Word that Thaddeus Young and Shane Larkin will play in a Shanghai charity game Saturday brings to 10 the number of Nets players who will have participated in competitive play this summer. With four players recovering from injury, that means only three Nets -- Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez and Wayne Ellington -- will not have competed.
Here's the breakdown...
--Four players are recovering from injuries, three from knee surgery: Chris McCullough (ACL), Sergey Karasev (dislocated kneecap) and Thomas Robinson (meniscus) while Quincy Miller broke his facial bones while practicing in Detroit before being traded to the Nets.
--Andrea Bargnani (Italy) and Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia) are competing in Eurobasket, the FIBA Europe championships. Each are likely to play in at least 15 games between friendlies the tournament which will take place at various locations in Europe.
--Four players competed in the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues: Markel Brown, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Ryan Boatright all played for the Nets in both leagues while Willie Reed played for Miami in Orlando and for Brooklyn in Las Vegas.
For Lopez, this is his first summer since New Jersey that he's spent without rehab. He and his brother Robin have spent a lot of time traveling, most recently in China where they ran a youth camp. They're not alone. The three youngest Nets, McCullough, Hollis-Jefferson and Karasev helped run the Nets camp in Brooklyn. McCullough, Hollis-Jefferson and Jack will run the Nets other camp, in the Hamptons August 31 to September 4.