The Nets have exercised their third year options on 2015 first rounders Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough. The Nets had until Monday to make the move, which was no surprise.
The two players’ contracts will be guaranteed for 2017-18, Hollis-Jefferson at $1.45 million; McCullough at $1.24 million
Hollis-Jefferson, selected with the 23rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by Portland and traded to the Nets for Mason Plumlee on Draft Night. He has appeared in 32 career games (20 starts), averaging 5.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.4 minutes per game.
McCullough, the 29th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, has seen action in 25 career games (four starts), recording averages of 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game. The Nets had swapped picks with the Hawks as part of the Joe Johnson trade.
The two 21-year-olds missed 50 games each to injury last season, RHJ to a broken ankle, McCullough to a torn ACL suffered at Syracuse.