Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders says the Nets are leaving "no stone unturned" in their quest to make up for lost draft picks and will bring in an apparently large number of non-roster players at the end of this month. The mini-camp will presumably be held at the HSS Training Center in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn #Nets will hold a veteran mini-camp from May 23-25, https://t.co/PTYLSG7mGs has learned.— Moke Hamilton (@MokeHamilton) May 12, 2016
Without draft picks and a serious need for talent, Sean Marks and the #Nets will need to turn over every stone to improve the team.— Moke Hamilton (@MokeHamilton) May 12, 2016
Hamilton didn't report who the Nets might bring in, but two years ago, the Nets held such a camp in New Jersey. They brought in U.S. players who had worked overseas, like DaJuan Summers of Georgetown, Scott Machado of Iona and DeAndre Liggins of Kentucky as well as top-flight Europeans like Mantas Kalnietis of Lithuania and Edwin Jackson of France, both point guards. None of that group wound up on the Nets roster.
Of course, the Nets now have more development assets, including the Long Island Nets, than they did back then.
Meanwhile, some names of Nets workout candidates are leaking out on social media. So far, Isaiah Briscoe of Kentucky, a combo guard; Jalen Moore of Utah State, a small forward; Yogi Ferrell of Indiana, a point guard; and Egidijus Mockevicius, of Evansville --and Lithuania, a shooting guard. The Nets also interviewed St. Joseph's shooting guard DeAndre' Bembry this week at the Pre-Draft Combine in Chicago.