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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cliff Alexander to play for Brooklyn Nets in Orlando, Vegas summer leagues

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Former Kansas University forward Cliff Alexander, who was not selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, will play for the Brooklyn Nets for their Summer League teams in both Orlando and Las Vegas, the New York Post reports.

The Post’s Tim Bontemps writes: “It’s unusual for an undrafted player to play for one organization in both summer leagues — a sign the Nets could have interest in bringing Alexander to training camp and possibly beyond, and perhaps having given him some guaranteed money, though there was no confirmation of that.”

“Brooklyn could have interest in keeping him beyond that (summer league),” Tweeted Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.

Alexander on Twitter retweeted a post that said he would be playing for the Nets.

Comments

Mark Lindrud 6 years, 5 months ago

Here is your chance Cliff. What happened in the past is gone. No excuses, just you now.

Marc Frey 6 years, 5 months ago

Talk to his mom first. She controls the purse strings.

Marius Rowlanski 6 years, 5 months ago

To be fair, it's unfortunate when and inscrutable agent takes advantage of a person's economic situation. When this loan was made, Alexander was considered a lock to be a lottery or at least a first-round draft pick earning millions of dollars.

Should his mom have known better? Of course but I lay the majority of the blame on the facilitator who knowingly took advantage.

Joe Ross 6 years, 5 months ago

Im sorry but if accepting money as the parent of an athlete does not offend your intuition then stupidity has won the day. "Stupid is as stupid does."

My economic situation may have me desperate for money, but Im not jumping off the sheer face of a high cliff to get it. (see what I did there?)

Joe Ross 6 years, 5 months ago

Bontemps = Good times. You know, like J. J. and stuff.

Jonathan Allison 6 years, 5 months ago

The Nets shipped out Mason Plumlee last week and brought in a PF out of Syracuse with the #29 pick in the draft. Signing Cliff Alexander to a league minimum contract would be a nice hedge on them betting they could better their team by unloading Plumlee's salary.

Jonathan Allison 6 years, 5 months ago

Just read that the Syracuse player is coming off an ACL repair and may miss the season. Alexander definitely can make the team this year if he plays well in the summer leagues. Could be their 4th or 5th big if he catches on.

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