For what it’s worth, some quick thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets summer leaguers:
Brown averaged 10 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists, shooting 52.9 percent. He hit some perimeter shots, had several two-handed dunks, played some pretty strong defense and showed an ability to make plays. Obviously he’s still a work in progress, but he displayed quite a bit of potential in Orlando.
Jefferson, Mr. Irrelevant, averaged 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, making 21 of his 30 field-goal attempts. It’s unknown at this point whether they will make the roster, but the Nets were very high on Brown, so it seems pretty likely he’ll be on it.
Mason Plumlee, picking up right where he left off last season, was also jumping out of the gym. He averaged 18 points and 4.7 rebounds, making 18 of his 25 field-goal attempts. Plumlee played in three games before a sore foot kept him out of the last two.
Debutant: Sergey Karasev, officially acquired Thursday, made his summer league debut in the Nets' Friday afternoon finale, scoring 11 points, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists. Karasev, a 6-foot-7 guard, is known as a quality shooter and passer. He’s only 20 years old, so there’s still plenty of time for him to develop.
Of note: Marquis Teague averaged 5.8 assists, and he was more aggressive getting into the lane Friday.
Remember: Don’t put too much stock in summer league results. The hope is that guys like Brown and Karasev can become quality rotation pieces, much like Plumlee was last season. Either way, the Nets have some nice young players to work with.