It has been reported that the Brooklyn Nets will hold a “Free Agent Camp” on June 2nd to try out some potential players to make next year’s roster. The tryout will be for players to come in and impress GM Billy King and capture a spot for this year’s summer league team, then potentially join Joe Johnson and company for the 2014-15 season. The list of players has not yet been announced but potential players attending will likely include D-League players without an NBA contract, players who played overseas this past year and players who are currently free agents that did not finish the regular season with a team.
Billy King issued a statement about the camp last week during a press conference:
“We may get a draft pick. We’re going to have a free-agent camp on June 2. But we’re bringing in a bunch of guys who played overseas, look at guys who are free agents, played overseas or in the D-League. So we’ll take a look at them in a three- or four-day period. Brooklyn being a place that players want to play and we have a coach [Jason Kidd] who I think players want to play for. I think we play a good style. So I don’t look at it as the sky is falling as much as we have some assets and things we can do and we’ll look at it.”
Of course, a big reason for this camp is because the Nets do not have any picks in the upcoming draft in June. There is also limited cap room for any big name free agents this summer, especially if Garnett and Pierce decide to come back. King is trying to catch lightning in a bottle with this camp but there are a number of players who could come in and play some quality minutes for next year’s Nets team. Let’s take a quick look at a few players who should be brought in on June 2nd.