Nets stash Isaia Cordinier will travel from Paris to New York this weekend to work out for the Nets at HSS Training Center, but the team has not yet made a decision on whether the 6’5” combo guard will get a camp invite next month.
Dylan De Abreu of BasketActu, a French hoops site, first reported Cordinier’s travel plans Wednesday. According to a Google translation...
According to our information, the former Antibes player should board the plane this Sunday to New York. He should participate in training and training camp with the Brooklyn Nets in order to get a spot in the team. Today still without a club after a very good season shared between the Jeep Elite and the Eurocup with Nanterre, the former player of Denain would prioritize the NBA and more particularly the Nets before committing to a club.
A league source confirmed to NetsDaily that the 24-year-old Frenchman will be in Brooklyn, but said it will be more of a workout, the kind the Nets do annually to check on a stashed player’s development. A camp invite is still to be determined, said the source. The Nets currently have 15 players on standard NBA deals — including one non-guaranteed and one partially guaranteed; one player on a two-way contract; one on an Exhibit 10 training camp deal; and two unsigned second rounders. The Nets can bring 20 players total to training camp in San Diego at the end of September.
Here’s some highlights from this season when he played for Nanterre in the French League.
Cordinier’s rights were acquired from the Hawks in the 2019 Jeremy Lin trade and the Nets have monitored his development. This past season, Cordinier was named first team All-EuroCup and the Nets have been pleased with his progress so a camp invite is possible.
He played for the Nets Summer League team back in 2018, but returned to Europe. Since then, Cordinier has improved his outside shooting, defense and ball-handling per reports.
The Nets have long been Cordinier’s top priority. He has put off signing with European clubs until he can get a decision from the Nets. Back in June, our Alec Sturm interviewed Cordinier. He told Sturm, “I know they’re still interested in me —for this year or next year, I don’t know.”