Analysis: While the Syracuse product impressed as a rebounder and defender, he converted only 36 percent of his field goals, a concerningly low number for an interior player. McCullough put up a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double in a win over the 76ers but followed up with just four points on 2-of-16 shooting in Saturday's tournament-play loss to Cleveland. The 21-year-old remains a project player as he enters his second NBA season, but considering the Nets position as one of the league's weakest teams, he figures to hold down a fairly consistent bench role, as was the case near the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
Analysis: The Cincinnati product knocked down 48.1 percent of his field goals but struggled from beyond the arc, connecting on just 4-of-16 attempts on the week. Kilpatrick's role for the new-look Nets is somewhat undefined heading into the season, but he figures to hold down a consistent bench role for what might be the weakest team in the league.
Analysis: Last season, as a rookie, Hollis-Jefferson proved to be a bright spot on an otherwise bleak Brooklyn roster. As he enters Year 2, the 21-year-old is now expected to be one of the Nets' most valuable players on both sides of the ball. One of the biggest hopes for Hollis-Jefferson was that he would spend the summer developing his perimeter game, and if the Las Vegas summer league was any indication, the former Arizona star still has ways to go before he becomes any sort of a true threat from outside. Over the five game span, Hollis-Jefferson shot just 25 percent from beyond-the-arc. If he can refine his game away from the basket, the 6-foot-7 guard may be poised for a strong sophomore season.
Analysis: Ellington declined his player option with the Nets in late June to cash in a bigger deal this free agency. He was a regular in the rotation, and he can be a three-point threat for the Heat after scoring 7.7 points and grabbing 2.3 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game last season.
Analysis: Young should immediately slot in as the Pacers' starting power forward, a position they struggled to receive consistent production from a season ago. As a member of the woeful Nets last season, Young averaged 15.1 points, a career-high 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals across 33.0 minutes per game in his 73 appearances. His scoring may take more of a backseat now that he has to compete with Paul George and Jeff Teague for primacy in the offense, but Young figures to remain an useful fantasy contributor in the defensive categories. Young's acquisition paves the way for promising second-year big man Myles Turner to move over to his more natural center spot with Ian Mahinmi set to become a free agent this offseason.
Analysis: The power forward averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with 12.9 minutes for Brooklyn. He started seven games, registering six double-doubles and averaging 14.6 points along with 12.3 rebounds. Robinson will go forward as an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: Larkin played in a reserve role for the Nets this past season, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals over 22 minutes per game. With the salary cap expected to increase at the start of the new league year, he'll opt out of his current contract in hopes of seeing an increase in pay. Larkin has seen just 39 starts over the first three years of his career, so he'll likely have to settle for a bench role with his new team. Larkin is considered an unrestricted free agent and will have the option to sign with whoever.
Analysis: The Nets can technically match any offer Karasev, a restricted free agent, receives, but it doesn't seem either side is interested in a reunion. The former first-round pick played only 73 games in his two seasons with the Nets, and saw his court time decline in 2015-16, despite the team being well removed from playoff contention by midseason. With the 22-year-old failing to show much ability from distance during his first three seasons in the league, it's doubtful many teams will be interested in bringing him aboard on a multi-year contract. If that's the case, Karasev may opt to return to Russia to continue his career.
Analysis: With Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young each being rested down the stretch, Bogdanovic spearheaded Brooklyn's offense with a 7-of-10 barrage from downtown. The 26-year-old ended his 2015-16 campaign with back-to-back 20-plus point outings, and generally scored with improved efficiency from his 2014-15 rookie season. Look for Bogdanovic to retain his role as a swing-man in Brooklyn's rotation next season.