the rights to second-round pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Steve Blake and the rights to 23rd overall pick Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Plumlee was later traded to the Denver Nuggets in February 2017 and re-signed with Denver on a three-year, $41 million deal in September 2017.

The 28-year-old has made 57 appearances and 16 starts for the Nuggets this season, averaging 8.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 20.6 minutes per game, shooting 61.7 percent overall and 1-for-6 from 3-point range.

The Nets selected Plumlee with the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft from Duke University.

In two seasons in Brooklyn, he played in 152 games and made 67 starts, averaging 8.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game, shooting 60.6 percent overall and going 0-for-6 from deep.

Brandon Davies, Zalgiris Kaunas

Departed Brooklyn: Waived, Jan. 6, 2015

Brandon Davies hasn’t been back on the NBA radar since being waived by the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 6, 2015.

He finished that season in France and played a year in Italy before returning to France for another season.

On June 24, 2017, Davies signed with Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania and is in his second season there.

The 27-year-old has played in 41 games, starting 36, this season in Lithuania’s LKL and in Euroleague play, averaging 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game, per RealGM. He’s shooting 57.6 percent overall and hasn’t attempted a 3.

Davies came to the Nets on Dec. 10, 2014, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2018 second-round pick from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Andrei Kirilenko, Jorge Gutierrez and second-round selections in 2018 and 2020.

He made only seven appearances for Brooklyn, averaging 2.3 points in 6.3 minutes per game, shooting 6-for-18 overall and going 1-for-4 from deep.