Long Island Nets D-League Expansion Draft Report

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:

ROUND NAME POS HT WT DOB COLLEGE/COUNTRY ACQUIRED FROM
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

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