David Pick, the European hoops writer, tweets that the Nets will hold another free agent mini-camp next month.
I'm told Kwame Vaughn, All-FIBA Europe Cup SG, has been invited to next Nets mini camp.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) May 25, 2016
The mini-camp is expected to begin around June 16, after international leagues finish up and well before NBA free agency -- and summer league play. The second mini-camp is yet another indication that the Nets are pushing development and unconventional free agency. As Kenny Atkinson said last week, "We’re going to have to look under every rock, and that’s a great thing about the NBA today. I think there’s a lot of different ways to acquire players — D-League, international, free agency,"
Vaughn, a 6'3" Fullerton State product, can play both guard positions. Like many of those who participated in this week's mini-camp, he's an American who has played significant time overseas. He's done well in Israel, Belgium and Italy, averaging 16.5 points in Belgium and 17.8 points in Israel this season. He's known as a three point shooter and has had previous summer league stints with the Warriors and Wizards.
Pick also noted that McKenzie Moore, a 6'6" UTEP product also from California, is expected to play in the second camp as well.
McKenzie Moore, lead MVP candidate of the New Zealand NBL, has been invited to the Nets and Mavs mini camps.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) May 25, 2016
Moore played for two NZ NBL teams last two seasons sandwiched around a tour in Belgium. He averaged better than 20 points for both, shooting better than 40 percent from deep.
Another invitee is Aaron Thomas, a 6'6" shooting guard who played for Florida State before going undrafted and heading overseas to Germany. He tweeted news of his invite.
@coachdwill Brooklyn nets mini camp— Aaron Thomas (@AT_getbuckets) May 28, 2016