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Long Island Nets Announce 2021 Roster

By Long Island Nets PR | January 27, 2021

LONG ISLAND (Jan. 27, 2021) – The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, announced today the team’s 2021 roster.

The 12-man roster includes two players signed to two-way contracts with the Brooklyn Nets, four affiliate players from Brooklyn and six returning rights players.

Four of Long Island’s returning rights players were acquired via offseason trades:

  • Forward Kaiser Gates’ returning player rights were acquired from the Maine Red Claws in exchange for the returning player rights to Deng Adel.
  • The Nets acquired the returning player rights to forward BJ Johnson from the Lakeland Magic in exchange for the returning player rights to Devin Cannady.
  • Long Island acquired guard Jeremiah Martin’s returning player rights from the Sioux Falls Skyforce in a three-team trade with Lakeland. In the deal, Long Island traded its own first round pick in the 2020-21 NBA G League Draft to Lakeland, while the Magic traded the returning player rights to Vic Law to the Skyforce.
  • Forward Tariq Owens’ returning player rights were acquired from the Northern Arizona Suns in exchange for the returning player rights to guard Joe Cremo and forward Drew Gordon. Long Island also received the returning player rights to guard Matt Farrell in the exchange.

The Nets are set to participate in the NBA G League’s 2021 season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla., in February. The team’s schedule and broadcast information will be released at a later time.

Long Island’s full 2021 roster is below.

# NAME POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE/COUNTRY ACQUIRED
23 Jordan Bowden G 6’5” 193 01/20/97 Tennessee/USA Affiliate
4 Chris Chiozza* G 5’11” 176 11/21/95 Florida/USA Two-Way
12 Paul Eboua F 6’8” 214 02/15/00 Cameroon Affiliate
22 Kaiser Gates F 6’7” 225 11/08/96 Xavier/USA Returning (via Trade)
13 BJ Johnson F 6’7” 200 12/21/95 La Salle/USA Returning (via Trade)
3 Jeremiah Martin G 6’2” 185 06/19/96 Memphis/USA Returning (via Trade)
5 CJ Massinburg G 6’5” 205 04/14/97 Buffalo/USA Returning
6 Elie Okobo G 6’3” 190 10/23/97 France Affiliate
41 Tariq Owens F 6’10” 205 06/30/95 Texas Tech/USA Returning (via Trade)
1 Reggie Perry* F 6’8” 250 03/21/00 Mississippi State/USA Two-Way
2 Shannon Scott G 6’1” 185 12/21/92 Ohio State/USA Returning
7 Nate Sestina F 6’9” 234 05/12/97 Kentucky/USA Affiliate

*Signed to a two-way contract with the Brooklyn Nets

 

Head Coach – Bret Brielmaier (Arizona)

Assistant Coach – Luca Banchi (Italy)

Assistant Coach – Jimmie Oakman (UMass Amherst)

Assistant Coach – Chaisson Allen (Northeastern)

Athletic Trainer – Gale McCall (Clemson)

Strength & Conditioning Coach – Kyle Moschkin (UC Riverside)

Video Coordinator – Benjamin Sanders (Southwestern)

Basketball Operations Coordinator – Barrett Bouska (Kentucky)

 

About the Long Island Nets

The Long Island Nets are the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. The team was founded ahead of the 2016-17 season and plays its home games at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Following a record-setting 2018-19 season, Long Island made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, won the Eastern Conference Championship and reached the NBA G League Finals. For more information, please visit longislandnets.com and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.

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