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Donte Greene to play summer league with Nets

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The Nets have signed Donte Greene to play for Brooklyn's summer league team in Orlando, league sources tell NetsDaily.

Greene was slated to go to training camp with the Nets in 2012, but fractured his ankle working out days before he was to travel with the team. Greene was also at the free agent mini camp the Nets hosted last month. Greene will have the most NBA experience of any player on the Nets' summer league roster with 253 appearances. Greene spent all four years of his career with the Sacramento Kings after a successful career at Syracuse.

The Nets are clearly intrigued by the 6'11" wing. He's been mentioned as a potential target for the past three offseasons now. Greene is only 26.  After a nice showing overseas last year, he may be ready to rejoin the league.  Greene played for Dongguan in China and averaged 19.6 points and nearly nine rebounds per game.

The Orlando summer league starts next Saturday.  The addition of Greene seemingly brings the summer league roster to the maximum of 12. In addition to the three players from last year's roster -- Mason Plumlee, Jorge Gutierrez and Marquis Teague --  the Nets have invited Adonis Thomas, who played at Springfield last season and had stints with Orlando and Philadelphia, and their three first round draft picks -- Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson to Orlando.  In addition, Nick Minnerath and Michael Jenkins, Americans who played overseas last season; Slovenian center Alen Omic and undrafted Harvard forward Kyle Casey are also reportedly on the roster.

Brook Lopez will work out with the team, but not play, in Orlando. Expect him to spend a lot of time going up against the 7'2" Omic.