The Long Island Nets acquired the rights to 12 players in today’s 2016 NBA D-League Expansion Draft.
The team is the NBA Development League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets and they will play their games this season at Barclays Center.
As the Long Island Nets prepare for their inaugural season, the 12 players selected in the Expansion Draft will form the team’s Returning Player List.
All 2015-16 NBA D-League teams were able to protect the rights of up to 10 players as part of the draft process, with the Long Island Nets, Greensboro Swarm and Windy City Bulls then selecting from the pool of unprotected players from 2014-15 and 2015-16 D-League rosters.
Each expansion team was allowed to select up to 12 players, with no more than two selections coming from any one existing team. The expansion teams will hold the rights to selected players for two seasons.
Long Island’s complete Expansion Draft results are below:
|1||Gary Forbes||F/G||6-7||220||02/25/85||UMass/Panama||Grand Rapids Drive|
|2||Carrick Felix||G||6-6||201||08/17/90||Arizona State/USA||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|3||Jamaal Franklin||G||6-5||191||07/21/91||San Diego State/USA||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|4||Akil Mitchell||F||6-8||235||06/26/92||Virginia/USA||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|5||Peyton Siva||G||6-1||181||10/24/90||Louisville/USA||Delaware 87ers|
|6||Alex Kirk||F/C||6-11||252||11/14/91||New Mexico/USA||Canton Charge|
|7||Austin Freeman||G||6-3||226||05/06/89||Georgetown/USA||Westchester Knicks|
|8||Kendall Gray||C||6-10||240||05/05/92||Delaware State/USA||Iowa Energy|
|9||Lazar Hayward||F||6-6||225||11/26/86||Marquette/USA||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|10||Dwayne Polee Jr.||F||6-7||205||01/30/92||San Diego State/USA||Reno Bighorns|
|11||Matt Bouldin||G||6-5||215||01/17/88||Gonzaga/USA||Fort Wayne Mad Ants|
|12||Lewis Jackson||G||5-10||165||09/20/89||Purdue/USA||Salt Lake City Stars|