The Brooklyn Nets have a dozen players that are going to join the team in Orlando. Until today, five Brooklyn players opted out of the season resume.
Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Wilson Chandler and Nic Claxton will not play in Orlando for different reasons.
The Nets’ head coach Jacque Vaughn admitted that his team will have to make a move in order to sign a replacement player during a recent Zoom media session.
“We have to definitely think about that,” Vaughn said, per NY Post’s Brian Lewis. “Sean and I talked this morning on a call and we talked about addressing our size and not putting extra demand on Jarrett. So that could definitely be a route we take for sure.
It definitely will be a little bit of a stress test for us. Whether that’s the amount of minutes that we play Jarrett Allen at 5, whether it’s being creative at the backup position, it changes rotations.”
According to Lewis, the Nets will sign a player in order to become the back-up center behind Jarett Allen, who is expected to start in the Brooklyn’s front-court.
“The Nets have 6-11 John Egbunu in the G-League. Dragan Bender, Deyonta Davis and Christ Koumadje also are options.”