The Nets have invited three undrafted rookies, LSU center Chris Johnson, Texas sharpshooter A.J. Abrams, and UConn power forward Jeff Adrien, along with Jason Ellis, a D-League power forward, to play for the combined Sixer-Nets summer league team. They'll join Chris Douglas-Roberts and Terrence Williams, the Nets' first round pick. Brook Lopez, already invited to the Team USA mini-camp at month's end, travel to Orlando but the Nets are still uncertain he'll participate. (He will no doubt go Disney World.) The Sixers chose a more experienced group with only one undrafted rookie, Temple swingman Dionte Christmas. Christmas joins small forward Rob Kurz who played for Golden State last season, point guard Blake Ahearn who played brief for San Antonio, shooting guard Gary Forbes of the NBDL’s Tulsa 66ers, and power forward Marcus Slaughter of France’s STB LeHavre. In addition, the roster will feature Sixers’ first-round pick Jrue Holiday and second-year big man Marreese Speights as well as the Nets' first round pick.
Johnson, an athletic 6'11" shot blocker from LSU; Abrams, a foot shorter with a quick trigger, and Adrien, an undersized power forward at 6'7", were all seen as possible second rounders at various points in the season, but didn't make the final cut.
Camp begins in Orlando on Friday. Games begin Monday. In addition to the combined Sixer-Nets team, the Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics will have full teams. The Sixer-Nets open against the Pacers entry at 3 p.m. July 6. Here's the link to the schedule. No word on webcasting.
Two former Nets will be playing for the Magic entry: Ryan Anderson and Maurice Ager.