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Robbins: Donte Greene, D.J. Kennedy and DeAndre Liggins among Nets workout invites


Next week the Brooklyn Nets will hold a four-day mini-camp to take a closer look at some free agents. A few early notable names have been Lance Thomas, who played for the Nets Summer League team in 2010, and Jack Cooley, who had a nice Summer League in 2013 with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Now, Lenn Robbins is reporting a few intriguing names expected to be invited to the camp that starts next week, all of whom have NBA experience. This shows part of the Nets strategy to fill out their roster with players who have that NBA experience.

Greene spent four seasons with the Sacramento Kings, and was actually invited to Nets camp two years ago, before injuring his ankle in a private workout, leading to him not making camp. Greene played for the Grizzlies Summer League team last season, after having signed with the Grizzlies late in 2013, then traded to the Celtics in August of 2013. He was released by the Celtics and then signed in New Zealand.

D.J. Kennedy also spent time with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2012-13 season, and played with the Miami Heat in the 2013 Summer League. Kennedy played college ball at St. Johns.

Liggins was drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft. He's played a total of 57 games in the NBA, most recently with the Miami Heat. The Nets had considered drafting Liggins in 2011.

The Nets did take a look at Machado in 2012, but he eventually ended up going undrafted. Later, he signed with the Houston Rockets that season, playing in five games, and then in 2013 with the Golden State Warriors where he played in six games.

With these four players and Lance Thomas, who played with the Pelicans, that makes five players in camp who have NBA experience, as of now.