The Nets are still putting together their summer league roster, but the two biggest names appear to a two-time ex-Net and the MVP of the French League Final. The real star of summer league in Orlando of course will be Jason Kidd, who will be coaching his first game ever next weekend.
Damion James has had two previous stints with the Nets. After two injury-scarred seasons, in which he played only 32 games, the Nets failed to renew his contract. Last season, the 6'7" James was signed to a 10-day contract, but wasn't renewed again. He played 28 seconds. James was a D-League All-Star with the Bakersfield Jam. He's now 25.
David Lighty played with Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. at Ohio State, but wasn't drafted in 2011. A 6'6" shooting guard, Lighty played in Italy and France the last two years. In June, he led the 8th seed, NSF Nanterre, to the French League (LNB) championship, winning the MVP. He shot 42.5 percent from deep and has a reputation as a solid defender.
The Nets will also have last year's two rookies, Tyshawn Taylor and Tornike Shengelia, and this year's first round pick, Duke seven-footer Mason Plumlee. The roster should be finalized next week.