The Nets announced their roster for the Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando, Fla., next week, and it includes the three guys they want to see force their way into the rotation next season.
Those three are Antoine Wright, the first-round pick from the 2005 draft, and last week's draftees, Marcus Williams and Josh Boone.
The Nets' second-round pick, Arizona wing Hassan Adams, cannot play because of a stress fracture in his left foot. Others on the roster include former Nets forward Tamar Slay and noted widebody Eric Williams, who had a rock-solid four-year career at Wake Forest.
Assistant coach Tom Barrise will coach the team, which will play five games from July 10-14 at the RDV Sportsplex.
Nothing happened on the free-agent front yesterday, which is how it's likely to be until late summer. The Nets' short list of desirables includes Rasual Butler and Greg Buckner, and a few big men of the affordable variety such as Melvin Ely. No point guards are believed to be on the list, and according to various player agents, Trevor Ariza, Matt Harpring and Drew Gooden are not being targeted by the Nets.
- Dave D'Alessandro