NBA: 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets roster

Nick Friar
·8 min read

The 2020-21 NBA season is here after a quick offseason. Although, for Brooklyn Nets fans, this season couldn’t get here fast enough.

It’s time for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to play alongside one another in NBA games that count. Nets fans got a taste of what Brooklyn’s dynamic duo can do in their preseason wins over the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, but neither Durant nor Irving played the amount of time they’re expected to on a nightly basis — not to mention both players hadn’t played in an NBA game for an extended period of time before the preseason, so there’s still more to come.

But there’s more to this team than the two superstars — as crucial as Durant and Irving are to Brooklyn’s success. Here’s everyone on the 2020-21 Nets roster:

Jarrett Allen

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Age: 22 Size: 6-foot-11, 243 lbs. Experience: 3 seasons Allen has only represented one city throughout his entire NBA career: Brooklyn. Taken with the No. 22 pick in the 2017 NBA draft, Allen has blossomed into a rim protector and emphatic lob option for Spencer Dinwiddie and others. After starting throughout all of 2018-19 and much of 2019-20, it appears Allen will primarily come off the bench in favor of DeAndre Jordan.

Bruce Brown

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Age: 24 Size: 6-foot-4, 202 lbs. Experience: 2 seasons After spending his first two NBA seasons with the team that drafted him in the second round back in 2018, the Pistons sent Brown to Brooklyn in a three-team trade. While Brown is expected to make an impact on the defensive end, the guard didn't see the floor much in the preseason -- he only logged five minutes against the Boston Celtics after he didn't play at all against the Washington Wizards.

Nic Claxton

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Age: 21 Size: 6-foot-11, 215 lbs. Experience: 1 season Claxton didn't get too much playing time for Brooklyn in 2019-20, and it looks like that will be the case again in 2020-21 with DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen ahead of him on the depth chart. However, that doesn't mean Claxton can't be part of Brooklyn's future. Unlike the other two Nets bigs, he has a shot. Now, Claxton's jumper still has quite a bit of room to grow, but he's also a forceful finisher and has shown he can help protect the rim, too -- though he does need to put on some weight.

Spencer Dinwiddie

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Age: 27 Size: 6-foot-5, 215 lbs. Experience: 6 seasons Just when it seemed like he was about to make his push for the Sixth Man of the Year Award, Dinwiddie finds himself back in the Nets starting lineup to begin 2020-21 while someone else takes on the role of Brooklyn's spark off the bench. For Dinwiddie, it makes no difference. He can adapt as well as anyone and only has one focus -- winning.

Kevin Durant

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Age: 32 Size: 6-foot-10, 240 lbs. Experience: 12 seasons Brooklyn's sleeping monster has awoken -- and we aren't talking about any swamp dragons here. Durant is finally back on the court doing what he does best, and now he's doing so in a Nets uniform. After waiting for over a year to see him suit up, Brooklyn fans have finally gotten a taste of what Durant can do coming off his Achilles injury -- and this is just the beginning.

Jeff Green

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Age: 34 Size: 6-foot-8, 235 lbs. Experience: 12 seasons It took 10 years to get them back in the same uniform but Green and Kevin Durant are finally teammates once again. Separate by three picks in the 2007 NBA draft, the pair started their careers together in Seattle before the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City -- where the pair would play together for 2.5 seasons before the Thunder traded Green.

Joe Harris

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Age: 29 Size: 6-foot-6, 220 lbs. Experience: 6 seasons Brooklyn's sharpshooter finally got his big payday, signing a four-year deal worth $75 million in the offseason. Now that he's set financially, Harris can just worry about doing what he does best: knocking down three-pointers at an alarmingly efficient rate for the Nets. With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving healthy and on the floor together, Harris should get plenty of quality looks throughout 2020-21

Kyrie Irving

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Age: 28 Size: 6-foot-2, 195 lbs. Experience: 9 seasons In 2019-20, Nets fans got a small taste of what Irving can do with the ball in his hands. But now, Irving's not only fully healthy after getting surgery on his right shoulder, he also has Kevin Durant to work with -- along with the rest of Brooklyn's impressive roster.

Tyler Johnson

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Age: 28 Size: 6-foot-3, 186 lbs. Experience: 6 seasons Nets general manager Sean Marks tried to get Johnson a few years back, but the Miami Heat weren't prepared to let him walk at the time. After a little time in Phoenix, Johnson found himself searching for a new home in 2019-20, giving Brooklyn a chance to test him out in the Disney bubble. Johnson impressed, earning himself another chance to help the Nets in their pursuit of a title.

DeAndre Jordan

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Age: 32 Size: 6-foot-11, 265 lbs. Experience: 12 seasons Although Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were the big names to sign with the Nets in the summer of 2019, Brooklyn's dynamic duo also wanted Jordan to join them in this venture. The veteran big man may not be what he once was, but he can still finish alley-oops and clog up the paint on the defensive end with the best of them.

Rodions Kurucs

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Age: 22 Size: 6-foot-9, 228 lbs. Experience: 2 seasons After taking a step back in 2019-20, in which he played in 47 games, Steve Nash has expressed Kurucs is in more of a developmental phase right now. Don't expect to see too much from Brookyln's 2018 second-rounder throughout the 2020-21 NBA season.

Caris LeVert

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Age: 26 Size: 6-foot-6, 205 lbs. Experience: 4 seasons The Nets' star in the bubble, it looks like LeVert will be Brooklyn's sixth man in 2020-21 -- at least at the beginning. The young guard continues to receive praise from Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie, and now has a chance to run his own unit while being part of the closing lineup as games progress.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

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Age: 25 Size: 6-foot-7, 220 lbs. Experience: 4 seasons After signing with the Nets on a two-way deal to start 2019-20, TLC got a 10-day deal and eventually a full-fledged NBA deal from Brooklyn. His play before the hiatus and emergence in the Disney bubble proved Sean Marks' investment in the forward was a wise one.

Chris Chiozza

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Age: 25 Size: 5-foot-11, 175 lbs. Experience: 2 seasons Once again on a two-way deal with the Nets, Chiozza could receive chunks of playing time throughout the 2020-21 season when Kyrie Irving or one of Brooklyn's other ball-handlers needs a night off.

Reggie Perry

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Age: 20 Size: 6-foot-9, 250 lbs. Experience: ROOKIE After slipping all the way to the fourth-to-last pick in the 2020 NBA draft, Perry earned himself a two-way deal with Brooklyn. The rookie has impressed his teammates and the coaching staff early, showing he can provide the Nets a different type of big man in the future -- one who might be able to help stretch the floor.

Taurean Prince

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Age: 26 Size: 6-foot-7, 218 lbs. Experience: 4 seasons After starting in almost every 2019-20 game he played, Prince is set to come off the bench for Brooklyn. Less will be asked of him on the offensive end, as well, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Prince was expected to impact the defensive end when Brooklyn first traded for him in 2019, maybe now he can focus on that end more while still helping stretch the floor some.

Landry Shamet

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Age: 23 Size: 6-foot-4, 190 lbs. Experience: 2 seasons The biggest name involved in the 2020 Draft Night-deal conducted by the Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers, Shamet has bounced around a bit throughout his young NBA career, having started in Philadelphia before he was packaged in the deal that delivered the 76ers Tobias Harris. Above all else, Shamet should help provide the second unit with a long-range threat on the offensive end.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Brooklyn
-417--
Cleveland
+320--