There was no more talk about "redshirting" or spin that if he doesn't play, he'd been the Nets' surrogate first rounder in 2016. Billy King, who said he'd meet with Chris McCullough this week, told beat writers that the Nets have a plan for the 20-year-old and it involves on-court time this season...
Billy King says the goal for Chris McCullough is to get on the court this season #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) October 7, 2015
Update from Billy King on Chris McCullough: "The goal is for him to get on the court this season." Said there will be no further updates.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 7, 2015
To clarify: here are the specific words the Nets used regarding McCullough: "the goal for him is to get on the court this season."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) October 7, 2015
As noted, King didn't discuss any timeframe for McCullough to join the active roster, but he was good enough to participate in warmups Monday night vs. Fenerbahce. The 6'11" big man suffered a torn ACL in January while playing at Syracuse. He's been rehabbing with the Nets training staff.
McCullough, who before his injury was thought to be lottery material, was taken by the Nets at No. 29 in June.
Meanwhile, the Nets said Bojan Bogdanovic (sore ankle) and Markel Brown (strained quad) will not travel to Detroit for the Pistons game Thursday. The same players who missed practice Tuesday weren't on the court Wednesday - McCullough, Bogdanovic, Andrea Bargnani, Thomas Robinson and Willie Reed. No word yet if they will play in Detroit