The Brooklyn Nets lost their 5th and final Orlando Summer League game yesterday, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 89-86 in the 9th place game. With the loss, the Nets finished summer league 0-5 and finished in last place in the summer league. But does this disappointing finish matter, even a little bit?
Well, the team only had 3 players that will likely make the team’s final roster: Tyshawn Taylor, Toko Shengelia, and Mason Plumlee. Taylor and Plumlee definitely had a few good moments. Taylor had a 25-point game while Plumlee was the talk of the summer league after the first two games before cooling off significantly in the final 3 games.
However, Toko was very disappointing. He had one average game, but other than that, he did not live up to the expectations of an NBA player playing in summer league, averaging under 8 points and 4 rebounds per game.
But still, should Nets fans care? These 3 players will be the 12th, 13th, and 14th men on the roster and will almost surely not be in the rotation. The only player who has a real chance of receiving playing time is Tyshawn, but that would probably only happen if either Deron Williams or Shaun Livingston gets injured.
The Nets are extremely deep in the front court, so don’t expect Toko or Mason to play any meaningful minutes next season.
Although it would have definitely been nice to see the Nets play better in the summer league, it will not effect the regular season in the slightest.